Shailene Woodley confirmed on Monday that she’s engaged to Aaron Rodgers during an appearance on “The Tonight Show.”
“For us it’s not new news, so it’s kind of funny everybody right now is freaking out over it,” Woodley, 29, said. “We’re like, ‘Yeah we’ve been engaged for a while.’”
The “Big Little Liars” star gushed over her 37-year-old fiancé, describing him as a “wonderful, incredible human being” and poked fun at his career as a quarterback for the Green Bay Packers.
“I never thought I’d be engaged to someone who threw balls for a living,” she joked. “I never thought as a little girl, ‘Yeah when I grow up I’m going to marry someone who throws balls, yeah!’
“But he’s really just so go good at it,” she added. “I’m very impressed.”
Woodley added that she and Rodgers met during the pandemic and admitted she has never been to—nor watched—a football game.
“I don’t know him as the football guy,” she said. “I know him as like the nerd who wants to host ‘Jeopardy!’ That’s the dude I know.”
Rumors of a romance between the “Divergent” star and NFL player didn’t swirl until early February, and then only days later Rodgers revealed he was engaged.
Rodgers last dated Danica Patrick, while Woodley was previously linked to rugby player Ben Volavola.