‘I Don’t Know Him As A Football Guy. I Know Him As The Nerd Who Wants To Host Jeopardy’: Shailene Woodley Confirms She’s Engaged To Aaron Rodgers On The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon
Since Aaron Rodgers accepted the NFL’s 2020 MVP award, there was recognition obviously on Rodgers’ season. The Packers went 13- and Rodgers threw for 4,299 passing yards with a 70.7% completion rate, 48 touchdowns and only five interceptions.
Aside from the, you know, winning MVP of the NFL, there was some incredible news from the acceptance speech. The Packers quarterback is engaged!
“Thank you so much, it’s an honor to win this award for the third time,” Rodgers said on the CBS broadcast. “2020 was definitely a crazy year filled with lots of change, growth, some amazing, memorable moments. 180 straight days of having my nose hairs scraped, playing for very little fans or no stands the entire season. I got engaged. And I played some of the best football of my career.”
In the acceptance speech, Rodgers thanked so many people, including his teammates and his fiancé. Now you officially know that fiancé is Emmy nominated actress Shailene Woodley.
Woodley confirmed her and Rodgers are engaged on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.
“I’ve been reading that, too, which, it’s kind of funny,” Woodley said. “But, for us, it’s not new news. 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.”
Congrats to Aaron and Shailene!
Woodley talked to Fallon about the NFL MVP.
“Yeah we got engaged a while ago and it’s been, he’s first of all just a wonderful, incredible human being but I never thought I’d be engaged to somebody who threw balls for a living…I never thought as a little girl I was like, ‘When I grow up, yeah when I grow up, I’m going to marry someone who throws balls, yeah!'” Woodley said.
Woodley’s dog apparently even has given her the approval of Rodgers.
“But he’s really just so good at it,” Woodley said. “He can throw fast balls, he can throw slow balls, high balls…when I first met him….my dog…pulled me aside and was like if you don’t date this dude I will disown you as my mother because the three feet that I run with you when you throw a ball is nothing compared to the marathon that I’m able to run with him.”
Aaron and Shailene apparently met in 2020.
“I still have never been to a football game because we met during this whacky time and all the stadiums were closed that he was playing in,” Woodley said. “So I’ve yet to go to a football game. Before I met him I’d never seen one football game before. I didn’t really grow up with sports, especially American sports. It was never really on my radar.”
Shailene seemingly didn’t date him for what he did (because he is a football player) but for who he is as a person, or in her terms:
“I don’t know him as a football guy,” Woodley said. I know him as the nerd who wants to host Jeopardy.”
“When we met also…I knew he was a football guy but I didn’t know like what kind of a football guy he was,” Woodley said. “And I’m still constantly learning. I’m still like, ‘Oh wow’. Friends would be like you got to watch his YouTube greatest and I was like I don’t get it. He’s good. He’s great. But I don’t understand ’cause I don’t know him as a football guy. I know him as the nerd who wants to host Jeopardy. That’s the dude I know. He just happens to also be very good at sports.”
Here you go, Woodley. Searched Rodgers greatest on Youtube and here was one of the first results:
And that inner nerd also showed his Star Wars fandom rocking a Star Wars hoodie while talking to Tony Romo recently.
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