Shailene Woodley may have shared some insight into what she went through during her split from Aaron Rodgers.
The “Big Little Lies” star and the Green Bay Packers quarterback were reported to have called it quits last February, just over a year after announcing their engagement. They were seen together in public afterwards, but reportedly broke up again in April.
In a new interview with Porter, Woodley talked about a painful period in her life when she was filming “Three Women,” the TV adaptation of Lisa Taddeo’s 2019 bestseller of the same name. The show was filmed from October 2021 to May 2022.
“It was difficult to film because I was going through the darkest, hardest time of my life; it was winter in New York and my personal life was shit, so it felt like a big bubble of pain for eight months,” Woodley told Porter. “I was so grateful that I could at least go to work and cry and process my emotions through my character.”
Woodley has been largely silent about the end of the engagement. In April, days after it was reported they had split a second time, she cryptically posted a quote about grief and overcoming darkness.
At another point in the interview, the actress directly addressed the relationship, noting that she had dated someone “very, very famous.” With that, she said, came “scrutiny, opinions, wanting people to know my life and his life and our life,” which felt offensive.
“I’m a very private person,” she said.
The breakup came after a tumultuous season for Rodgers, who tested positive for COVID-19 in November 2021 after claiming he had been “immunized” against the virus. He later admitted that he had not received the COVID-19 vaccine and went on to attack President Joe Biden’s “fake White House” in an anti-vaccine rant.
The two never talked about their political differences. However, Woodley has a history of supporting progressive causes.