Prepare for a giant little marriage ceremony, as a result of Shailene Woodley actually is headed down the aisle.
The Massive Little Lies actress confirmed her engagement to “fantastic” NFL star Aaron Rodgers throughout her new interview with Jimmy Fallon, airing on Monday, Feb. 22.
E! Information can solely reveal a primary look clip of tonight’s present, wherein Shailene spills on her under-the-radar romance with the Inexperienced Bay Packers quarterback.
Because it seems, they have been engaged “for some time now” after assembly in the course of the pandemic. “For us, it isn’t new information, you understand?” she informed The Tonight Present host. “So it is sort of humorous. Everyone proper now’s freaking out over it and we’re like, ‘Yeah, we have been engaged for some time.'”
The actress claimed she did not image herself marrying an athlete, saying, “He is, first off, only a fantastic, unbelievable human being. However I by no means thought I might be engaged with anyone who threw balls for a residing. Like, I by no means thought as slightly woman, I used to be like, ‘Yeah, once I develop up, I am gonna marry somebody who throws balls! Yeah!’ However he is actually simply so good at it.”
It feels like her canine truly had a hand within the matchmaking course of, making her fiancé pup-proved.
Shailene Woodley’s Greatest Seems to be
As Shailene recalled, “After I first met him, I believe my canine like pulled me apart and was like, ‘For those who do not date this dude, I’ll disown you as my mom, as a result of the three ft that I run with you whenever you throw a ball is nothing in comparison with the marathon I can run with him.'”
Shailene, 29, then confessed she’s nonetheless by no means been to a soccer recreation in individual and hadn’t even watched it on TV earlier than being with Aaron, 37.
“We met throughout this whacky, whacky time and all of the stadiums have been closed that he was enjoying in, so I’ve but to go to a soccer recreation,” she stated. “I did not actually develop up with sports activities, particularly American sports activities. It was by no means actually on my radar. After we met, additionally, I knew he was a soccer man, however I did not know like what sort of a soccer man he was. And I am nonetheless consistently studying.”
The Divergent star admitted she nonetheless is not the largest soccer aficionado. As she put it, “I do not get it. He is good. He is nice. However, like, I do not perceive. ‘Trigger I do not know him as a soccer man. I do know him as, like, the nerd who needs to host Jeopardy!. That is the dude I do know.”
Earlier this month, E! Information was first to disclose that Shailene and Aaron have been courting. A supply stated they have been protecting issues “non-public and low key” in the course of the soccer season and whereas she was filming in Montreal. “They proceed to speak and see one another after they can. They’re each targeted on their careers however additionally they find time for one another,” the insider shared on the time.
Simply 4 days later, Aaron cued followers into to only how critical it’s, when he casually revealed he is engaged. Whereas accepting the 2020 Most Precious Participant award, he defined, “2020 was undoubtedly a loopy yr crammed with numerous change, progress, some superb, memorable moments… 100-eighty straight days of getting my nostril hair scraped, a plan for little or no followers or no stands your entire season, I received engaged, and I performed a number of the finest soccer of my profession.”
He later thanked “my fiancée” in the course of the NFL Honors occasion, with out naming names.
Additionally in February, Aaron spent two weeks visiting his future bride in Canada as she was capturing her new thriller movie, Misanthrope. As a supply put it, “That they had no drawback staying in, ordering meals and never going wherever.”
They even spent Valentine’s Day morning collectively earlier than Aaron headed again to the states.
A supply near the scenario informed E! Information that the pair cannot wait to get married they usually need it to occur “quickly.” In accordance with the insider, “That they had a really intense connection from the start.”
As for why all of it occurred so quick, the supply defined, “They each knew early on that it was one thing particular and completely different from what they’d skilled in different relationships. It is a fast engagement, however for those who know them, it did not come as a shock.”
There are rumors going round that the longer term Mr. and Mrs. have been truly launched by Aaron’s ex, race automobile driver Danica Patrick, after followers seen Shai apparently appreciated a bunch of her Instagram pics.
For Shailene’s full interview, tune in to The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35 p.m. on NBC.
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