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Shailene Woodley clarifies what excited her and Aaron Rodgers to report their engagement

Back in February, Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers astounded fans when they declared that they were engaged.

The high-profile wedding-to-be was uncovered during Rodgers’ NFL MVP acceptance speech. After tales had started circling that he was dating Woodley, the Green Bay Packers quarterback referred to their engagement by saying, “2020 was definitely a crazy year, filled with lots of change, growth, some amazing memorable moments…I got engaged and I played some of the best football of my career.” Along with the casual declaration, the news was subsequently affirmed by Woodley during an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Presently, in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Woodley uncovered why the couple decided to share the news around then. “When we announced that we were engaged, we wanted to do that only because we didn’t want someone else to do it before we did,” the 29-year-old actress said. “And we didn’t do it for months and months after we had become engaged, but the reaction to it was really a lot, and so we were like, ‘Let’s just politely decline [to talk about the relationship] for a little while and live in our little bubble.'”

While examining the mysterious engagement, Woodley further clarified that she has frequently avoided the spotlight, and quite a bit of her mid twenties were spent saying “no” to different acting opportunities. “The perspectives that I’ve been given now as an adult have all come through my desire as a young person to not spend all of my time in L.A. trying to pursue a career or to be something that I wasn’t,” she said.