Apparently, Aaron Rodgers & Shailene Woodley have been quietly dating for a bit

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Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick split up last summer, and the announcement came last July. I got the impression that there were some hurt feelings on her part, and my vibe was that she wanted to get married and he didn’t. That being said, Aaron doesn’t give off the vibe of a total commitment-phobe. I think he’s a serial monogamist who is a bit gun-shy about marriage in particular. Well, Aaron is reportedly dating someone new: Shailene Woodley?!?! Hippie, lives-in-a-tree, granola-crunching Shailene Woodley?!?

No lies here: Shailene Woodley appears to have scored a touchdown in the game of love.

E! News has confirmed the Big Little Lies star has taken on a long distance relationship with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. A source exclusively tells E! News, “They have kept things private and low key.”

Aaron has been in Green Bay, Wisconsin, to stay “very focused on his season,” which came to an end on Jan. 24 when the Packers lost to Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Championship Game. Meanwhile, Shailene has been working on-set in Montreal to film Misanthrope, according to Canada Live. The crime movie is directed by Damián Szifron.

“They have seen each other and been in touch,” the insider tells us. “They continue to talk and see each other when they can. They are both focused on their careers but they also make time for each other.”

In September, Aaron spoke on the Pat McAfee Show about his “new and increased love of life.” While not directly mentioning his relationship status, he said, “I’ve made decisions and changes and habits that put me in a lot better headspace and there’s just a lot of things that have come together in my life over the last few months that have really been enjoyable.”

He continued, “That’s why I’m having so much fun and it starts with love. And then surrounding yourself with people that you really enjoy.”

[From E! News]

I felt like I was smoking the good stuff because I had not heard a whiff of this before now. As it turns out, Deuxmoi had some sparse info about the couple a few weeks ago, and Nicki Swift followed up on it. Now E! News is confirming it, I guess. I mean… Shailene is Shailene and she’s not full-on “lives in a tree” these days. She’s matured, she does a lot of activism work and she seems alright. But I never would have put her with Aaron Rodgers. Hmmm.

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  1. Dee says:

    Does this mean Aaron is divergent? LOL

    • Lexilla says:

      Yes I’ve heard those rumors about him. 🙂

    • SarahLee says:

      That’s the rumor!

    • Chip says:

      Can we not? Even my 11 and 13 year olds know it’s not funny to speculate about someone’s sexuality.

      • Green Desert says:

        @ Chip – Agreed. And more people are doing it down-thread. I’m so tired of this kind of thing. There’s nothing wrong with being LGBTQ – there is something wrong with speculating about someone’s sexuality. True allies don’t do that. Yes this is a gossip site but that goes way beyond. Constantly bringing it up points to one’s own personal bias – you think it’s a big deal, you think it matters. And you think someone owes you something they don’t owe you. It says way more about you than it does about the person you’re speculating about.

      • Dee says:

        FWIW, my comment was about the movie, Divergent, for which Shailene is famous. She finds out she’s divergent and doesn’t fit neatly into any of the categories her character is offered.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        Thank you.

      • coolspray says:

        @Dee, it was obvious your point was about the movie! Some people just seem to wait around all day for their first chance to be offended.

      • Green Desert says:

        @ Dee – Thanks for the clarification, and I get it. I do think the first two people who replied to you were talking about something else, though, which is what I was referring to.

        @ coolspray – Actually, I see it as calling out problematic behavior. And it is problematic to speculate about sexuality. And I also get that Dee wasn’t doing that.

      • Chip says:

        @Green Desert Thank you for saying that much better than I could. I agree with everything you said.

        @Dee Thanks for clarifying! I meant to address the comments under yours but may have done that incorrectly.

        @coolspray I don’t wait around all day to be offended but I am trying to call out problematic behavior when I see it. And as a GB native, the ‘Aaron Rodgers and the Fudge Packers’ jokes are old, gross, and I’m sick of it.

  2. Levans says:

    Shailene looks a lot like Lana Del Ray in some photos. Annoying nevertheless, good luck to them.

  3. FHMom says:

    Huh? This seems so random. Aaron likes dating actresses, I guess.

  4. Lucy2 says:

    I wouldn’t have guessed that, but good for them.

  5. josephine says:

    Seems totally random, but maybe she can talk to him about that hair.

  6. Miss Margo says:

    Wow. They legit look related.

  7. Kt says:

    I live in Green Bay and his whole demeanor has changed this season. He has been very focused but zen

  8. The blinds have said both are homosexual for years.. not surprised.

  9. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Don’t like her Sam I Am. Can’t put a finger on it, but she rubs me way wrong lol.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      I have also been generally annoyed by her for no good reason for years now. Maybe because she seemed such a flakey ditz, but at 29 she may be very different from what she was like a decade ago.

  10. Kay Dozier says:

    I think the reason Danica seemed to have hurt feelings is she supposedly introduced them earlier in the year while she and Aaron were still together. I think at the Lake Tahoe golf tournament.

  11. Viktoria says:

    Rumor has it he cheated on his Ex with Shailene which kinda makes sense since Danica unfollowed Shailene last spring…there have been blinds about him being gay for a decade now though he doesn’t give off the vibe. Nonetheless they seem like an off couple but if it works for them so be it – I just care for him winning another SB!

  12. Amelie says:

    Maybe I’m blind, but I don’t find him that good looking. He’s okay but not my cup of tea. I also thought he was significantly older than Shailene but it’s only an 8 year age difference and she’s 29 now so not too bad. This seems like a random pairing to me but then I never would have paired Aaron with Olivia Munn either or Danica McPatrick.

  13. Ladykatan says:

    They look like brother and sister…

  14. InVain says:

    Rumor is that Danica introduced them while he and Danica were still very much a couple. Word also is that he left Danica for her. Eh.

  15. Chaine says:

    “Dating” and “long distance relationship”— yeah, sure.

  16. Pocket Litter says:

    Worst bearding choice ever.

  17. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    He certainly has a thing for brunettes.

  18. Michelle says:

    He and Shai had mutual friends before Danica… she didn’t introduce them. That being said, the whole thing sounds sketchy at best.