Why Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers Split and Ended Their Engagement
Shailene Woodley and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers have ended their surprise romance and engagement after less than two years together. A source confirmed the split to People this afternoon and explained why their relationship didn’t work.
“It was an amicable split; it just wasn’t working,” the source said. “They’re very different people with busy careers and there were obstacles that they couldn’t surmount. They will remain friendly; there’s no bad blood and no drama. It just didn’t work out for them.”
Reports of the breakup come shortly after a source told the magazine in late January that Woodley and Rodgers dealt with their different political beliefs by not discussing them.
Rodgers, who sparked controversy by misleading people about his COVID vaccination status, appears to be the more conservative of the two. Woodley, meanwhile, has been such a vocal environmental activist that she got arrested during the Dakota Acess Pipeline protest and endorsed Bernie Sanders in the last election.
“They are not talking about their politics, and they never really have,” the source said then. “They disagreed on a lot of things. Early on, they decided to agree to disagree about things and not debate them.”
“She is not someone whose mind you can change, so Aaron hasn’t even tried,” the source added.
In December, People was told that Woodley and Rodgers’ partnership is different than many relationships. “They have a different, non-traditional relationship,” a source close to Woodley said. That source said to not take Woodley’s social media silence on Rodgers’ birthday as a sign of relationship trouble.
“Shailene and Aaron are still together,” the source said. “It’s not odd they don’t post about each other on their birthdays in that sense, [they] are very private about things.”
Woodley and Rodgers announced their engagement last February. In July, she told Entertainment Tonight that “there’s no wedding planning happening. There’s no rush. We’ve got no rush.”