AceShowbiz - Shailene Woodley was unsettled by the public's interest in her relationship with Aaron Rodgers. The 31-year-old actress romanced the NFL star between 2020 and 2022, and Shailene was amazed by how many social media users took an interest in their relationship.
"It honestly never really hit me that millions of people around the world were actually watching these things and paid attention to them," she confessed. "Then, I dated somebody in America, who was very, very famous."
"It was the first time that I'd had a quote-unquote 'famous' relationship, and I watched [the] scrutiny, opinions, the desire for people to know my life and his life and our life - it just felt violating in a way that, before, it was fun."
Shailene actually believes she's developed a more relaxed, philosophical approach to life since turning 30. The actress suggested that she no longer worries about the public's opinions of her. The "Divergent" star told PORTER, "I've always loved getting older, but it's almost like I feel an exhale; I've been waiting so long to experience not giving a f*** about what other people think about me and my life and the choices I make."
Shailene is also determined to take care of herself in 2023. She explained, "The way that I take care of myself now looks very different [to] the way I used to."
Meanwhile, Aaron previously thanked Shailene for showing him "unconditional love." The NFL star gushed over his ex-fiancee and thanked her for letting him be a part of her life. Aaron, 39, said on Instagram, "@shailenewoodley, thanks for letting me chase after you the first couple months after we met, and finally letting me catch up to you and be a part of your life."
"Thanks for always having my back, for the incredible kindness you show me and everyone you meet, and for showing me what unconditional love looks like, I love you and am grateful for you (sic)."