Big Little Lies’ Shailene Woodley and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers surprised us last year by announcing they were secretly engaged after meeting in 2020 during the pandemic. They have kept their relationship on the down-low for the most part, leaving many Hollywood insiders guessing about the relationship, but now we’re getting a glimpse into how the affianced couple are making things work.
“They are not talking about their politics, and they never really have,” a source recently shared.
“They disagreed on a lot of things,” the source, speaking to PEOPLE, continued. “Early on, they decided to agree to disagree about things and not debate them.”
"She is not someone whose mind you can change, so Aaron hasn't even tried," the source added.
Last April, after the two confirmed their engagement, a source told PEOPLE at the time, “Aaron admires Shailene's dedication to her career and to causes, plus they have a lot of fun together."
The Divergent star is well known as a liberal activist and social justice advocate. Some of her "causes" include protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline to defend the rights of First Nations and Indigenous Americans at Standing Rock, which led to her arrest for criminal trespassing and serving as an Oceans Ambassador for Greenpeace. In 2016, she threw her public support behind Senator Bernie Sanders during his U.S. Presidential bid.
As for Aaron, he has stirred the political pot recently by slamming President Joe Biden for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and comments Biden made about Aaron’s vaccination status. Aaron was fined and side-lined by the NFL after he “misled” the public about his vaccination status, telling reporters he was “immunized” when in fact he had received no approved COVID-19 vaccine. He tested positive for the novel coronavirus in November.
On Tuesday, Aaron was a guest on The Pat McAfee Show, where he spoke at length about how his political snafu affected his career and his public perception.
“I realize that I've been divisive this season by my vaccination status and my willingness to talk about it. [...] I take accountability for that and I never wanted to be a divisive polarizing figure on this,” he said, calling in via video-chat to the show.
"I don't want my views bolstering the anti vaxxers & triggering the vax people. [...] I wanna be somebody who has an opinion and is open to hearing from both sides because that's what we need more of."
[video_embed id='2363409']BEFORE YOU GO: Tiffany Haddish on dealing with grief and personal lows during her career high [/video_embed]