Aaron Rodgers Praises Shailene Woodley Just Days After They Called Off Their Engagement: 'I Love You And Am Grateful For You'
Aaron Rodgers is showing his appreciation for his ex-fiancée, Shailene Woodley, just days after they called it quits on their relationship.
It was revealed last week that the NFL star, 38 and the Divergent actress, 30, had gone their separate ways almost one year after getting engaged.
Now, Rogers is expressing his gratitude for the time they spent together, even though it didn't last as long as they once thought.
In a new post shared to Instagram on Monday, February 21, the Green Bay Packers player penned a lengthy message to thank "some incredibly special people" in his life, including his former fiancée.
"@shailenewoodley, thanks for letting me chase after you the first couple months after we met, and finally letting me catch up to you and be a part of your life," he wrote in the post. "Thanks for always having my back, for the incredible kindness you show me and everyone you meet, and for showing me what unconditional love looks like."
He concluded his message to Woodley by writing: "I love you and am grateful for you," before going on to thank other people in his life, especially his teammates on the football field.
The Big Little Lies star has not yet publicly addressed Rodgers' post nor the pair's recent split.
As OK! previously reported, the former lovers ended their relationship on civil terms after they just "couldn't make it work" as a couple, an insider spilled.
"While Shailene is supportive of Aaron's career, he put football first and they were not spending any time together," the source dished. "She felt he neglected their relationship. Neither of them was happy."
"There were too many obstacles," another insider dished. "They're both adults and decided to part amicably."
Prior to their split, a source revealed that Rodgers and The Fault in Our Stars actress avoided talking about politics, considering their vastly different views.
"They are not talking about their politics, and they never really have," a source stated last month. "They disagreed on a lot of things. Early on, they decided to agree to disagree about things and not debate them."
According to the source, Woodley is not someone "whose mind you can change," so the NFL pro didn't even try, although it is still unclear whether their opposing political views had anything to do with their decision to part ways.