A complete timeline of Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley's relationship

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Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley revealed their engagement in 2021. Nic Antaya/Getty Images; Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images
  • NFL star Aaron Rodgers and actress Shailene Woodley revealed their engagement in February 2021.

  • It's unclear how they met, but Woodley said they connected during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Since going public, they've posted about each other on social media and visited Disney World.

  • Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and "Big Little Lies" star Shailene Woodley's relationship seemingly came out of nowhere.

The couple were first linked in early 2021 and revealed their engagement days after reports spread that they were dating. Since going public, the 37-year-old athlete and the 29-year-old actress have given fans some insight into their low-key relationship.

Here's a complete timeline of Rodgers and Woodley's relationship.

February 3, 2021: E! News reported that Rodgers and Woodley were dating

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Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley were first linked in February 2021. Logan Riely/Getty Images; Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

"They have kept things private and low-key," an anonymous source told the publication, adding that they're "focused on their careers but they also make time for each other."

The following day, People and Us Weekly also confirmed the relationship.

"They started off as friends, but things have turned romantic," a source told the latter publication.

They added: "The two are staying in contact while they are living away from each other. The relationship is long-distance for right now, but they are making it work."

February 6: Amid dating speculation, Rodgers casually announced that he was engaged while accepting an award

Rodgers was named 2021 MVP at the NFL Honors Awards.

"2020 was definitely a crazy year, filled with lots of change, growth, some amazing memorable moments, 180 straight days of having my nose hairs scraped, playing for very little fans," he said in his acceptance speech. "I got engaged and I played some of the best football of my career."

After thanking his teammates and other members of the NFL, he also gave shout-outs to people off the field who are close to him - including longtime Green Bay Packers fan Jodie Foster and "my fiancée."

Although Rodgers didn't name his fiancée, many speculated that he was referring to Woodley given the timing of the recent dating reports.

February 22, 2021: Woodley confirmed their engagement during a virtual appearance on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

The "Divergent" actress told Fallon that their announcement isn't "new news," because they've been engaged "for a while."

Woodley called Rodgers a "wonderful, incredible human being."

"I never thought I'd be engaged to somebody who threw balls for a living," she added.

Woodley also joked that her dog would "disown" her if she didn't date Rodgers after meeting him, because he's great at playing fetch due to his football skills.

And despite being in a relationship with a high-profile athlete, the "Fault in Our Stars" actress said that she's never been to a football game.

"We met during this wacky, whacky time and all the stadiums were closed that he was playing in, so I have yet to go to a football game," Woodley said, referring to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. "I didn't really grow up with sports, especially American sports. It was never really on my radar."

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Aaron Rodgers plays for the Green Bay Packers. Mike Roemer/AP

"I don't know him as a football guy," Woodley said of her fiancé. "I know him as like, the nerd who wants to host 'Jeopardy.' That's the dude I know. He just happens to also be very good at sports."

Woodley also gave fans a glimpse of her ring during the interview, and Ajay Anad of Rare Carat told Insider that it could be 6 carats and valued at $500,000.

April 2, 2021: Rodgers said that the pandemic helped the couple keep their engagement under wraps

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Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley are engaged. Stacy Revere/Getty Images; Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP

"COVID was a big help with that, because it just wasn't the same amount of travel," he told USA Today. "Wearing a mask all the time gives you just a little bit more anonymity. But we spent a lot of time together during the season, and then she was off doing a movie really shortly after we got engaged."

Rodgers also told the publication that he and Woodley haven't figured out a wedding date yet.

April 5, 2021: Ahead of Rodgers' guest-hosting stint on 'Jeopardy,' Woodley encouraged her Instagram followers to watch the game show

The "Secret Life of the American Teenager" star posted a video on her Instagram Stories of herself inside a vehicle with Rodgers and said, "This guy right here is super sexy, super attractive, just shaved his neck this morning, has a little man bun growing, This guy is hosting Jeopardy tonight! You can watch it, and you should watch it."

When asked what viewers could expect, Rodgers teased "laughs, maybe some tears, excitement, mystery."

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Later that day, they went live on Instagram as Rodgers answered 10 questions about his first night hosting "Jeopardy."

Their livestream was crashed by Woodley's 95-pound dog and at the end, she joked: "Who else gets in fights with their partners about how much they get to cuddle with their dog? Is it just us?"

April 9, 2021: Woodley again showed her support of Rodgers hosting 'Jeopardy'

The actress posted a video on her Instagram story, showing herself and Rodgers on a couch watching the show.

As he appeared on screen, she said: "Woo! Who that sexy man? That guy right there."

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April 2021: The couple visited Disney World and participated in a joint interview

They visited the theme park located in Orlando, Florida in early April. In an interview with Disney blog Chip and Company, Rodgers and Woodley gushed about their stay at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

They talked about being "Star Wars" fans, plus their favorite Disney movies and songs.

The couple also said that they planned on doing as many activities as they could at Disney World, like visiting the "Star Wars"-themed attractions, having snacks, and kissing at Magic Kingdom.

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