Shailene Woodley calls Aaron Rodgers split the "darkest, hardest time in my life"

Los Angeles, California - Actor Shailene Woodley discussed the "scrutiny" surrounding her highly-publicized romance with NFL athlete Aaron Rodgers.

Shailene Woodley (r) dished on going through a challenging period after her breakup from Aaron Rodgers.
Shailene Woodley (r) dished on going through a challenging period after her breakup from Aaron Rodgers.  © Collage: Screenshot/Instagram/aaronrodgers12 & MIKE COPPOLA / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / GETTY IMAGES VIA AFP

The 31-year-old Divergent star spoke to PORTER about the "darkest" time of her life.

Woodley said she went through a challenging period while shooting the upcoming Showtime show, Three 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 sh*t," The Secret Life of the American Teenager star explained.

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"So it felt like a big pain bubble for eight months, I was so grateful that at least I could go to work and cry and process my emotions through my character."

The "pain" Woodley spoke of was likely related to her public split from Rodgers, which happened when she was filming.

Shailene Woodley says she felt violated during Aaron Rodgers romance

Shailene Woodley (r) and Aaron Rodgers split in February 2022 after nearly two years.
Shailene Woodley (r) and Aaron Rodgers split in February 2022 after nearly two years.  © Screenshot/Instagram/aaronrodgers12

In February 2022, the former pair called off their engagement in after nearly two years together.

Shailene admitted that she felt violated while dating the controversial 39-year-old Green Bay Packers quarterback because it never hit her that "millions of people" were "actually watching these things and paid attention to them."

"Then, I dated somebody in America who was very, very famous," the Adrift star continued.

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"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," Woodley stated.

Cover photo: Collage: Screenshot/Instagram/aaronrodgers12 & MIKE COPPOLA / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / GETTY IMAGES VIA AFP

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