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    Why Did Shailene Woodley And Aaron Rodgers Break Up?

    NFL star Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley’s breakup left fans surprised after months of the star duo dating. While both of them endured public scrutiny of their split, Woodley called it the ‘darkest, hardest time of her life’

    The couple, who were engaged for nearly a year, called it off really soon. Read on to know all the details about their breakup.

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    Shailene Woodley And Aaron Rodgers’ Relationship

    Shailene Woodley And Aaron Rodgers
    Shailene Woodley And Aaron Rodgers

    The couple first met through a mutual friend and started dating shortly after. Though they maintained an incredibly private life, the announcement of their engagement was public.

    In 2020, Rodgers accepted the NFL MVP award and thanked Woodley in his speech by referring to her as his fiance.

    In a mic drop moment, the football star announced, “I got engaged” while also thanking his fiance for her support by saying “Off the field, I got a really great group of people that support me. So I’d like to thank my team,” he said, also thanking “my fiancée.”

    Later on, while she was on the Jimmy Fallon show, Shailene talked about the engagement and revealed that they have been engaged for a while.

    The actress said, “Yes, we are engaged. We are engaged. But for us it’s not new news, you know. So it’s kind of funny. Everybody right now is freaking out over it and we’re like, ‘Yeah, we’ve been engaged for a while!’ “

    In another interview, Aaron Rodgers talked about wanting a family and said, “I’m recently engaged, so been enjoying that part of my life. Obviously that’s the best thing that’s happened to me in the last year. [My] next great challenge will be being a father.” He then added, “maybe not in the immediate future but definitely something I look forward to, it’s gonna be a really fun challenge … I’ll look forward to taking care of another life at some point. I think it’s gonna be so fun. I’ve dreamt about what that will be like, I’m really excited about that chapter whenever that comes.”

    The actress has also gushed about their relationship and said, “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.”

    How then, did such a perfect relationship ended up getting shattered?

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    Why Did The Couple Break Up?

    Shailene Woodley And Aaron Rodgers
    Shailene Woodley And Aaron Rodgers

    It started with the couple having different political opinions.

    Rodgers made headlines as he slammed Joe Biden and said, “When the president of the United States says, ‘This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated,’ it’s because him and his constituents, which, I don’t know how there are any if you watch any of his attempts at public speaking, but I guess he got 81 million votes,”

    Woodley, however supported Sen. Bernie Sanders. Sources revealed that the couple stays away from discussing politics with each other.

    “They are not talking about their politics, and they never really have,” the source said. “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.”

    Shortly after, the couple called it quits but were later in an on again off again relationship. Talking about their initial split, an insider said, “It was an amicable split; it just wasn’t working. 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.”

    Afterwards, they got back together again and were even posting each other on social media. In a caption he wrote, “@shailenewoodley, thanks for letting me chase after you the first couple months after we met, and finally letting me catch up to you and be a part of your life. Thanks for always having my back, for the incredible kindness you show me and everyone you meet, and for showing me what unconditional love looks like, I love you and am grateful for you.”

    In 2022, however the couple broke up and this time for good. Later on in 2023, the actress opened up on their relationship and said, “I was going through the darkest, hardest time in my life.”

    She then added, “It was the first time that I’d had a quote-unquote ‘famous’ relationship, and I watched scrutiny, opinions, the desire for people to know my life and his life and our life—it just felt violating in a way that, before, it was fun.” Woodley concluded, “I’m a very private person, and so I found that any time I posted anything, I instantly felt like I was sharing too much of who I am with people I didn’t necessarily trust.”

    As of now, Aaron Rodgers is dating Mallory Edens, the daughter of Wes Edens, the owner of the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA. Shailene has continued to keep her intimate life private.

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