“Once we introduced that we have been engaged, we wished to try this solely as a result of we didn’t need another person to do it earlier than we did,” Woodley, 29, defined to The Hollywood Reporter on Friday, July 16. “And we didn’t do it for months and months after we had turn into engaged, however the response to it was actually so much, and so we have been like, ‘Let’s simply politely decline [to talk about the relationship] for a short time and reside in our little bubble.’”
The Massive Little Lies alum and Rodgers, 37, first sparked romance rumors in July 2020. Us Weekly confirmed that the pair were dating in February.
“They began off as buddies, however issues have turned romantic,” a supply advised Us on the time.
Days later, the Inexperienced Bay Packers quarterback revealed that they had taken the next step in their relationship.
“I received engaged and performed a few of the greatest soccer of my profession,” Rodgers mentioned whereas accepting the AP Most Precious Participant Award for the 2020 NFL soccer season and later giving a shout-out to “my fiancée.”
On the time, the actress confirmed that she and the athlete have been quietly enjoying the new milestone for some time.
“It’s form of humorous. All people proper now’s freaking out over it and we’re like, ‘Yeah, we’ve been engaged for some time,’” Woodley clarified throughout an look on The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon in February. “He’s, first off, only a fantastic, unbelievable human being. However I by no means thought I’d be engaged with any person who threw balls for a residing.”
The Divergent star mentioned how the twosome met through the coronavirus pandemic and he or she’s by no means really seen Rodgers at work.
“We met throughout this whacky, whacky time and all of the stadiums have been closed that he was taking part in in. I didn’t actually develop up with sports activities, particularly American sports activities. It was by no means actually on my radar,” she famous. “Once we met, additionally, I knew he was a soccer man, however I didn’t know like what sort of a soccer man he was. And I’m nonetheless continually studying.”
Woodley has since opened up about the benefits of their romance progressing so quickly.
“Beginning a relationship the place you instantly transfer in with somebody — as a result of it’s a pandemic and you may’t simply get on a aircraft and shuttle on weekends — taught us so much about one another in a short time,” the California native advised Form Journal in June. “We jumped in headfirst and received a few of the sticky bits out of the best way early.”