Nine-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champion, Aaron Rodgers, is on his way to getting married following his engagement to his current girlfriend, Shailene Woodley, in 2020. But prior to that, he had been in relationships with pro racer Danica Patrick, actress/former TV host Olivia Munn, Destiny Newton, and actress Jessica Szohr. He was also rumored to have been involved with several other women.
There are many cool American footballers out there but only a handful of them are as entertaining and awesome as Aaron Rodgers. If his amazing records as a quarterback authenticates his skill and talent, his peculiar touchdown celebration continues to earn him the love and admiration of football fans across the globe.
Even those who are not fans of his team fancy the celebration which Rodgers and his teammates have come to regard as the “Championship Belt”. Anytime the footballer scores a rushing touchdown, he would make a gesture around his waist, moving his hands as though he’s strapping a championship belt.
The California-born player has been named NFL’s Most Valuable Player on several occasions. He is, without a doubt, one of the finest quarterbacks the league has ever seen. His accomplishment in the sport has made the 38 years old a very popular figure, and people keep up with his personal life as much as they follow his career.
The quarterback was born in Chico, California, to Edward Wesley Rodgers and Darla Leigh. He also has two brothers named Luke and Jordan. Their father played football for the Chico State Wildcats and he made his sons abstain from alcohol, among other things, so that they could become better athletes than he was.
One could say Edward laid the foundation for his son to become a successful footballer. Sadly, Aaron is not on good terms with his father and indeed the rest of his family, but that’s a story for another day. The quarterback is yet to start a family of his own but that might just happen in the nearest future.
Is Aaron Rodgers Gay, Married, or Engaged?
For a nine-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champion who has thrice been named NFL Most Valuable Player and thrice to First-team All-Pro, it is not difficult to see why so many people have become obsessed with what Aaron Rodgers does in his private life.
Prominently, the fact that he is in his late 30s and yet to start a family of his own has been subjected to so many speculations. While Aaron has no wife and has never been married, the reason for this is not known and definitely has nothing to do with his sexuality. The footballer told ESPN Radio back in 2013 that he’s straight and not gay, “…I really, really like women…”, he said.
According to a FoxSport report, the rumors about the footballer being gay might have originated from some of his teammates at Packers. It is said that it was circulated in the locker room that he was gay, but this was based on a silly premise: his teammates started the rumor because Aaron wouldn’t brag about the size of his genitalia or talk about his sexual conquests with women.
As far as we can tell, Rodgers is straight and not sexually attracted to his gender. This is true irrespective of the fact that he has been outspoken about respecting the sexual orientation of others.
Nothing shows he’s straight more than the fact that he has never been romantically linked to any male. He has dated several popular females in the past and is currently engaged to Shailene Woodley.
Aaron Rodgers’s Girlfriend is Shailene Woodley Whom He Engaged In 2020
Although the couple tried to keep it so, it is no longer a secret that the Green Bay Packers quarterback is dating Shailene Woodley. The 30 years old American actress rose to fame for playing Amy Juergens in The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Since then, she has starred in multiple popular films and television projects.
Also an avid environmental activist, Woodley was in a relationship with Ben Volavola, an Australian-born Fijian rugby union player. She confirmed the relationship sometime in 2018 just as she confirmed in April 2020 that she had parted ways with Ben. Based on what she said, they were getting ready for marriage and children but she realized she wasn’t able to commit fully to the relationship.
The same year she broke up with Ben Volavola, Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers became lovers. The couple began dating secretly and has not been forthcoming with some information about the relationship. Questions like how they met and when they began dating are yet to be answered. Nonetheless, it is known that the footballer broke up with his former girlfriend, Danica Patrick, sometime in July 2020.
From what we gathered, it didn’t take long after that before he started dating Woodley. Although the public got to know that the two were together in February 2021, Rodgers hinted at the relationship in September 2020 on The Pat McAfee Show where he said he made changes that gave him a new and increased love of life.
Reports have it that the COVID-19 pandemic made the couple move in together as soon as they started dating. Confirming this, the actress related that they couldn’t be traveling every weekend to be with each other because of the restrictions the pandemic warranted, thus they decided to move in together.
Based on what she said, this made them learn about each other quickly and deal with things that might constitute a problem for the relationship. The actress believes their relationship was designed by fate, “…I feel we were meant to be together,” she told Shape.
Aaron and Shailene Are Not In a Rush to Get Married
Although there were rumors that the quarterback and the actress were an item, reports about their relationship were only confirmed by several media outlets in February 2021. That same month, the NFL star did not only affirm these reports but disclosed that he’s engaged to Shailene. He divulged this in his acceptance speech after he received the NFL MVP award for the 2020 season.
The footballer described the year 2020 as a crazy one filled with lots of change and memorable moments as he offered that he got engaged and gave a shout-out to his fiancee without mentioning a name.
Also in February 2021, the famous actress showed off her engagement ring on The Tonight Show, confirming that she was the one the footballer is engaged to as speculated. Woodley told Jimmy Fallon that they had been engaged for a while as she described the footballer as an “incredible human being” and joked that her dog threatened to leave her if she didn’t date Aaron.
In an interview session with The Hollywood Reporter, the actress reiterated that they had been engaged for months before they shared the development with the public. Shailene related that they weren’t even ready to let the public in on that when they did, but were worried someone would beat them to it.
As of when they would be walking down the aisle, no date has been communicated to the public. However, a source close to the couple reportedly disclosed that the wedding would be taking place in California because it is where most of their friends and family members reside. The said source also divulged that the footballer is disturbed about what member of his immediate family he should invite for the event.
As stated earlier, he is not on good terms with his family but regardless, he believes it is only right for him to invite them to the wedding. Meanwhile, Aaron’s fiancee said they are in no rush to get married and that no wedding plans have been made. She explained that they are enjoying being engaged and suggested that they are too busy to start planning a wedding.
Meet Aaron Rodgers’ Former Girlfriends
To a large extent, Aaron Rodgers prefers to keep his private life private and has endeavored to keep things that way. But then, his exploits in the NFL and his accomplishments thereof have made things difficult for him.
As much as he has strived to keep the spotlight on his career, the media and his many fans have been relentless about prying into his personal life. Given that, none of his previous relationships enjoyed the secrecy surrounding what he has with Shailene, thanks to the social distancing policy that came with the Corona Virus.
To the best of our knowledge, The NFL star didn’t get to engage any of the women he dated in the past. Although Danica Patrick once joked about getting a proposal from the quarterback, their relationship didn’t attain that level before they broke up. From Danica and other women confirmed as past lovers of the footballer to rumored relationship, below is a timeline of the quarterback’s love life.
Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick (2018 – 2020)
In 2018, Rodgers was spotted with Danica Patrick, an American professional racer. They were on a trip together and were reported to be lovers. Before Rodgers, Patrick had been in a known relationship with fellow racer Ricky Stenhouse. Patrick had also left her first marriage to therapist Paul Hospenthal.
From what we gathered, Aaron and Danica first met in 2012 at the ESPYS. They became friends with time and kept in touch as they often met each year at the ESPY. Gradually their friendship morphed into a relationship. They began dating sometime in 2018 and by December 2019, they bought a $28 million mansion in Malibu. The previous month, the retired racer expressed that she hopes to get married to the NFL player and joked that she might get a proposal from him.
Their breakup was quite a surprise for many as it was believed that what they were having was serious and would likely end in a marriage. It is clear that Aaron and Danica have both moved on with their lives but what led to their separation has remained a mystery. Neither of them has talked about what brought about it other than admitting that the breakup has improved their quality of life and thought them a meaningful lesson.
Did Aaron Father Any Child With Danica Patrick?
Earlier in 2019, Patrick set Instagram on fire after she posted a picture on the platform with her sister suggesting that she discussed and received advice about children. As you would imagine, this was quickly interpreted to mean that she is carrying Aaron’s child. However, after she saw how the content of the post was misinterpreted, she modified it and stated she wasn’t expecting a child.
So far as we know, Rodgers and Danica Patrick are no longer together. The NLF player never got engaged to her and they didn’t have any child together. In fact, Aaron is yet to become a father but he looks up to that. He recently stated that being a father is the next great challenge for him. The quarterback thinks it would be fun to take care of another life, but specified that it is not something that might happen in the immediate future. Regardless, he would be excited about that phase of his life when it comes.
Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn (2014 – 2017)
An actress and former television host, Lisa Olivia Munn is one of the famous people the Green Bay Packers quarterback has dated. She is best known for her roles in the popular TV series, The News Room (which ran from 2012 to 2014), and the film, Deliver Us From Evil (2014). Just like Aaron who had been romantically linked to other popular women before Munn came along, the actress dated famous men like Jamie Foxx, Bryan Greenberg, Chris Pine, Matthew Morrison, Brad Richards, and Joel Kinnaman.
The star player was romantically linked with Olivia Munn in 2014. Reports have it that they met in April that year at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. The actress said she had no idea he was an NFL star player when they met.
Not long after that, their pictures started circulating online, forcing the NFL player to embrace the spotlight. In an interview with ESPN, he related that he is happy with the relationship. But as fate would have it, the relationship didn’t get to witness half a decade; it ended in 2017.
The reason they parted ways was not disclosed but it was claimed that it was an amicable breakup. Some reports claimed that the two couldn’t keep up with each other’s busy schedules and hence, called it off. The quarterback would later offer that it was difficult having a relationship in the public eye.
He said it has extra constraints that majorly emanates from people’s opinion about the relationship and how it affects other areas of life. Olivia also moved on like Aaron, she was romantically linked with Tucker Roberts between 2018 and 2019 and of 2021, is reportedly dating comedian John Mulaney.
Aaron Rodgers and Destiny Newton (2011 – 2013)
Aaron Rodgers’ relationship with Destiny Newton was mostly kept away from the public. Nevertheless, it is known that the two were friends for a long time before they started dating. As the story goes, Destiny was also born in Chico, Butte County, California, like the NFL star. Her relationship with Aaron was what dragged her into the limelight, as such, much isn’t known about her.
When the two started dating, it was uncovered that her family owns and operated a funeral home called Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home. Apart from this, her sister Shawntel Newton contested on the 15th season of The Bachelor.
Aaron and Destiny had known each other before fame came calling, they met in their teenage years at a church camp. Destiny Newton made headlines back in 2011 when her relationship with Aaron Rodgers went public. They were spotted having a nice time on the beaches of Hawaii.
Though already buddies for almost a decade before that time, the two had chosen to take things a bit further while keeping it low. In fact, sources believe that the childhood friends were reportedly engaged, until 2013, when news of their split hit the air.
It was rumored in some quarters that they parted ways because the footballer was gay. However, this claim fizzled as quickly as it came. There was no evidence to back it up, whatsoever, and neither of the two has talked about the reason behind their separation.
Aaron Rodgers and Jessica Szohr (2011 – 2014)
Jessica Szohr is an American actress who began her career with appearances on the popular ABC sitcom, My Wife and Kids. In the years that followed, she featured in popular projects like What About Brian, Gossip Girl, The Internship, Ted 2, Shameless, and much more.
Before and during the time she was with Aaron Rodger, she was romantically linked with Marco Minuto, Ed Westwick, Luke Pasqualino, Ricky Whittle, and Daniel Grunwald. After they broke up in 2014, she was seen with Scotty McKnight for years before Brad Richardson with whom she welcomed a child in January 2021 came along.
A Green Bay Packers fan, Jessica Szohr may have been a major reason for Rodgers’ split from Newton. As new records show, the Piranha 3D actress had been seeing the footballer on and off since 2011. Things then took up speed in 2013 following his breakup with Newton. They remained lovers until 2014 when news of their break up went public. Just as how they got together is not known, why they parted ways have remained unknown to the public.
Women Rumored To Have Dated Aaron Rodgers
Because of his popularity, Aaron Rodgers has stirred rumors of relationships whenever he is seen with a woman in public. Below are some of the relationships he reportedly had that have never been confirmed.
Aaron Rodgers and Julie Henderson (June – August 2009)
Perhaps our earliest record of Aaron Rodgers’ love tango dates back to 2009. And it was with non-other than the model, Julie Henderson. Popular for her appearances in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, the beauty was said to have dated Rodgers from June to August 2009.
However, there seems to be no evidence to support this, apart from the fact that the two were seen dining in New York City. According to BleacherReport, the quarter denied several times that he was in a relationship with the model.
Aaron Rodgers and Hillary Scott (April – June 2010)
Hillary Scott is an American singer and songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee. She is the daughter of the country music artist, Linda Davis, and one of the popular women believed to have dated Aaron Rodger. If this is true, then it means the footballer tried to come between Hillary and her husband, Chris Tyrrell.
The two got married in January 2012 but had known each other since college and began dating in 2010. The couple has now been married for nearly a decade; they are parents to three children.
While several platforms continue to report that the American singer dated Rodgers from April to June 2010, the claims have never been substantiated. Neither of the two has commented on the supposed fling they had and the “compromising photos” of them that made headlines were actually pretty normal pictures of two people hanging out.
Aaron Rodgers and Erin Andrews (2010 – 2011)
This American sportscaster and television personality has been married to Jarret Stoll, a Canadian former professional ice hockey player, since 2017. It is said that they had been dating since December 2012. Before this, it is believed in some quarters that she secretly dated Aaron Rodgers.
As claimed, Erin and Aaron were in a super-secret relationship as of November 2010. It was a convenient arrangement for the two as Aaron prefers keeping his personal life private. However, the major reason for the secrecy, as sources say, is due to ESPN’s requirement for their sportscasters to not date NFL players. If this story is true, the Erin-Aaron relationship came to an end in early 2011.
Aaron Rodgers and Kelly Rohrbach (April – August 2017)
An American actress and model, Kelly Rohrbach is mostly known for her role in the 2017 action comedy film, Baywatch. Though some sources believe that Rodgers and the Baywatch actress go way back, they were only seen together in April 2017. Some reports have insisted that they were more than friends; that they dated from that April to August 2017. Yet, there is no concrete piece of evidence that validates this.
At the time it was rumored that Kelly and the footballer were an item, she had just gotten off a two-year relationship with Wolf of Wall Street star, Leonardo DiCaprio. It is not certain why the couple had to go their separate ways, what’s no news, however, is that Rohrbach has gotten married to Walton’s family heir, Steuart Walton; this was in 2019.
Key Questions About Aaron Rodgers
Is Aaron Rodgers Gay?
Aron Rodgers is straight, not gay. The footballer said this himself in 2013 during an interview with ESPN Radio. According to him, he really likes women.
Is Aaron Rodgers Married?
Aron has no wife yet and has never been married. However, he got engaged to his girlfriend, American actress Shailene Woodley, in 2020 and may be getting married soon.
Is Aaron Rodgers Engaged and Who Is He Dating Now?
The footballer is in a relationship with actress Shailene Woodley, to who he got engaged sometime in 2020. While their engagement was nothing more than a rumor for some time, Shailene eventually confirmed it in February 2021 while appearing on The Tonight Show.
Why Did Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley Split Temporarily?
After less than 2 years of being together, Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers ended their romance and engagement in February 2022 because “it wasn’t just working”, according to a source who spoke to People. However, another source who spoke to E! News on March 22, 2022, revealed that the couple was officially working on “rebuilding their relationship.”