Lastly, some solutions about this new couple straight from the supply!
When Aaron Rodgers introduced he was engaged earlier this month — solely days after we came upon he was courting Shailene Woodley — we have been all fairly shocked. In spite of everything, he had solely damaged up with Danica Patrick about seven months earlier than, after courting for 2 years. And within the coronavirus period, when did Aaron and Shailene even have time to satisfy, not to mention get severe sufficient for an engagement?! Evidently, we had plenty of questions.
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Fortunately, the Large Little Lies star stepped in to reply them herself, together with flashing her shiny new ring. Throughout an look on The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday evening, she confirmed the engagement — which has apparently been occurring longer than we thought!
“Sure, we’re engaged. However for us, it’s not new information, you already know, so it’s sort of humorous. Everybody proper now’s freaking out over it and we’re like, ‘Yeah, we’ve been engaged for some time.’”
Sadly, she didn’t elaborate how lengthy “some time” is, so we’re nonetheless not completely clear on the timeline of this relationship. Nonetheless, she did share:
“We bought engaged some time in the past, and it’s been — He’s, first off, only a fantastic, unimaginable human being, however I by no means thought I’d be engaged to someone who threw balls for a dwelling. Like, I by no means thought as a bit of lady, ‘Yeah, once I develop up, I’m gonna marry somebody who throws balls. Yeah!’ However he’s actually simply so good at it. And I’m impressed.”
That is perhaps tough to listen to for her personal ex, Ben Volavola, who has tossed round a ball or two in his day as knowledgeable rugby participant. The pair additionally dated for round two years earlier than Shailene revealed their cut up in April 2020, remarking she wasn’t able to “totally commit” to marriage and youngsters. Which… once more, kinda tough, contemplating the place we at the moment are!
The actress went on to say that her canine is thrilled by the romance, contemplating a sport of fetch is much more thrilling with a NFL participant. She claimed to not be a fan herself, explaining:
“I nonetheless have by no means been to a soccer sport as a result of we met throughout this wacky, wacky time and all of the stadiums have been closed that he was taking part in in. So, I’ve but to go to a soccer sport, and earlier than I met him I had by no means seen one soccer sport earlier than. I didn’t actually develop up with sports activities, particularly American sports activities, it was by no means actually on my radar.”
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She joked that mates had inspired her to look at her fiancé’s spotlight reel on YouTube, however she didn’t actually “get it.” She went on:
“As a result of I don’t know him as a soccer man! I do know him as just like the nerd who needs to host Jeopardy! That’s the dude I do know. He simply occurs to be superb at sports activities.”
(The 37-year-old athlete is visitor internet hosting the long-lasting sport present in April, and referred to as the late Alex Trebek one in every of his “idols.”)
Properly, as shocking as this romance is, we’re glad they discovered one another and are completely happy collectively. Congratulations you two!
Ch-ch-check out Shailene’s full dialog with Jimmy Fallon (beneath) and you may see extra of her ring on the 6:16 mark:
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