Shailene Woodley is opening up about how she fell “headfirst” into a relationship with Aaron Rodgers. Woodley confirmed her engagement to the Green Bay Packers QB in February on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, when she explained that she didn’t know him as a “football guy.”
The 29-year-old actress is revealing a ton during a new interview with Shape where she said the two connected during the coronavirus pandemic, and quickly built a bond unlike any other.
“Starting a relationship where you immediately move in with someone — because it’s a pandemic and you can’t just get on a plane and go back and forth on weekends — taught us a lot about each other very quickly,” she explains. “We jumped in headfirst and got some of the sticky bits out of the way early.”
“I was by myself with my dog and didn’t see anyone for three months,” she continues. “It forced me to be still and quiet.”
Woodley said that she and the 37-year-old NFL star hunkered down together in Montreal, where she was filming her latest movie. During that time, he spent his days binge-watching Jeopardy! to prepare for his two-week stint as host.
“I have the perspective that I would have met Aaron in any context, any space in time,” Woodley shares, “because I feel we were meant to be together.”
The happy couple recently took a trip to Hawaii with Miles Teller and his wife, Keleigh.