Shailene Woodley talks Aaron Rodgers relationship, calls scrutiny ‘violating’

Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley were engaged for a year before splitting for good.

Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley had been engaged for a 12 months earlier than splitting for good. (Picture: Aaron Rodgers by way of Instagram)

Shailene Woodley opened up about ex-fiancé Aaron Rodgers for the primary time since last year’s breakup, saying she discovered lots from her first “well-known” relationship. In an interview with Porter, the Huge Little Lies star mentioned the general public’s curiosity of their romance felt “violating,” notably on social media.

“It truthfully by no means actually hit me that hundreds of thousands of individuals around the globe had been truly watching this stuff and paid consideration to them. Then, I dated anyone in America who was very, very well-known,” she defined. “It was the primary time that I might had a quote-unquote ‘well-known’ relationship, and I watched [the] scrutiny, opinions, the will for folks to know my life and his life and our life — it simply felt violating in a method that, earlier than, it was enjoyable.”

Woodley joined Instagram in 2016 and usually posted about politics and varied passions. When she and the Inexperienced Bay Packers quarterback obtained collectively in 2020, social media grew to become a special place. Woodley’s posts were scrutinized all through their yearlong romance.

“I am a really personal individual, and so I discovered that any time I posted something, I immediately felt like I used to be sharing an excessive amount of of who I’m with folks I did not essentially belief,” she added.

Rodgers, 39, and Woodley, 31, secretly started courting through the pandemic. Weeks after the general public caught wind of their relationship the 2 revealed they weren’t solely courting, but in addition engaged. In Feb. 2022, Yahoo Leisure confirmed the pair referred to as off their wedding ceremony. They were still spotted out collectively after the failed engagement made headlines. They reportedly ended issues for good that spring.

Woodley threw herself into work as she filmed Three Girls, an upcoming present primarily based on Lisa Taddeo’s New York Occasions bestselling research of the intercourse lives of girls in America, whereas her private life was in turmoil.

“It was laborious to movie as a result of I used to be going via the darkest, hardest time in my life; it was winter in New York, and my private life was shitty, so it felt like an enormous ache bubble for eight months,” recalled Woodley. “I used to be so grateful that no less than I might go to work and cry and course of my feelings via my character.”

The actress has since eliminated Instagram from her telephone. Woodley mentioned she’s specializing in being extra current and is already having fun with inside peace that is coming with age.

“I’ve all the time beloved getting older, however it’s nearly like I really feel an exhale; I have been ready so lengthy to expertise not giving a f*** about what different folks take into consideration me and my life and the alternatives I make,” she declared. “I am so excited to proceed letting go of so most of the issues that managed me in my twenties; to actually expertise the enjoyment of life in a method that, once you’re youthful, is harder to expertise — as a result of it is managed by the way in which you had been raised as an alternative of the id that you just create as your individual individual.”

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