Shailene Woodley Reveals Breakup with Aaron Rodgers as ‘Darkest, Hardest Time in My Life

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Shailene Woodley is opening up about her break up with Aaron Rodgers, saying she found a creative outlet in order to work through the struggle of heartbreak. The 31-year-old told Net-a-Porter that filming the upcoming show, Three Women, was very challenging since it was during one of her darkest periods in life. 

Three Women is based on the 2019 book about a writer who interviews three different women in order to gather a snapshot of what sex lives are like for American women.

“It was hard to film because I was going through the darkest, hardest time in my life; it was winter in New York, and my personal life was s—-, so it felt like a big pain bubble for eight months,” she stated. “I was so grateful that at least I could go to work and cry and process my emotions through my character.”

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Three Women was filmed between October 2021 and May  2022. That February, Woodley and the NFL quarterback had ended their engagement just over a year after making it public. They were then spotted spending time together but reportedly broke up again in April.

The actress went on to add, “Three Women feels like it matters a lot — mostly, I think, because it mattered so much to me. I feel honored to be a part of it, because it genuinely gave me a North Star in a time in my life when my compass … calibration did not exist. And I think it has the potential to provide a North Star for other people out there too.”

Inside Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley’s Split

Woodley also stated that the attention to her relationship with Rogers felt “ violating.” “It honestly never really hit me that millions of people around the world were actually watching these things and paid attention to them. Then, I dated somebody in America who was very, very famous,” Woodley stated. “It was the first time that I’d had a quote-unquote ‘famous’ relationship, and I watched 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.”

“I’m a very private person, and so I found that any time I posted anything, I instantly felt like I was sharing too much of who I am with people I didn’t necessarily trust,” she added.

Read More: Inside Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn’s Messy Break-Up

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