Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers' latest comments indicate that he is still together with actress Shailene Woodley. Last week, it was reported that Rodgers and Woodley have called off their engagement and went their separate ways.
Rodgers didn't publicly addressed the news but this week he appeared on the latest episode of the Pat McAfee show. There, Rodgers acknowledged how a happy relationship helped his on-court performance. For the second year in a row, Rodgers was named the NFL MVP.
"I also was telling Shai, been with you for two seasons, won two MVPs; that's not a coincidence, either," Rodgers said, seemingly contradicting recent entertainment site reports that the two had split. "And I mean that.
When your home life is stable and you have an amazing partner to do life with, it just makes the work life a bonus. ... When you have a partner like that, it just makes life so much more enjoyable and tasteful and exciting. I think that living a life of gratitude is such an important way to keep that joy in your life.
When you meet your person, life just changes and you can't possibly not be changed being around those special people that we meet."
Rodgers apologited for the drama he caused
Before the start of the 2021 season, Rodgers suggested he was vaccinated.
After Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19 in Week 7, it was revealed he was unvaccinated and he received lots of criticism. "I didn't realize the kind of shrapnel they'd be taking," Rodgers said. "So many people stepped up to the plate and sent me great messages of support, and love.
But I think I realized being out of this now and having conversations with some of those people, and understanding kind of the entire gravity of the situation I was thrust into and decided to speak on multiple times had an effect on a lot of people.
To those people, I just say I'm sorry. I never meant to get you in the middle of it, but you got into it by proxy because of your relation to me." Rodgers' future in Green Bay is uncertain but he has revealed that he and the team are on much better terms than they were a year ago.
"I would say the meetings were much different than they'd been in the past -- in a positive way," Rodgers said. "And that there were some real honest conversations that I appreciated."