After weeks of hypothesis, actor Shailene Woodley confirmed in an interview on “The Tonight Show” that she’s engaged to soccer star Aaron Rodgers.
She defined they’ve been engaged “for a while” after assembly throughout the pandemic.
“Everybody right now is freaking out over it and we’re like, ‘Yeah, we’ve been engaged for a while,’” she told host Jimmy Fallon.
“He’s, first of all, a wonderful, incredible human being,” she stated. “But I never thought I’d be engaged to someone who throws balls for a living.”
As Fallon laughed, Woodley went on to clarify that she by no means watched sports activities rising up and nonetheless has by no means been to a soccer recreation.
“But he’s really so good at it,” she stated laughing. “When we met, I knew he was a soccer man however I by no means knew what variety of a soccer man he was … I’m nonetheless always studying.”
“Because I don’t know him as the football guy!” Woodley explained. “I know him as like, the nerd who wants to host ‘Jeopardy!’ That’s the guy I know. He just happens to also be very good at sports.”
In her Monday night interview, Woodley also opened up to Fallon about how her dog had been immediately taken with Rodgers.
“When I first met him … my dog pulled me aside and was like, ‘If you don’t date this dude, I will disown you as my mother because the three feet I run with you when you throw a ball is nothing compared to the marathon I’m able to run with him,'” she joked.
Monday night’s interview with Fallon marks the first time Woodley has spoken publicly about her engagement to the “football guy,” although earlier this month the Green Bay Packers quarterback casually revealed he obtained engaged throughout his digital acceptance speech on the NFL Honors broadcast, the place he was named the 2020 MVP.
“Thank you so much. It’s an honor to win this award for the third time,” he started. “2020 was definitely a crazy year filled with lots of change, growth, some amazing memorable moments, 180 straight days of having my nose hair scraped, playing for very little fans or no stands the entire season.”
Then he rapidly slipped in an enormous piece of stories: “I got engaged, and I played some of the best football of my career,” he stated.
The information of the engagement comes lower than a 12 months after each ended earlier relationships. Rodgers and NASCAR driver Danica Patrick referred to as it quits in July after greater than two years collectively. In April 2020, Woodley confirmed she and rugby participant Ben Volavola had damaged up.