Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley Split: Everything We Know About the Couple’s Relationship
Are Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers still together? Although the actress and the football star seemed to be going strong in November 2021, multiple sources confirmed to In Touch in February 2022 that they had split.
“While Shailene is supportive of Aaron’s career, he put football first and they were barely spending any time together,” one insider said on February 16. “She felt he neglected their relationship. Neither of them was happy.”
The football player 38, is “an independent guy,” the source added and revealed he “got cold feet” about his future vows to the Big Little Lies actress, 30.
In the end, Shailene and Aaron just “couldn’t make it work,” a second insider explained. “There were too many obstacles. They’re both adults and decided to part amicably.”
Their romance was seemingly already on the rocks after the Green Bay quarterback made headlines in November 2021 for revealing that he was not vaccinated and tested positive for COVID-19, leading to a minimum 10-day quarantine mandated by the NFL.
Following the news Shailene also began to trend on Twitter with several trolls seemingly implicating her for his decision not to get vaccinated. However, many fans were quick to point out the apparent misogyny of somehow blaming her for Aaron’s own health decisions.
Before their breakup, the duo were in wedding-preparation mode and were “planning a summer wedding in Big Sur,” a separate source previously told In Touch, before adding that “Big Sur holds a special place in Shailene’s heart” because it’s where Shailene filmed Big Little Lies. “It’s by far one of her favorite spots on [the] planet! She says it’s ‘magical.'”
Shailene and Aaron even had a guest list in mind, with “just 50 of their closest family members and friends,” the source added, while also explaining that there was going to “be a ton of celebrity guests,” including Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, Zoë Kravitz and Alexander Skarsgård.
Us Weekly confirmed their relationship in February 2021, and days later, Aaron referred to his “fiancée” during his NFL Honors Most Valuable Player acceptance speech.
Shailene opened up about their engagement on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon nearly three weeks later, explaining that Aaron had proposed “a while” ago.
“He’s, first off, just a wonderful, incredible human being. But I never thought I’d be engaged with somebody who threw balls for a living,” she said at the time. “We met during this whacky, whacky time and all the stadiums were closed that he was playing in, so I have yet to go to a football game. I didn’t really grow up with sports, especially American sports. It was never really on my radar. When we met, also, I knew he was a football guy, but I didn’t know, like, what kind of a football guy he was. And I’m still constantly learning.”
Reps of Shailene and Aaron did not immediately respond to In Touch‘s requests for comment.
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