On Wednesday, April 27, the actress, 30, shared a cryptic quote to her Instagram stories from writer Martin Prechtel about the different ways in which people grieve — mere days after officially calling it quits with the NFL star, 38.
"Grief expressed out loud for someone we have lost, or a country or home we have lost, is in itself the greatest praise we could ever give them," the quote read. "Grief is praise, because it is the natural way love honors what it misses."
"Seeing grief in this way helps us respect what we are going through, rather than being mired in shame and discouragement on top of the paint we already feel," the message concluded.
As OK! previously reported, Woodley and Rodgers called off their engagement earlier this year after the former couple could not see eye to eye about their political differences.
Despite the Big Little Lies actress and the Green Bay Packers player being spotted together many times after their breakup and reportedly trying to give their romance one last try, Woodley and Rodgers ended things for good.
"Shailene tried to give it another shot and was spending time with Aaron," an insider close to the star told E! News. "But she quickly saw that everything was on his terms and nothing was going to change. There was no reason to continue and she's done with it again."
Only weeks prior, a source alleged the duo — who got engaged in early 2021 — were dedicated to spending time together in an attempt to make things work. "They've been spending a lot of time together and are happy with where things are," a source explained of their on-again, off-again relationship around the time of their apparent rekindled romance.
"They haven't had a lot of down time and have been traveling all over seeing friends and visiting different cities. They don't stay in one place for long," the insider dished.