This news comes shortly after the two called off their engagement of one year after a whirlwind romance.
Shailene Woodley Sat In Aaron Rodgers’ Lap During Winery Trip
A source told PEOPLE that the couple was looking happy during the outing. They reportedly sat at an outdoor wine-tasting patio table with friends.
“They seemed really happy,” a source revealed, adding that “[Shailene] was sitting on [Aaron’s] lap while they hung out at the table with friends.”
The source added that “They kissed each other’s heads and were very affectionate.”
Earlier this month, the two were also photographed spending time together in Palm Beach, Florida. At the time, Rodgers and Woodley had flown into West Palm Beach airport on a private jet before leaving on the same plane just hours later.
Rumors Of Aaron Rodgers & Shailene Woodley’s Relationship First Started In 2020
The NFL star and the “Divergent” actress met sometime during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in 2020.
Although rumors that they were involved started to pick up steam in July 2020, fans only found out that the Green Bay quarterback was engaged on February 6, 2021, when he thanked his “fiancée” during his NFL MVP acceptance speech.
While saying that “2020 was definitely a crazy year,” he added that “I got engaged” and also thanked “his fiancée” for her support.
However, one year after news of their engagement shocked the Internet, the couple had already decided to go their separate ways.
Aaron Rodgers & Shailene Woodley Were ‘A Mismatch From The Start,’ Source Claims
Although the couple had “agreed to disagree” on controversial subjects, like Rodgers’ vocal opposition to the COVID-19 vaccine, one insider told PEOPLE that “they fell hard and fast, but it was a mismatch from the start.”
“They are not talking about their politics, and they never really have,” the source divulged. “They disagreed on a lot of things. Early on, they decided to agree to disagree about things and not debate them.”
However, shortly after their break-up, the pro footballer seemed to express doubts about the breakup on Instagram, sharing a quote that read: “Gratitude is the wine of the soul. Go on. Get drunk.”
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He then shared a snap of family and friends, including one with the “Big Little Lies” actress.
“Here’s some… #MondayNightGratitude for some of the incredibly special people in my life, with some pictures from the last beautiful year,” Rodgers wrote. “@shailenewoodley, thanks for letting me chase after you the first couple months after we met, and finally letting me catch up to you and be a part of your life.”
“Thanks for always having my back, for the incredible kindness you show me and everyone you meet, and for showing me what unconditional love looks like,” he continued. “I love you and am grateful for you.”
Sources Claim That Aaron Rodgers Wants To Reconcile With Shailene Woodley
Although fans thought that the pair would be done for good after their split, Saturday’s winery outing shows that there may be some hope for the couple yet.
Another source shared that the couple is “trying to remain friendly” with one another, despite the split, and revealed that Shailene is the one who was “hesitant” to resume their relationship.
Earlier this month, Rogers officiated the wedding of teammate David Bakhtiari’s wedding to Frankie Shebby in Santa Barbara, California. Woodley attended with Rodgers as a friend, but a source said that Rodgers is hoping that they will be able to get through this rough patch and get back together.
“They both had intense work schedules in the fall and it wasn’t possible for them to focus on their relationship,” the source dished. “Now when Aaron’s season is over, he wants to give it another try. He thinks Shailene is very special. She is more hesitant though.”
The source explained that there was no major argument that caused the break-up; the relationship just wasn’t working out.
“It was an amicable split; it just wasn’t working,” a source said. “They’re very different people with busy careers and there were obstacles that they couldn’t surmount. They will remain friendly; there’s no bad blood and no drama. It just didn’t work out for them.”
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