Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers reportedly broke up – again – possibly for good after the actor finally figured out something about the football star that should have been pretty obvious back in the fall when he violated NFL COVID safety protocols and dragged her into your anti-vaccine. controversy.
“Shailene felt like everything was on Aaron’s terms and that didn’t make her happy,” insider said. told People magazine, which reported that the couple ended their temporary relationship.
Perhaps the same insider or another, E said! News: “Shailene tried again and spent time with Aaron. But she quickly realized that everything was on his terms and nothing would change. There was no reason to continue and she was done with it again.”
The 38-year-old Green Bay Packers quarterback and the 30-year-old Big Little Lies star split in early February, just after he won the NFL Most Valuable Player award for the second time in a row.
Three months earlier, he tested positive for the virus, admitted he had not been vaccinated, and was accused of intentionally misleading reporters about his vaccine status and violating NFL COVID safety protocols.
Rogers’ reaction to the criticism was to go on The Pat McAfee Show, speak out against the “woke crowd” and say he was getting medical advice from controversial podcaster Joe Rogan – comments that led to him being widely accused of spreading misinformation about the pandemic and being an arrogant, narcissistic psycho with a persecution complex.
Even though Rogers could be all of that, Woodley apparently decided to give him another chance. They reconciled later in February.
The raised Chico former QB of the Cal Golden Bears returned to the McAfee show to praise Woodley as his “person” and give her credit for changing his life, helping him become a better, more grateful person, as well as an NFL quarterback capable of winning two consecutive MVP awards.
A woman laughs in the background of an interview with Aaron Rodgers and Pat McAfee. Shailene Woodley? pic.twitter.com/01PMSpf5CR
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Rogers also apologized to her and other friends, family and colleagues for his controversial statements about COVID-19 vaccines. Rogers, who has become the butt of jokes, has done considerable damage to his once golden reputation as the likable American sports hero. The glow around him and Woodley as a favorite celebrity supercouple has also begun to fade.
“One thing I regret and apologize for is that I didn’t realize in the midst of the COVID talk how much my situation has affected my loved ones and my people, the people who support me and love me,” Rogers said. McAfee. “I didn’t realize what kind of shrapnel was flying (at these people) from what seemed to be bullets flying at me.”
It’s unclear if Woodley and Rogers officially reconciled, but it was reported that they were trying to “work things out”.
As part of this process, they spent time together. In March, they hung out together in Los Angeles and attended the wedding of his teammate David Bakhtiari in Montecito in early March. They also flew to Palm Beach, Florida, had breakfast together in Santa Barbara, and then showed up in Nashville, where they were spotted sitting at a bar table in an upscale boutique hotel.
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A source told E! News that they never reconciled and that Woodley only accompanied her ex-fiance to Bakhtiari’s wedding to “support” him.
When the coupe initially broke up in February, a source told People that their relationship “just wasn’t working.”
📸 | Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers were spotted out in Santa Barbara and Nashville last week (via deuxmoi) pic.twitter.com/Xld5aODmcI
— Shailene Woodley Updates (@PlanetShailene) March 13, 2022
“They are very different people with eventful careers and there were obstacles that they couldn’t overcome,” the source said at the time. “They will remain friendly; no bad blood and no drama. It just didn’t work for them.”
Over a year ago, Woodley and Rogers stunned the world by announcing that they had secretly started dating and got engaged while hiding together during the COVID-19 pandemic. The couple has always been vague about the timing of their romance. Reports said they started dating in July 2020, around the time he broke up with former NASCAR driver Danica Patrick.