Shailene Woodley On Aaron Rodgers: 'I Never Thought I'd Be Engaged to Someone Who Threw Balls for a Living'

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Actor Shailene Woodley and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers are definitely, totally engaged. Alright? She confirmed the news on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Monday, saying, “For us, it’s not new news, so it’s kind of funny everybody right now is freaking out over it. We’re like, ‘Yeah we’ve been engaged for a while.’”

She continued, “I never thought I’d be engaged to someone who threw balls for a living. I never thought as a little girl, ‘Yeah when I grow up I’m going to marry someone who throws balls, yeah!’ But he’s really just so go good at it. I’m very impressed.”

Woodley also said she’s never seen or attended a football game—she and Rodgers met during the pandemic—so she doesn’t really think of him as an athlete. “I don’t know him as the football guy. I know him as like the nerd who wants to host Jeopardy! That’s the dude I know.” Okay? Why does Woodley strike me as everyone’s “bohemian” friend in high school if they maintained that personality into their late 20s? Anyway, congrats to the lovers!

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Drew Barrymore told Howard Stern in an interview that her mother Jaid Barrymore placed her in a “full psychiatric ward” for a year and a half when she was 13. “I used to laugh at those like Malibu 30-day places. Malibu was sort of the opposite of the experience I had. I was in a place for a year and a half called Van Nuys Psychiatric. And you couldn’t mess around in there and if you did, you would get thrown either in a padded room or get put in stretcher restraints, and tied up,” she said. “I was going to clubs and not going to school and stealing my mom’s car and, you know, I was out of control. So, you know, sometimes it was as humorous as that and sometimes I was just so angry that I would go off and then I’d get thrown in the [padded room].”

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She continued, “I asked myself like, why is this happening. And I thought, maybe you need the craziest form of structure because everything was so accessible available, and screwed up in your world that maybe it’s going to take something like this for you to kickstart the rest of your life. And that didn’t come for probably about six to eight months. The first six to eight months I was just so angry. I couldn’t see straight.”

She also said she’s learned to forgive her mom for making the decision to commit her. “I think after, you know, 30, years of therapy, and a lot of soul-searching and having kids myself, you know, I think she created a monster. And she didn’t know what to do with the monster... She probably felt like she had nowhere to turn. And I’m sure she lived with a lot of guilt for years about creating the monster, but then I think she lived in a lot of pain that I also wouldn’t talk to her for a long time.”

I cannot even begin to imagine. [E!]


  • The Bachelorette’s Clare Crawley and Dale Moss are back together. Love = alive! [Us Weekly]
  • Queen Elizabeth II’s cousin Simon Bowes-Lyon, the Earl of Strathmore, has been sentenced to 10 months in jail for sexually assaulting a woman at his ancestral Glamis Castle in Scotland. He will remain on a sex offenders’ register for a decade. [Page Six]
  • Beyoncé’s mom Tina Knowles has written a love letter to Jay-Z, I guess. [iHeart Radio]
  • John Mayer said he “almost cried five times” during Framing Britney Spears—perhaps because he’s terrified someone is going to make a documentary about his allegedly harassing behavior with ex-girlfriend Jessica Simpson, right? [Us Weekly]

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Celebs gonna celeb but getting engaged to someone you met under pandemic circumstances and don’t know any other way strikes me as bad idea. Just like we all learned a lot about what people are like under stress and inconsistent public health guidelines, you don’t really know what they’re like “at home.”