"Big Little Lies" actress Shailene Woodley and NFL star Aaron Rodgers drummed up a romance in 2020 and got engaged the same year. The couple originally kept their engagement a secret until Shailene finally confirmed the news on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in February 2021.
Unfortunately, it seems as though Shailene and Aaron have called it quits. Multiple sources have said that their engagement is over, even though neither party has yet confirmed this to be true.
There Were Already Rumors That Shailene and Aaron Broke Up
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers won the NFL MVP Award for 2021, but he made no mention of Shailene in his acceptance speech. He even walked the red carpet alone for that event.
It's speculated that the couple faced some issues when 38-year-old Aaron received backlash for turning down the coronavirus vaccine and instead saying he was already "immunized." Some people misinterpreted an Instagram story that Shailene posted about astrology around that time, thinking that she was taking a dig at her then-fiancé for his stance on the vaccine.
Shailene later posted on her story again saying, "Just read somewhere that the media is claiming I deleted an Insta story amid the ‘chaos.’ (An astrology post of all things) (not cryptic at all you dummies). Do you even know how stories work brah? They self-delete after 24 hours. Literally lol’ing over here over your determination to make a story out of nothing. Grasping at straws my dears.”
But sources are now saying that the relationship is, in fact, over this time. "While Shailene is supportive of Aaron’s career, he put football first and they were barely spending any time together,” a source said. “She felt he neglected their relationship. Neither of them was happy.”
Sources report that there was no way to salvage the relationship considering how busy both of them were. Plus, one source says that Aaron is an "independent guy" who "got cold feet" about the idea of marrying 30-year-old Shailene.
Breakup rumors started circulating in December 2021, but neither has confirmed that their engagement is off.