Aaron Rodgers says he ‘got engaged’ so how long has he been seeing Shailene Woodley?

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Last week, we heard that Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley are apparently dating, and have been for possibly a few months. Aaron split from Danica Patrick last July, and there seemed to be some angst and hard feelings about it, on her side especially. After that, we didn’t hear much about Rodgers’ dating life, which is weird because he does have a habit of dating famous women. He managed to keep the Shailene romance under wraps until Deuxmoi got a tip a few weeks back, and then E! News and People confirmed it. Now it looks like Aaron and Shailene are ENGAGED???

Aaron Rodgers didn’t end the 2020 NFL season with a ring, but it appears his “fiancée” did. While accepting this year’s Most Valuable Player award during Saturday night’s NFL Honors, the Green Bay Packers quarterback, 37, revealed he’s engaged, days after reports surfaced that he and actress Shailene Woodley, 29, are dating.

“It’s an honor to win this award for the third time. 2020 was definitely a crazy year, filled with lots of change, growth, some amazing memorable moments. 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,” Rodgers said during the broadcast.

Rodgers also thanked his fiancée during his acceptance speech without naming names.

Earlier this week, E! News reported that Rodgers and Woodley had been keeping their romance “private and low key.”

“They have seen each other and been in touch,” a source said. “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.”

[From Page Six]

So everyone is just assuming that he’s talking about Shailene, but he never says the name of his fiancee and this whole thing is so weird! Even if you believe that he and Shailene are engaged, when did it happen? When did they even meet? Did they get engaged after a few dates? And that makes me sad for Danica Patrick, who so clearly wanted to marry him and was dropping “hints” about wanting to get engaged for months before the breakup. I hate when guys do that! They break up with the woman who wants to marry them and then the dude gets engaged two seconds into his next relationship. Ugh. Anyway, if it’s Shailene, good for them, I guess. Congrats.

Shailene Woodley attending the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 5, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. | usage worldwide

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  1. Hmppyy says:

    If my ex does that I’m going to freak out.

    • VS says:

      Why? isn’t the ex, an ‘ex’ for a reason?
      Congrats to the engaged couple; all the best to them!

    • Alissa says:

      seems to me it would be better for them to not marry you if they clearly weren’t sure about it, than get married and get divorced because they didn’t really want to marry you.

    • Weirdiskate says:

      Ok loser, don’t comment like it’s Facebook and get mad that someone answers your pathetic life about your shit ex and then get mad when that they answered.

      • ElleV says:

        that’s a pretty intense response! it’s not chill for hmmpy snap at someone who was making what appears to be a supportive comment but whoaaaa! are you having a rough day?

      • hmmmmppy says:

        Goodness that is so aggressive. My comment was just affirming the statement of “I hate when guys do that! They break up with the woman who wants to marry them and then the dude gets engaged two seconds into his next relationship. Ugh”
        and how that must be incredibly heartbreaking and hard for Danica Patrick. I didn’t interpret any of the responses to my comment as supportive or empathetic in the least (other than ElleV). It’s a bit like if someone is married for 20 years and builds a life together and then get blindsided by a divorce and their ex gets remarried a few months later. It’s extraordinarily, deeply painful. A supportive response to that is not “well I guess he didn’t really want to be with you” or “He’s your ex for a reason.” And my ex is not shit. He’s one of my favorite people in the world.

      • Jaded says:

        @Weirdiskate – I had that happen to me – dated a guy for 14 months. Then he suddenly dumped me and married someone else 5 months later. It not only broke my heart it ruined my self-esteem. He wasn’t a “shit” person either, that’s why it hurt so much, so I can imagine what Danica Patrick is going through. Hmmmmppy and I share that experience.

      • Julie says:

        Kate, I think the OP was just trying to express their agreement with the sentiment that the ex must be feeling. The name-calling and, honestly, aggressive response is uncalled for. If you don’t like what she has to say, there are better ways to get that point across other than personal insults. Go to the Fox News comment section if you’re just looking to insult others

      • ElleV says:

        ps hmmmmppy & jaded – both of your experiences sound awful, and worse because it seems to happen all the time! reading the stories down thread, too – oof! sending a hug to everyone before the so-called “one”

      • Maria says:

        Damn Kate, calm down, lol.

  2. Laalaa says:

    I didn’t even read “engaged” as in related to marriage. I read it as “I got very engaged with my sport vision” or something like that

  3. milliemollie says:

    Someone on deuxmoi said that his last and new relationship overlapped and that’s why they’re so quiet about it.

  4. Darla says:

    I felt sorry for Danica at first, but it seems she’s a Trumpster, so my sympathy faded fast. I’m like that.

  5. Daphne says:

    Each of my exes have married the next woman. The latest was truly heartbreaking as we were engaged and then he left me abruptly. I’m in therapy trying to break the cycle of me offering a training programme I offer to help men be good life partners.

    • Susan says:

      Daphne but don’t beat yourself up! People jump into and out of relationships and are always looking for “the next new thing” because they are terrified of being alone. When I was younger, I too, was the training programmer. I’m old enough now to see that all those post-me relationships have crashed and burned too. My biggest issue was being attracted to a-holes with commitment issues. Which stemmed from my childhood, but I won’t bore you with that drama.

      TLDR: hang in there Daphne. You are perfect for someone, you just haven’t that person yet.

    • HufflepuffLizLemon says:

      I had a few relationships in a row like that Daphne- You’re doing the right thing working on how you approach relationships! I met my husband about 8 months after the last one of those awful relationship/immediately engaged to someone else happened and just knew. We were engaged within a few months, married in a year, and have now been happily married for twelve years.
      That said… your marital status doesn’t define you and even if you don’t find the one for a while, you’re making emotionally healthy choices and on the right path! Good luck.

    • Julia K says:

      Paraphrasing what I think was a Sex and the City line; men are like taxicabs, if their light is on they are available and will pick up the first woman they see. If the light is off no amount of waiting will make them stop for you. It’s all about timing.

      • Ohlala says:

        Lol yes it was a great metaphor. Also few months ago there was a fantastic article in the Sunday Times column by Dolly Alderton. It was so perfect and spot on I took it to show to all my girlfriends and we were drinking and laughing reading it. It was an answer to a letter “why I am always the woman before “the one”

    • Ni says:

      That sucks so much. I’m sorry.

    • candy says:

      Therapy is always good, but don’t assume it’s your fault. I got dumped a ton before I met my now (wonderful) SO, who made me feel so even keeled and brought a lot of gentleness to my life. Lots of men are just shit, so again don’t blame yourself.

    • Bibi says:

      No way. Brutal. I’m so sad for you. My husband’s cousin went out with this guy for 4 years, flipped her life upside down for him. One day he left her, had a new girlfriend right after and got married 6 months later. That absolutely killed her selfesteem.

    • hmmmmpppy says:

      I am so sorry Daphne. That sounds absolutely heartbreaking. Much love to you <3

    • Jaded says:

      @Daphne – that’s happened to me a few times, like I make these guys better people and they dump me for someone they think is perfect. Ironically one of them married very quickly after me and it turned out to be a pretty awful marriage and they’re now divorced. Never forget, what goes around comes around. I’m glad you’re getting therapy and I hope you get over your heartbreak soon! Hugs!!

    • Ohlala says:

      Daphne i am sending you big big hug. I know how devastating the heartbreak can be. I am glad you got to lookafter youtlrself and therapy is such a wise and smart thing to do. You can actually unearth some patterns and get some answers but in meantime and ALWAYS be kind to yourself and mind yourself. Do not beat yourself up for someone else’s decisions. Learn to love yourself unconditionally and to get rid of the urge to fix or train any man. Lots of positive vibes and hugs

      My dating problem that i am getting involved and either date never happens or canceled or getting ghosted. So this is something i have to work on too 🤣

  6. Eva says:

    Maybe she is pregnant

  7. Sandra says:

    But why announce it to the world during an acceptance speech for a sports award? Considering how private they were keeping their relationship it doesn’t make sense. Kind of tacky.

    • Susan says:

      Maybe to steal thunder from the super bowl??

      I don’t follow sports but the timing was interesting.

  8. Cat says:

    This seems like one insufferable couple. I never understand couples that are super private but announce something like that so publicly. You went to all the trouble to keep it private why make that part so so public? It would be like Tom Hiddleston announcing his engagement to Zawe Ashton when he’s promoting Loki. They have worked so hard to keep it under the radar why go back on all that good work.

    • Case says:

      My guess is that they want to be more public. It’s no coincidence it was “leaked” they were dating just a few days before this speech — otherwise he could’ve thanked “his fiancé” and no one would know who he meant. Maybe they’re a pandemic couple and weren’t quiet about their relationship by choice? (Whereas I think Tom and Zawe are being private by choice.)

    • observing says:

      I thought it was funny the news came out the same day as the Super Bowl.

  9. Sayrah says:

    I do feel bad for Danica. And yeah it’s strange when someone proposes to the next gf so quickly. I don’t get shailene and Aaron but 🤷🏻‍♀️

  10. Case says:

    I remember Olivia Munn talking about her relationship with him on a podcast (she didn’t say his name, but it was clear this was who she was talking about) and he sounded emotionally abusive and controlling. It was an upsetting account to hear how he really hurt her career by telling her to turn down opportunities. Hope this isn’t the case with Shailene.

  11. pixiestyx says:

    I say this as a Packer fan, but Rodgers is a known prankster. So maybe it’s all one big “joke” or as other said maybe to steal Brady’s thunder a little.

    • Sandra says:

      From what I’ve read, he is a very odd prankster too. Leaves people scratching their heads at his antics.

  12. Valiantly Varnished says:

    I hate it too but that is usually a clear sign that a man wants to be married – just not to that woman.
    And yeah it’s weird that he’s keeping it to so quiet when he been so public with every other relationship. I wonder if it’s not Shailene.

  13. Mumzy says:

    I’m just stuck on him saying “very little fans.” Thanks to him for the perfect example of the importance of correctly choosing between little and few. I will now go back to imagining the stands filled with wee dollhouse sized people.

  14. Kristen says:

    I know that it must feel bad from Danica’s perspective now, but it would feel a lot worse if they got married when he didn’t really want to and then they ended up divorced.

  15. Pocket Litter says:

    A two-way long-distance bearding contract. How romantic.

    • Mediawatcher says:

      Have no insider knowledge but I don’t believe he’s straight either. Male athletes find it exceptionally hard to come out.

  16. Cheshiresmile says:

    I’m sorry but this is a ridiculous complaint. Not Aaron Rogers not any other person is psychic, they can only make the next right move- dating Danica- but should end it before getting engaged if it’s not right. My husband and I got engaged quickly/ within 6 mos- because it felt right. Men do what they want. Saying oh poor Danica- that she held on even if she felt he wasn’t that into her- is silly: she should have moved on. Saying otherwise is the depths of patheticism.

    • Chicken Tetrazzini! says:

      Damn that’s cold. Some people try to fight for relationships, not just give up at the first sign of trouble. Some men and women will pull the rug out from under you when you least expect it because nothing on the surface appears to have changed. Congrats on always knowing exactly where you stand in your relationships and never having been the ‘pathetic’ one…. or even the empathetic one it would seem

      • Kay says:

        “Fighting for relationships” is, 99.9% of the time, a terrible idea. It trains people (women especially) that relationships should be hard and a lot of work, and surprise surprise, they’re the ones who carry that emotional baggage. Life is long if you’re lucky, and will throw a lot of crap your way that can test relationships. If you have to “fight” for your relationship to make it in the dating phase, it’s an excellent sign that it’s not the right one.

      • Cheshiresmile says:

        Agree with @Kay below. Saying you should “fight” for a relationship is akin to thinking you can change someone. You can’t. When it’s right it ain’t hard at the beginning. It gets hard but for different reasons, not those of basic compatibility and attraction. When it’s right you don’t have to give ultimatums. I have been the pathetic one and then I learned my lesson. Simply wasn’t my person. But if you’re not there yet and want to wallow in your victimhood, by all means..

    • observing says:

      Men/he can do what they/he want(s), but I think it’s fine to feel sorry for this other lady, even if it is better long-term for her not to have married him. Everyone projects their own situations so it was bound to happen with this kind of announcement. Plus, if there was overlap, that would automatically generate some sympathy.

      I don’t really care about any of these people so I’m not offended by his decision. But if people want to sympathize with the other lady, I think that’s ok too.

      He announced this on the day of the Super Bowl when we’re all talking about Tom Brady’s fitness and none of us were wondering about the state of his relationship status, so I’m assuming he wants people to have an opinion….

      This story was not even on my radar until I started seeing it trending on Super Bowl Sunday when I’m at home relaxing and suddenly have a chance to unwind my day with random judgments about people I’ve never met.

  17. candy says:

    This is all fine but didn’t she recently leak a statement to the effect of “we’re so low key and casual”? Doesn’t seem like they’re on the same page.

  18. InVain says:

    I feel bad for Danica for this reason: rumor has it that she introduced them as she was friends with Shailene at the time… when she and Aaron were still very much a couple. So if they are engaged, that’s got to hurt. All of you who are saying not feel sad for Danica because she essentially dodged a bullet… you’re right, she did, but that doesn’t make it hurt any less for her right now.

  19. Lena says:

    I read that Shailene and Rogers were first seen cozying up in July so that’s been six months. Six months is enough time to know if someone is the “one” once you’re their ages of 29 and 37. I think it’s just because we haven’t seen them doing PDA during those six months it seems sudden but it’s not.

    • LaurenMichelle says:

      They have been together since last summer. Maybe there was overlap. Danica kept hinting marriage, and it backfired.
      D and Aaron seemed awkwardly forced together, and I think he wanted out for a while.
      Shailene is very pretty, and a decent actress. Not certain if this is a bearding contract, as some folks say.
      My husband was very quiet when he dated me. No social media. He had dated a woman for over 3 years before he broke up with her–she wanted to get married and he said she wasn’t “marriage material.”. 2 years later he dated me and we got engaged after 7 months. His Ex destroyed his pickup truck when she found out. Usually there are valid reasons why folks keep their relationship quiet. Jealousy is one of them.

  20. jferber says:

    I saw Aaron Rodgers yesterday on TV being interviewed by Tony Romo. Rodgers was never on my radar before, but I found him to be charismatic and sexy. I also have crushed on Richard Sherman (hell, I’m still crushing on him). Usually I don’t care for football players at all, but these two are special. To be truthful, I’d also add Odell Beckham, Jr. I also saw Tyrann Mathieu of the Chiefs and found him to be extremely hot. It seems he and Brady got into a heated argument at the end of the game because Brady said something Matheiu didn’t like. I’d love to know what Brady said.

  21. Susan says:

    Isn’t this a mutual bearding relationship? They probably will get married, it should work out well for both of them.