- In a televised speech Saturday for the NFL (opens in new tab) Honors awards, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers announced that he's engaged.
- The announcement comes amid recent rumors that the 37-year-old NFL player has been dating 29-year-old actress Shailene Woodley (opens in new tab), leading to speculation that she's the woman he referred to when thanking, "my fiancée."
- On Feb. 23, Woodley confirmed that she and the football star are engaged.
Update, 2/23: Weeks after Aaron Rodgers confirmed that he's engaged—but not to who—Shailene Woodley confirmed that she and Rodgers have been engaged "for a while." "Yes, we are engaged. But for us, it's not new news, you know, so it's kind of funny...Everyone right now is freaking out over it and we're like, 'Yeah, we've been engaged for a while.'"
She added: "I still have never been to a football game because we met during this wacky, wacky time and all the stadiums were closed that he was playing in. So, I have yet to go to a football game. I don't know him as a football guy. I know him as like the nerd who wants to host Jeopardy! That's the dude I know. He just happens to be very good at sports."
She also shared a glimpse at the engagement ring:
📸 | Shailene Woodley wearing her engagement ring during an interview with Jimmy Fallon, where she also confirmed her engagement to Aaron Rodgers. pic.twitter.com/KQtthcPtXaFebruary 23, 2021
Original post: Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley (opens in new tab) *might* just be engaged. In a speech during the NFL Honors awards on Saturday, the quarterback announced that he's engaged—news that comes amid a flurry of rumors that he and Woodley (opens in new tab) have been dating.
The confirmation came during a televised speech Saturday. While accepting the 2020 AP Most Valuable Player award, Rodgers thanked several people, including, "my fiancée." [Insert wide eyes emojis here.]
"2020 was definitely a crazy year filled with lots of change, 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," Rodgers said in the speech, according to Us Weekly (opens in new tab). "I got engaged and I played some of the best football in my career. So I’d like to thank, first and foremost, my teammates for their support, their inspiration, protection, incredible play on the field…off the field I’ve got a great group of people that support me, so I’d like to thank my team."
MVP #3 for @AaronRodgers12 🏆🏆🏆 #NFLHonors @Packers pic.twitter.com/RU48Yh16BcFebruary 7, 2021
Neither Rodgers nor Woodley has formally confirmed anything yet, but congratulations go out to Rodgers regardless, obviously. We'll just have to wait and see if those congratulations extend to Woodley, too.
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