Last week, the news broke that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and actress Shailene Woodley had called off their engagement after nearly a year together.
Neither one had spoken out about until this week.
On Monday night, Rodgers appeared to confirm that he and the Big Little Lies actress were separated as he shared a post to Instagram dedicated to her and his Packers teammates.
“Here’s some… #MondayNightGratitude for some of the incredibly special people in my life, with some pictures from the last beautiful year,” Rodgers captioned a series of Instagram images, including one of him snuggling up with Woodley on a couch.
“@shailenewoodley, thanks for letting me chase after you the first couple months after we met, and finally letting me catch up to you and be a part of your life. Thanks for always having my back, for the incredible kindness you show me and everyone you meet, and for showing me what unconditional love looks like, I love you and am grateful for you,” he wrote.
“To the men I got to share the QB room with everyday, Matt, Nathaniel, Luke, @jordan3love and @kurtbenkert , you guys made every day so much fun and I’m so thankful for the daily laughs and stress relief you brought me every week of the year. I love you guys.”
Although a final decision hasn’t been made, there are some fans who believe this is Rodgers’ way of saying goodbye to Green Bay.
Rodgers can return to the Packers, request a trade or retire.