When Rodgers made his acceptance speech during the NFL honors on Saturday, February 6, the 37-year-old casually dropped the news that he popped the question.
"It’s an honor to win this award for the third time. 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," Rodgers said.
Rodgers thanked his new fiancée during the speech but not by name.
Woodley is also yet to publicly acknowledge the romance.
"They have seen each other and been in touch," a source spilled. "They continue to talk and see each other when they can. They are both focused on their careers but they also make time for each other."
Rodgers' engagement comes less than a year after his split from Danica Patrick in July 2020 after two years together. Woodley was previously dating Ben Volavola in 2017 but called it quits because they "were very much on the road to marriage and children."
"I realized I was still at an age where I wasn't able to fully commit. I couldn't be available to him in the way that I wanted to be. I didn't fully love myself," the Divergent actress told Bustle in April 2020.
"Aaron and Shailene are dating!" a source also told Us Weekly. "They started off as friends, but things have turned romantic. The two are staying in contact while they are living away from each other. The relationship is long-distance for right now, but they are making it work."
Scroll down to see social media’s reactions to the news:
A Pleasant Surprise
One user was surprised to discover the reason why Woodley was trending on Twitter.
No One Saw It Coming
aaron rodgers and shailene woodley getting engaged was not on any bingo card in any year in any universe— Rochelle K. (@rororoyourboat3) February 7, 2021
The engagement news was not something anyone had forecasted for 2021.
An Unexpected Match
"How long have I been asleep?" one user asked as many fans didn't know that Woodley and Rodgers are reportedly an item.
A Lot To Take In
I found out Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley were engaged on the same day I found out Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley were dating.— Lydia (@limajuliettango) February 7, 2021
With the relationship announced so recently, it's hard to keep up...
As Woodley didn't confirm the relationship yet, some fans ask how her PR team will handle Rodgers' announcement.
Does She Know?!
When I heard Aaron Rodgers got engaged, I just figured as usual I was the last to find out. Now I’m thinking Shailene Woodley may be the last— Mike DeGraba (@thelegendarydrk) February 7, 2021
Woodley has been so tight-lipped that some fans joked that she might not even know about the engagement herself!