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Who is Aaron Rodgers dating? Green Bay Packers QB met Shailene Woodley after Danica Patrick split

Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley are in 'no rush' to get married even though it's been a couple of months since they got engaged
UPDATED JUL 21, 2021
Shailene Woodley and her fiance Aaron Rodgers (Pascal Le Segretain/ Hannah Foslien/ Getty Images)
Shailene Woodley and her fiance Aaron Rodgers (Pascal Le Segretain/ Hannah Foslien/ Getty Images)

Although it is uncertain whether Aaron Rodgers will play in Wisconsin this season due to his minority ownership of the Milwaukee Bucks, the Green Bay Packers quarterback is set to receive a championship ring (for the time being) after his club won its first title in 50 years on Tuesday, July 19.

But there's other news on the horizon for this NFL quarterback and it involves his famous actress beau Shailene Woodley. NFL and NBA stars have recently been in the news with regard to their dating lives. We recently reported that Kendall Jenner's NBA star boyfriend Devin Booker was once linked to Jordyn Woods. The Phoenix Suns star was in the news for delivering one of the best dunks of the NBA finals, which sadly didn't count.


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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, who was recently mired in sexual abuse allegations, was dating Jilly Anais, beauty pageant winner and daughter of former NBA player Jules K Moor. Zendaya reportedly dated NFL player Odell Beckham Jr in 2016. So what's cooking in Aaron Rodgers' love life? Here's what you need to know.

Shailene Woodley attends the Giambattista Valli show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2020/2021 on March 2, 2020, in Paris, France (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

'There's no wedding planning happening'

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Woodley said she and Rodgers are in no hurry about their wedding plans. “There's no wedding planning happening. There's no rush. We've got no rush,” the 'Big Little Lies' actor said, adding that the couple is just "enjoying" their time together and being engaged. While making an appearance on the Late Night show, Woodley told Seth Meyer that the NFL player is a huge fan of 'Jeopardy'. "I would go to work at 8 am, 6 am, and he would start his Netflix Jeopardy binge, and then when I would get home at 8 or 9 pm he would still be watching Jeopardy," she said

In February, E! News reported that Woodley, actress of the hit HBO series 'Big Little Lies', had begun a long-distance romance with Rodgers. "They have kept things private and low key," a source had said. The couple started dating during the Covid-19 pandemic last year. She revealed in her Shape cover story for July/August that being in lockdown with the football star helped them become closer.


'Meant to be together'

"Starting a relationship where you immediately move in with someone — because it's a pandemic and you can't just get on a plane and go back and forth on weekends — taught us a lot about each other very quickly," Woodley said according to People. "We jumped in headfirst and got some of the sticky bits out of the way early." She added, reflecting on the whirlwind romance, "I have the perspective that I would have met Aaron in any context, any space in time, because I feel we were meant to be together."

Days later, when he was crowned the league's MVP during the NFL Honors show on February 6, the football player revealed their surprise engagement in his acceptance speech. "It's an honor to win this award for the third time. 2020 was definitely a crazy year filled with lots of change and growth, some amazing memorable moments. 180 straight days of having my nose hair scraped, playing for very little fans or no stands the entire season," he said, according to People, before revealing the big news: "I got engaged." 

Elle reported that the couple would have kept the news under wraps for longer if they could. Neither Woodley nor Rodgers have said when Rodgers proposed or when they initially became romantically acquainted. Rodgers' two-year romance with Danica Patrick ended in July 2020, and Woodley stated she was unmarried and quarantining alone in April 2020. Woodley told Shape magazine in June that she moved in with Rodgers as soon as they started dating.