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Aaron Rodgers-Shailene Woodley relationship timeline: How a secret engagement followed brief courtship

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Aaron Rodgers is adding another ring to his collection.

Confirmed on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon, actress Shailene Woodley and reigning NFL MVP Rodgers are set to tie the knot after a brief courtship that was rumored to have begun in 2020, seemingly ending Rodgers’ bachelorship that has been a focus of tabloid discussion for years.

“Yes, we are engaged, we are engaged,” Woodley said. “For us, it’s not new news.”

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Woodley, an award-winning actress, ended her relationship with Australian rugby player Ben Volavola in April 2020, opening the door to her relationship with Rodgers soon after. Woodley is known for her roles in the “Divergent” film series, as well as starring in “Big Little Lies,” an HBO series.

Rodgers’ personal life has become something of a point of interest for many, with his much-publicized romance with Danica Patrick stealing headlines during — and after — their relationship, which surprisingly ended in 2020. Rodgers’ public issues with his family have also been at the forefront of his personal life.

Speaking on “The Pat McAfee Show” in September, Rodgers dropped some hints that he made changes in his personal life that made him seem more free and clear on the field in 2020, eventually leading to his third NFL MVP award. 

As the saying goes, behind every great man…

Here’s how their brief courtship led to future wedding bells:

Aaron Rodgers-Shailene Woodley relationship timeline

July 2020: NASCAR driver Danica Patrick confirms that her relationship with Aaron Rodgers is now kaput. The couple had been spotted together in 2017, and went public with their relationship in 2018.

Sept. 22, 2020: Speaking on “The Pat McAfee Show,” Rodgers offers a little insight to why he’s been having so much fun on the field.

“I have just a new and increased love of life,” Rodgers said. … “There’s a lot of things that have come together in my life over the last few months that have really been enjoyable, and reminded me, given me perspective on life and in football, to view things through the most positive lens I possibly can. And that’s why I’m having so much fun, and it starts with love. And then surrounding yourself with people you really enjoy.”

Feb. 2, 2021: E! News reports that Woodley and Rodgers are in a relationship, but the couple chooses to keep things “private and low key.” 

Feb. 6, 2021: Rodgers accepts his third MVP award during the NFL’s awards ceremony, and in his acceptance speech, gives credit to his fiancée, confirming that he is to be wed. 

“I got engaged and played the best football of my career,” Rodgers said. He also gave credit to his fiancée — now we know who — towards the end of his speech.

Feb. 23, 2021: Speaking on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon, Woodley confirms that she and Rodgers are engaged to be wed, but that the engagement happened a long time ago.

“For us, it’s not new news,” Woodley said. “So it’s kind of funny, everybody right now is freaking out over it, and we’re like, ‘We’ve been engaged for a while.'”

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