The Green Bay Packers star was forced to miss 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus
On Tuesday, the actress took to her Instagram Stories where she criticized a report alleging the 37-year-old stepped out in Los Angeles following his COVID-19 diagnosis. The 29-year-old claimed Rodgers isn’t the masked man who was photographed by paparazzi.
“Literally you’ll need to calm the f— down,” Woodley wrote alongside the photos in question. “This is straight-up HILARIOUS. News outlets STILL grasping at straws to disparage Aaron. Finding random f—ing men on the streets of LA and saying it’s him.”
Shailene Woodley took to Instagram Stories where she defended her football pro beau Aaron Rodgers.
“Also, cute car dude, but Aaron would never drive this,” she added.
On Nov. 9, a Wisconsin health care organization ended their nine-year partnership with the Green Bay Packers star after he detailed his reasoning for avoiding the three COVID-19 vaccinations endorsed by the NFL.
A statement posted on Twitter by Prevea Health said the company and Rodgers mutually agreed to end their partnership, effective Saturday. Prevea Health and Rodgers had been partners since 2012.
Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley’s relationship went public earlier this year.
The outlet noted that the vaccines now have been given to more than 200 million Americans and that real-world use plus extra government safety tracking have made clear that serious side effects are extremely rare — and that any risk is far lower than the risks posed by COVID-19.
Rodgers, who has been tested daily as part of NFL protocols for unvaccinated players, found out he contracted COVID-19 on Wednesday. He must have a negative test to return to the team on Nov. 13.
The reigning NFL MVP, whose endorsement deals include a starring role in commercials for insurance company State Farm, hinted that his stance on vaccination could have consequences when he described himself as a victim of “cancel culture.”
Rodgers and Woodley’s relationship became public earlier this year. On Feb. 6, the athlete revealed their engagement during the virtual NFL Honors broadcast. In late February, Woodley confirmed their engagement during an appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report