The actress and Green Bay QB secretly got engaged in 2020.
In February that year, the footballer shocked fans with his engagement news during the 2020 NFL Honors.
Shailene & Aaron Secretly Got Engaged In 2020
While accepting the award for “Most Valuable Player,” Rodgers said, “2020 was definitely a crazy year filled with lots of change, growth, some amazing, memorable moments. One hundred-eighty straight days of having my nose hair scraped, a plan for very little fans or no stands the entire season, I got engaged, and I played some of the best football of my career.”
Since the surprise engagement announcement, Shailene and Rodgers have rarely spent any time together which started to wear on their relationship.
The former couple both lead very busy lives and careers, which left them spending a ton of time a part.
A year after he announced their engagement during the February 2021 honors ceremony, the couple decided to go their separate ways.
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.”
The Former Couple Was At Odds On Controversial Subjects
“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.”
He then shared a snap of family and friends, including one with the “Big Little Lies” actress.
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Aaron Is “Grateful” For His Ex-Fiancée
“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.”
It’s now being reported that Shailene is done with Rodgers for good.
According to an exclusive report from E! News, the “Big Little Lies” actress and the NFL star “are not together.”
A source told the outlet, “Shailene tried to give it another shot and was spending time with Aaron. But she quickly saw that everything was on his terms and nothing was going to change.”
Shailene Is Done Because Nothing Was Going To Change
They went on to say, “There was no reason to continue and she’s done with it again.”
At the time of their split, a separate source told E!, “They are two very different people. They are both focused on their careers, but it took them in separate directions.”