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Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers are done, here's a look at their short relationship

Packers QB and actress end engagement as 'neither of them were happy', just a year after his surprise proposal
Shailene Woodley (@shailenewoodley/Instagram) and Aaron Rodgers (@aaronrodgers12/Instagram)
Shailene Woodley (@shailenewoodley/Instagram) and Aaron Rodgers (@aaronrodgers12/Instagram)

It seems like the end of the road for Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers. According to multiple sources, the two have decided to split up for good because "neither of them was happy." The shocking news comes just weeks after Woodley went on social media to defend her fiance, who was being brutally trolled for his anti-vaccine stance.

Rodgers' refusal to get jabbed hasn't just estranged him from Packers' fans, but his own family. As we reported, it was a key reason for the rift between him and his brother Jordan Rodgers. The Packers also faced intense calls to drop the QB, which led to strong rumors in late January 2022 that he was calling time on his career. Needless to say, Rodgers has been through a lot in the past year, but at least he's ad Woodley for support.


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However, it seems like that is also no longer an option. On February 16, 2022, InTouch was the first to break the news that the couple had split, just months ahead of a planned summer wedding in California. There's a lot to break down here, but before that, here's a quick look at the timeline of their relationship.

Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers in an Instagram video. (@aaronrodgers12/Instagram)

Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers timeline

The couple was first rumored to be dating in July 2020, shortly after Rodgers split from race car driver Danica Patrick. However, it's unclear when exactly they met, since both of them were low-key about it. No social media posts or paparazzi snaps are available from the first few months. Sports gossip blog Terez Owens was the first to break the news and noted that Woodley even played a role in Rodgers' split from Patrick.

September 2020 was the first time Rodgers hinted he was in a relationship, but never mentioned Woodley by name. "I have a new and increased love of life, and I have made decisions and changes and habits that put me in a lot better headspace," he said on 'The Pat McAfee Show'. Then in February 2021, the romance was confirmed to US Weekly, who was told by a source, "The relationship is long-distance for right now, but they are making it work."

Just days after that story broke, Rodgers confirmed he was engaged at the NFL Honors awards. "2020 was definitely a crazy year... I got engaged and I played some of the best football in my career," he said before thanking his fiancee. A few days later, Woodley confirmed the romance during an appearance on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'. "I never thought I’d be engaged [to] somebody who threw balls for a living," she joked while showing off her engagement ring. 

The first time the couple was spotted in public together was in March 2021, when they visited Arkansas and posed for a snap at a restaurant. Then in May, they were snapped at the Kentucky Derby with Miles Teller and his family, and later a holiday in Hawaii. In July, Woodley confirmed she was still very much engaged but had no plans to get married at the time. Then in November, she took to social media to defend Rogers at the height of his anti-vax controversy.

Shailene Woodley, Aaron Rodgers, Keleigh Sperry Teller, and Miles Teller on vacation in Hawaii. (@kelieghteller/Instagram)


On February 16, 2022, a source told InTouch, "While Shailene is supportive of Aaron’s career, he put football first and they were barely spending any time together. She felt he neglected their relationship. Neither of them was happy." The source added that Rodgers "got cold feet" about the impending wedding. A second source said the two "couldn’t make it work" and "There were too many obstacles. They’re both adults and decided to part amicably."

Reportedly, things began going downhill from November 2021, when Rodgers' anti-vax controversy took over social media. It means that their planned summer wedding is now off. Sources said the two were planning to get hitched in Big Sur, where Woodley filmed 'Big Little Lies'. "Big Sur holds a special place in Shailene’s heart. It’s by far one of her favorite spots on [the] planet," a source said of the plans. 

The wedding was also rumored to feature "a ton of celebrity guests" like Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, Zoë Kravitz, and Alexander Skarsgård. However, that will no longer be the case.