Green Bay Packer’s quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, is no stranger to dating high-profile names. A list of the past Aaron Rodgers girlfriends include some big names like actress Olivia Munn and IndyCar driver Danica Patrick.
Now, he has a new high-profile partner on his team. You might be wondering, who is Shailene Woodley? Let’s take a look at what we know about Aaron Rodgers’ fiancé and their relationship so far.
History of Shailene Woodley
Shailene Diann Woodley was born in San Bernardino, California on November 15, 1991. She was the oldest of two children for parents, Lori and Lonnie.
Her parents worked as a middle school counselor and principal. Her father later became a therapist. She grew up in Simi Valley, California with one sibling, a younger brother named Tanner. Shailene is three years older than Tanner.
At age four, her parents got her started in modeling. This allowed her to appear in over 40 television commercials and minor roles.
Around the same age, she began taking acting classes with Anthony Meindl. Her parents supported her pursuit of acting as long as she promised to stay true to herself, do well in school, and have fun.
At age 15, doctors diagnosed Shailene with Idiopathic Scoliosis and she had to wear a brace covering her chest and hips for two years. She caught the condition early and experienced no further issues. Her parents divorced that same year, but both remained present in their children’s lives.
What is Shailene Woodley Known For?
You may wonder how Aaron Rodgers’ girlfriend came into the spotlight to become romantically involved with a professional football player. Shailene got her big break as an actress.
After several television appearances as a child, Shailene earned a major role in the series “The Secret Life of an American Teenager” at age 17. The series lasted for five seasons.
It wasn’t until her supporting role in The Descendants that she began gaining steam as an actress. In 2014, her fame spread to a wider audience after she played major roles in “Divergent” and “The Fault in Our Stars”. Both films were based on books with a strong fan base.
In 2017, Shailene appeared in a television series called “Big Little Lies”. This role garnered her even more attention, and she received nominations for both an Emmy and Golden Globe award.
Aaron Rodgers’ Girlfriend is an Activist
Today, Shailene is a staunch activist and feels strongly about protecting the planet. She believes it is important to use her influence to promote causes she cares about.
Shailene Woodley partnered with Greenpeace to study the impact of pollution on marine life and has teamed up with American Express to combat pollution in the past. She also founded a nonprofit organization with her mom called “All It Takes” that focuses on empowering students to become leaders.
In 2016, she was one of the protestors against the Dakota Access Pipeline standing up for indigenous and environmental rights. She was one of several individuals arrested during this protest.
Shailene believes it is important for people to have self-awareness and hold themselves accountable for their own actions. She considers herself a compassionate person and wants to see people extend more compassion to one another and the environment.
Prior Romantic Links
Over the years, Shailene has links to several well-known names. When her fame grew in 2014, she was reportedly linked to Elliot Page and “Divergent” costar, Theo James.
Shailene Woodley’s past relationships also involved musician Nahko Bear, and another athlete, Australian-born rugby player Ben Volavola. Ben was one of Shailene’s more public relationships, despite the couple only dating for a year.
Becoming Aaron Rodgers’ Girlfriend
It is not confirmed how the couple was first introduced. There are rumors that Rodger’s ex, Danica Patrick, was a mutual friend that introduced the pair, but it is unclear if these rumors are true.
The couple is vague on the details but admitted to meeting one another amid the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
Aaron and Shailene’s Relationship
It is unclear how long Aaron and Shailene were an item before their relationship became public. The couple stayed low-key and kept their relationship under wraps for several months.
Shortly before the pair started dating, Shailene stated in an interview that she was not looking for a relationship. Aaron made their relationship seem casual to those close to them, but out of the public eye, things were becoming serious.
The couple moved in with one another early in their relationship because of the pandemic. Shailene has stated that it allowed them to get to know one another quickly.
Wedding Bells in Their Future
Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers kept their engagement under wraps for some time. Either of them did not acknowledge it in public until Aaron mentioned the engagement in his 2020 MVP Award acceptance speech.
“It’s an honor to win this award for the third time. 2020 was definitely a crazy year, filled with lots of change, growth, some amazing, memorable moments, 180 straight days of having my nose hairs scraped, playing for very little fans or no fans the entire season, I got engaged, and I played some of the best football of my career.”
Shailene confirmed the engagement a few weeks later on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”. The star stated never thought she’d end up engaged to someone who threw balls for a living, but that she sees him as so much more than a football player.
She later joked that her dog would likely disown her if the pair ever split.
Will We See More of Aaron Rodgers’ Girlfriend, Shailene Woodley?
Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers appear to be going strong in their relationship. They have not discussed a timeline for their impending nuptials. Right now the couple appears focused on their careers and enjoying time with one another.
In the meantime, there are several projects this year that Aaron Rodgers’ girlfriend (and now his fiancée) has appeared in, such as “The Last Letter from Your Lover”, “The Fallout”, and “The Mauritanian”. Shailene will appear in another film “Misanthrope” and the television series “Three Women” later this year.
Meanwhile, Rodgers has arrived at Packer’s training camp to begin another football season.
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