Carriage before marriage!
Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers announced their engagement last February after a whirlwind romance, but a source tells OK! they’re in no hurry to walk down the aisle — because they want to start a family first!
“Shailene and Aaron are itching to have a child as soon as possible,” dishes the source, who says the Big Little Lies alum, 29, is leading the charge.
“Playing a young mom on the show really changed her outlook on family and convinced her that she’s ready to take the next step with Aaron.”
The pro footballer, 37 — who hooked up with Woodley shortly after calling it quits on his two-year romance with former race car driver Danica Patrick, 39, last summer — didn’t need much convincing, the pal adds.
For Rodgers, “Shailene really is The One, which is why he’s finally ready to settle down,” spills the source.
The Mauritanian actress has already started scaling back her filming schedule “because she and Aaron hope they’ll be expecting by next summer at the latest,” notes the source. “They can’t wait to be parents!”
As OK! previously reported, Woodley and Rodgers may have plans to settle down in Hawaii after they tie the knot. They've even "been touring homes on the islands, trying to find just the right place," said an insider.
"They both agree that they’re both better suited to tropical weather," added the source. "Hawaii has it all, and it’s also a great place to start a family, which they both want."
Things have been hot and heavy between Woodley and Rodgers since the two linked up. "Starting a relationship where you immediately move in with someone — because it's a pandemic and you can't just get on a plane and go back and forth on weekends — taught us a lot about each other very quickly," Woodley said in an interview in January. "We jumped in headfirst and got some of the sticky bits out of the way early."