Aaron Rodgers Says The ‘The Best Thing’ That Happened Was Proposing To Shailene Woodley

While Aaron Rodgers was awarded as the NFL’s MVP for the third time ever this year, he said “the best thing” that to him in the last year was to Shailene Woodley

“I’m recently engaged, so been enjoying that part of my life,” the Green Bay Packers quarterback told Julien Tornare on Instagram Live after he was named North American brand ambassador for Zenith Watches in February. “The next great challenge will be being a father.” 

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“I’ll look forward to taking care of another life at some point,” gushed. “I think it’s gonna be so fun. I’ve dreamt about what that will be like, I’m really excited about that chapter whenever that comes.”


However, parenthood is “maybe not in the immediate future,” but the 37-year-old said he is “in the age group where a lot of my close friends from high school and college are fathers now and have families of their own.”

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Rodgers first announced the engagement in February when accepting the award but didn’t name . The revelation came days after the couple was first reported to be an item. 

Yes, we are engaged,” Woodley confirmed to Jimmy Fallon later that month. “But for us, it’s not new news, you know? So it’s kind of funny. Everybody right now is freaking out over it and we’re like, ‘Yeah, we’ve been engaged for a while.'”

“I don’t know him as a football guy. I know him as, like, the nerd who wants to host Jeopardy! That’s the dude I know.”

While Woodley and Rodgers might start their own family in the future, he’s reportedly hesitant to introduce his fiancée to his. 


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“It’s no secret that ’s been estranged from them for years. The last thing he wants is for Shailene to get caught up in the drama,” a source told OK!. “She wants Aaron to clear the air with his folks, but he’s not ready to do that, and he doesn’t want to bring into a toxic environment.”

Rodgers split from his girlfriend of two years Danica Patrick last summer before he started dating the Divergent actress.

“Shailene and Aaron have had to be patient because of lockdown plus the fact they live so far apart,” the insider added. “But now that football season is over, they’re excited to spend a lot more time together.” 

Meanwhile, Patrick seems to be handling the engagement news well after she went on a two-week trip to Egypt and shared why your “inner temple in so important,” on Instagram. 

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