Cue the Big Little Lies theme song. Like the moms of Monterey, it’s time to get all up in Shailene Woodley’s business. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers told the NFL that he’s “engaged” amid rumors that he and Woodley have had a quar romance. First, Deux Moi got everyone thinking, and then E! News sources confirmed the speculation last week. In the new video posted Sunday, Rodgers told the world he’s in love while accepting his NFL Honor. “2020 was definitely a crazy year filled with lots of change, growth, some amazing memorable moments,” he said. “180 straight days of having my nose hairs scraped, playing for very little fans or no stands the entire season; I got engaged, and I played some of the best football of my career.” Later, he thanks his “fiancée” for their support.
While he doesn’t explicitly shout out Woodley, he does thank Jodie Foster, who just happens to be Woodley’s The Mauritanian co-star. He also encourages people to “read books, to meditate, speak things to life, manifest the desires of your heart, question everything, and spread love and positivity.” While it does sound like standard advice from rich people, Woodley has frequently discussed practices like meditation, to help her anxiety, and manifesting positivity, including throughout the COVID-19 crisis. You know, couples who work on mindfulness together probably do have a higher chance of staying together. Congrats to Aaron Rodgers for landing a ring, one way or another.
Update, 3:15 p.m.: People checked in with their people and it turns out: Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley are engaged. Sources confirmed the news on Monday after Rodgers announced his engagement over the weekend. Rodgers was previously with race-car driver Danica Patrick and Woodley was in a relationship with rugby player Ben Volavola, but both couples parted ways last year. Woodley and Rodgers are the latest quarantine couple to make it official, along with Ariana Grande and seemingly everyone you follow on Instagram. “They are very happy together,” the source says. “It’s not surprising he proposed so fast. When you know, you know, right?”