Shailene Woodley & Aaron Rodgers’ PR is emphasizing how weird they are together

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

I still can’t really explain what’s happening with Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers. They announced their engagement several months ago after quietly dating for just a few months. It was weird. It continues to be weird. It would be one thing if they were just some odd couple and they somehow made it work and we could see their chemistry the entire time. But here’s a football guy with a granola girl who doesn’t know the first thing about football (and she actually seems quite demeaning towards the sport), AND she’s always seemed like she talks out of her ass? Then there’s the thing about they were dating so secretly and now they’re really trying to get attention in a really obvious way. They went to Disney World earlier this week and they did a very twee joint interview:

Shailene Woodley and fiancé Aaron Rodgers were feeling the love in the happiest place on earth. The couple has recently been vacationing at Walt Disney World, where Rodgers, 37, admitted he loves “cuddle time” with his wife-to-be, 29. The topic came up during a quick interview for the web series Walt Disney World Minute.

When asked how she likes to unwind after a long day, the Big Little Lies actress responded, “Personally, I like a bath, maybe a good glass of wine.” Rodgers had the perfect answer. “I was gonna say cuddle time,” he said. “But since she went with her own thing, I’m gonna say Jeopardy! and a glass of scotch.”

The lovebirds visited all four theme parks during their stay, as well as Disney Springs, where they enjoyed some shopping at Chapel Hats and Star Wars Galactic Outpost. They’re big fans of “the Force” and also took in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. “We’re in the resistance, we’re total alliance,” Rodgers said when asked about his lightsaber color of choice. They both picked blue, but Woodley amended her selection: “I’d like to request a pink one though,” she added. “Just because I love pink.”

Also on the itinerary for the pair was a list of notable smooching spots: “kiss in front of the Magic Kingdom, kiss at Pandora,” said Rodgers. They shared another sweet moment, when they were asked the “one thing that always makes you smile,” and they instinctively pointed at each other. The quarantine couple also gave a glimpse into their personal life, as Woodley said Rodgers is “really good at” making the bed in the morning. “I’m really proud of your diligence when brushing your teeth,” he said in response. “You can go for minutes on end at times.”

She donned a “DOG DAD” baseball cap, noting, “I’ve got a huge 90-pound German shepherd, who’s actually similar to Goofy.” Rodgers chimed in, “Yeah, he’s a lap dog.”

[From People]

So… Disney World paid them for this, right? Aaron and Shailene are NOT broke-ass but hey, I guess both of them wanted some Disney cash. Perhaps Aaron is trying to get a Disney sponsorship, full on (Disney has started sponsoring athletes in other sports). Meanwhile, if “cuddle time” wasn’t twee enough for you, People Magazine followed up with this mess:

Aaron Rodgers and fiancée Shailene Woodley have more in common than meets the eye. While some in the couple’s circle were initially skeptical about how the Green Bay Packers quarterback, 37, and the Big Little Lies actress, 29 — who is also an outspoken environmental activist — would fit into each other’s worlds when they started dating last summer, sources tell PEOPLE in this week’s issue that they bonded over their shared passion for their work.

“Aaron admires Shailene’s dedication to her career and to causes, plus they have a lot of fun together and really talk about things,” says a source in the sports world. “He has a quiet fire, and I think Shailene needs that. He is confident on the field and in life.” Adds another another entertainment-world source: “Both Shailene and Aaaron are bright and zealots for what is important to them.”

“Each has a true respect for the other,” says the entertainment-world source. “They totally support each other.” An insider says Woodley and Rodgers have been “really happy” since they quietly started dating after their respective breakups from rugby player Ben Volavola and former race car driver Danica Patrick last year.

“This relationship differs because they had extra time to experience what is important to them and what they want,” the insider says of the couple, who revealed their surprise engagement in February of this year. “They are attracted to each other and have found something they didn’t find in others.”

[From People]

Maybe I’m alone here, but this weird PR fluff is just emphasizing their incompatibility. I also feel like HIS picker has been off for a while, way before Shailene. And I hope no one ever describes me as a “zealot” about anything.

Aaron Rodgers at the 2018 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Los Angeles

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  1. Oh_Hey says:

    Yikes.
    1) at least they know how it looks
    2) this is the oddest PR relationship I have ever seen. Why? Why would you willingly do this? No. Just no.

  2. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    You’re not alone. It’s weird. ‘They really talk about things.’ lmao!

  3. truthSF says:

    Ever since he was accused of dumping his longtime boyfriend (and treating him like crap afterwards) he’s been getting into these very cringe high-profile relationships with women he barely any chemistry with! 1st Olivia, then Danica, and now Shailene. Someone needs to tell these 2 that less is more.

  4. nutella toast says:

    I realize it could hurt his earning potential in particular as a top athlete and with the current politics being so vile, but….go be happy with who makes you happy and stop publicly handing out roses to one girl after another…unless this is true love and then enjoy and don’t trot it out with such strange thirstiness? Life is short and goes by stupidly fast…

  5. Mia4s says:

    This is….weird. I agree it seems like he’s looking for sponsorships/work after football (which is actually smart), but this all just comes across as…odd, not romantic. And I mean, she works. She works a lot. Mostly independent yes but she’s had her foot in studio projects. Even an Emmy nomination as I recall. Is she looking to level up? She never gave that impression, even after that YA series she did (which I can never remember the name of and can’t be bothered to google) crashed and burned.

    Oh hell maybe it’s true love….that felt like it needed a PR trip to Disney World ASAP into their engagement. Sure thing.

    • Katy says:

      Lol it’s called Divergent I think, it was terrible. She’s not a good actress in my opinion

      • Ann says:

        I’ve only seen her in that and a few scenes from a couple of other projects but I agree. I find her performances very stale. She doesn’t have spark.

    • Humbugged says:

      she has 4 films out /or coming out and 5 in pre-production

      Starting with the thing she is in with Anthony Mackie

  6. FancyPants says:

    That Disney interview makes it sound like they never met before that day. Did y’all see that video Shailene posted of the two of them in a car talking about his Jeopardy debut? She sounds like she’s never seen or spoken to a man before, it was so cringe. You’d think an actress would be able to fake it better than this.

  7. Laura says:

    I could be wrong, but bearding screams out at me. On both sides. Not much chemistry, and the whole rollout was handled strangely. Maybe they thought it would be mutually beneficial?

  8. Case says:

    Oh. This is WEIRD. This is entering old Taylor Swift PR relationship land.

  9. Lucy2 says:

    I agree it’s weird. First of all, why are they traveling to Disney World during a pandemic? Second, that whole thing just read like a weird commercial. And third, I’m starting to agree it might be a PR relationship.
    If that’s the case, it makes me feel sad that they feel the need to do that. If it’s not and they are real couple and it’s just kind of strange, hope they’re happy.

    • Humbugged says:

      Because the park is open .They have been thousands of mile from home for 8 months and thay stopped in.They hand just had a holiday in as a private resort in Mexico and they probably been invited .And they both live in California . He is not in GB the whole year and she has always lived in Cali as well apart from her time in France

      8 months of total insolation gives you PR vibes ? Why ? They did 2 days press and have into virtual lockdown again .The stuff he in doing was filmed weeks ago

  10. Katy says:

    I laughed so hard at this: ‘And I hope no one ever describes me as a “zealot” about anything.‘ Because same! LOL so freaking weird.

    How do you go from a secret romance and engagement to this? A couples trip to Disney and a people mag roll out with dumb quotes? Hahahaha.

    Excuse me while I go talk about ‘things’ with my bf. Lol I love it.

    • Humbugged says:

      Her Standing Rock stuff,her politcal stuff as a Bernie Bro and Greenpeace (where she gives them a chumk of her money) seems like a zealot to me

      They were living in one place where they could keep it quiet .

      But his season is over and her filming has stopped and they came back to Cali which is where they both live .AJ Hawk probably gave the ‘sports’ side of the article as he was with them when they hooked up and is a media personality and Megan Park from Secret Life was probaly the ‘Sha’ source as Shailene is in her movie and that she wrote/directed and she said 2 weeks ago that she has talked to him .Megan is married to Tyler Hilton

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXvKD6O7lhs&t=190s&ab_channel=EntertainmentTonight

  11. Mrs. Peel says:

    “We have so much in common, we both love soup and snow peas, we love the outdoors, and talking and not talking. We could not talk or talk forever and still find things to not talk about.”

  12. whateveryousay says:

    This is so freaking odd. I got nothing.

  13. Agreatreckoning says:

    They are more cringe worthy to me than cute & adorable. It’s like watching teenagers with their first love and everything is magical, perfect and will be together forever and ever. Just not a fan of adults acting OTT with cutesiness in relationships. I’m not feeling/seeing chemistry between them-then again, I’m not around them either. The things they talk about:

    “You’re the best”.
    “No, you’re the best.”
    “No, really, you are”.
    “No, really really, you are.”

  14. Jane Doe says:

    I’m an adult who can pick and choose what I pay attention to. Why is this likely fake couple irritating me so much? 🤣

    • Beth says:

      What’s annoying me so much about this is the fact that it’s not believable at all but they consider us all stupid enough to buy it when they’re bad at selling it. The insincerity is detectable and I hate that.

  15. Christa says:

    I just want to put out there that I cannot stand all the coverage of him and jeopardy. Apparently someone really wants him in that job. Give it a rest already.

  16. ChloeCat says:

    I recall reading a few years back that Shailene has horrendous body odor, so now hearing that she likes to relax with a bath, yeah, all of this is fake. They’re beards for one another.

    • Humbugged says:

      She does not wear deodorant because of the plastic .

      The was just coming out of a three 3 year relationship before this happened

  17. Miss Margo says:

    I don’t know what it is. But shaleine has always rubbed me the wrong way… And this relationship is just cringey. “Cuddle time” FFS.

    • Humbugged says:

      Having been digging about for podcasts today the ‘cuddle time ‘ thing was a joke.

      He was interviewed by The Ringer for his TV gig and they must have listened to their podcast.If you go back to when they announced it they made a whole deal of her being in GB for the season – what were they doing all that time and player naps and cuddle time were both mentioned in that .And the brushing her teeth thing is another joke because she does not brush she uses oil on them

      I can see them pissing themselves laughing at the reactions

  18. Sarah says:

    They are the millennial George and Amal PR couple. The only positive from this fauxmance is that neither individual has to be pygmalioned like Amal was when she and George were engaged.

  19. Green Desert says:

    I know this is a gossip site but I think it’s gross for commenters to speculate about someone’s sexuality. We have no idea how either of them identify.

    Here’s an alternative theory about why they’re rolling out like this now: he’s guest-hosting Jeopardy and it’s clear he really wants the job. He talked about continuing to play football and host at the same time, that it would be doable. That’s why we’re seeing all this weird shit from these two right now.

  20. Aimee says:

    Jeopardy is an ABC property. Disney owns ABC. 2 + 2 = 4.

  21. candy says:

    Yikes

  22. fluffy_bunny says:

    They took his dog with them on the trip and they stayed at the Grand Floridian. The Grand Floridian is not one of the few properties that Disney has that allows pets. The ones that do the pets aren’t supposed to be on the furniture. I saw video of the dog on the couch. I don’t like them because of this.

  23. Susan says:

    So if this is a PR romance or a showmance or whatever, I am not here to judge. What I AM HERE TO JUDGE is my god, if you’re going to put your relationship out there, please rehearse a little and do a better job of “connecting.” Most days I want to murder my husband but I can put on a show where we appear normal. Why is this so hard for these two? Are they the most socially awkward people ever or what? I could fake a relationship with anyone for a few minutes and I’m not an actress.

  24. Queen Meghan’s Hand says:

    I always found him to be shady after it was revealed that he was estranged from his family. There was never a straight answer about that and the family settled on his girlfriend at the time Olivia Not-Wilde as being the reason. And now he’s doing a promotional video with his fiancée after a whirlwind romance? He never gave a simple statement defending Olivia but does this? It’s odd to me but perhaps he learned his lesson OR he really really wants the Jeopardy job.
    Aaron and Shailene both have banging bods and probably enjoy banging each other and that’s about it. They truly do not know each other but the wedding pictures they will sell to People Mag will be BEAUTIFUL.

    • Humbugged says:

      So Trupmy/MAGA shit and being racists to Asians and trying to make money off him is fine?.And we praise Meghan Markle for not giving her family any air but want Aaron to be different and speak openly about these fuck wits

      • LP says:

        Yeah I sort of wondered if the estrangement was him diagreeing with his conservative Christian family? They were perfectly happy to speak to the press, and wasn’t his brother on reality tv? Like he and Shailene Woodley seem very weird and forced and cringey but no shade at cutting off toxic family!

      • FHMom says:

        All I remember about that whole thing was that his family sucks.

      • Humbugged says:

        He is a proper hippy who had got into Eastern religion beforehand and the family wanted to use him to make money .I posted a thing upthead with Olivia Munn talking about them .He had all this stuff with being a franchise QB

  25. Queen Meghan’s Hand says:

    I always found him to be shady after it was revealed that he was estranged from his family. There was never a straight answer about that and the family settled on his girlfriend at the time Olivia Not-Wilde as being the reason. And now he’s doing a promotional video with his fiancée after a whirlwind romance? He never gave a simple statement defending Olivia but does this? It’s odd to me but perhaps he learned his lesson OR he really really wants the Jeopardy job.
    Aaron and Shailene both have banging bods and probably enjoy banging each other and that’s about it. They truly do not know each other but the wedding pictures they will sell to People Mag will be BEAUTIFUL.