Shailene Woodley was on The Tonight Show last night to promote The Mauritanian, and she was asked about the rumors that she and Green Bay Packer QB Aaron Rodgers had gotten engaged. Woodley, in fact, confirmed those rumors, nothing that they had been engaged for a while, so while this is news to the rest of the world, it’s old hat for her and Rodgers.
What’s sort of amusing about Woodley’s affection for Rodgers is that it has nothing to do with the fact that he’s the QB for the Packers. In fact, she’s never been to a football game, and apparently never watched one until she began dating Rodgers. She was mostly just excited about the fact that he could throw the ball really far for her dog, and while everyone else loves Rodgers because he’s a great QB, she loves the side of Rodgers that wants to be the next host of Jeopardy.
It’s a very sweet conversation.
Having heard Rodgers speak on podcasts that are not necessarily about football, I can confirm that he is, indeed, not just a good throw-y guy (as Tori might say), but a smart, curious, and super interesting human being who is also an excellent quarterback who would never wear a MAGA hat.