File- This file photo dated September 6, 2019 shows Shailene Woodley at the Harper’s Bazaar “ICONS By Carine Roitfeld” gala at the Plaza Hotel presented by Cartier in New York. Woodley has confirmed that she is engaged to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The actress discussed her relationship with Rodgers on Monday February 22, 2021 on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” and said they got engaged “a while ago”. (Photo by Charles Sykes / Invision / AP File)
Shailene Woodley has confirmed that she is engaged to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
The actress discussed her relationship with Rodgers on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” Monday and said they got engaged “some time ago”. Rodgers, 37, mentioned his engagement and thanked his fiancée when he received his third career MVP award on Feb.6, but did not say her name.
“Yes, we are engaged,” said Woodley. “We’re engaged. But it’s not news to us, you know, so it’s kind of funny. Everyone’s freaking out about it and we’re like, ‘Yeah, we’ve been engaged for a while.’ “”
Woodley, 29, said she still has not played any of Rodgers’ games, noting the entry restrictions caused by the pandemic last season. Woodley added that she had never seen a soccer game before meeting Rodgers.
“He’s a wonderful, amazing person to start with, but I never thought I’d be engaged to someone who made a living playing balls,” said Woodley. “When I never thought as a little girl, I thought, ‘Yeah, when I grow up I’ll marry someone who throws balls, yeah!’ But he’s really that good at it. “
Woodley said she realized Rodgers was a soccer player when they met but didn’t know much about his career. She said friends are now trying to get her to watch Rodgers’ highlights on YouTube.
“I don’t know him as a footballer,” said Woodley. “I know him like the nerd, the ‘Jeopardy!’ Wants to host. He’s the guy I know. He’s just very good at sports too. “
Rodgers was announced last month as the celebrity guest host for the long-running game show. Longstanding “danger!” Host Alex Trebek died of cancer on November 8th. Rodger’s residency begins April 5th.
Woodley spoke to Fallon on Monday to promote her film “The Mauretanian”. Her previous credits include the HBO series “Big Little Lies”, “The Flaw in Our Stars” and “Divergent”.