“It’s pretty funny. Everyone is freaking out and we’re like, ‘Yeah, we’ve been engaged for a while,’ ”the actor told host Jimmy Fallon.
Woodley described Rodgers – who had previously dated actor Olivia Munn and former race car driver Danica Patrick – as “just a wonderful, amazing human being.”
“But I never thought I would be engaged to someone who threw balls for a living,” she continued. “Like, I never thought as a little girl, ‘Yeah, when I grow up I’m going to marry someone who throws balls.'”
Woodley said she has yet to see her fiance, who was voted the NFL’s Most Valuable Player for the 2020 season, play football in person due to restrictions relating to the coronavirus pandemic.
And before meeting, she said that sport is not even “really on my radar”.
“When we first met I knew he was a footballer, but I didn’t know what kind of footballer he was, and I’m still constantly learning,” she told Fallon. “I don’t know him as a footballer, I know him as the nerd who wants to host ‘Jeopardy !,’ you know?”
Rodgers will host “Jeopardy!” in episodes that will begin airing on April 5.
“Like, he’s the guy I know,” added Woodley. “He just so happens to be very good at sports as well.”
Watch the full interview above.
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