Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley are no longer together and have called off their engagement.
Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley are no longer in the picture.
A source close to Rodgers confirms to PEOPLE that the NFL quarterback, 38, and the actress, 30, are no longer together, little over a year after he announced their engagement.
“It was a friendly breakup; it simply wasn’t working,” adds the insider. “They’re two very different individuals with extremely busy lives, and there were challenges they couldn’t overcome. They’ll stay friends; there’s no bad blood or drama between them. They simply couldn’t make it work.”
Woodley’s publicist has declined to respond. Rodgers’ representative refused to comment. The news was initially reported by InTouch.
Rodgers faced outrage when it was revealed that he tested positive for the coronavirus in November 2021, prompting speculation about his vaccination status. When questioned whether he had got the COVID-19 vaccination, he informed the media in August of last year that he had been “immunised” amid growing NFL regulations for the 2021 season. Rodgers, though, acknowledged that he was unvaccinated during an interview on the Pat McAfee Show on Nov. 5. Woodley condemned “disparaging” comments against Rodgers the same month.
Woodley announced their engagement on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in late February 2021, playfully telling the late-night host that she never imagined she’d grow up to marry someone who “throws balls for a career.”
The Green Bay Packers quarterback then spoke about his happiness with Woodley in March of last year. He added at the time, “I’m newly engaged, so I’ve been enjoying that aspect of my life.” “That is, without a doubt, the finest thing that has occurred to me in the past year.”
They were seen out for dinner with friends in Arkansas in late March, for the first time since the news of their engagement surfaced. Soon later, Rodgers and Woodley were sighted visiting Walt Disney World on their most PDA-filled excursion as a pair.
Many people were surprised to learn of their affair, since Rodgers and Woodley’s low-key connection grew stronger in their quarantine bubble throughout the COVID-19 epidemic. The two were seldom seen together as the world opened up and his NFL season neared.
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“There isn’t any wedding planning going on. There’s no need to haste. We’re not in a hurry, “In a July 2021 interview with Entertainment Tonight, she said.
Rodgers told Haute Living in September 2021 that they were focused on work apart.
“Because she has a hectic work schedule, [my choice] occurred at an opportune moment for both of us to be able to concentrate on our tasks. It’ll be beneficial, in my opinion “‘I told the outlet,’ he said. “Her business was closed for a whole year, and she had a lot of initiatives lined up. She appreciates her employment and her own schedule, which I understand she enjoys as well.”
A source told PEOPLE earlier this year that the two often “agree to disagree” on topics where they don’t agree. “They don’t speak about their politics, and they never have,” the person said. “They had a lot of disagreements. They agreed early on to agree to differ on things rather than argue them.”