Aaron Rodgers Gets His 1st Tattoo Following Shailene Woodley Split

Aaron Rodgers & Shailene Whiteley
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Showing off his new ink. After his engagement was ended, Shailene Woodley, Aaron RodgersAnother major commitment was made during the life-changing event.

“First tattoo. From the 🐐 himself @balazsbercsenyi Grateful for his mastery and friendship 💪🏼❤️ 🇭🇺,” Rodgers, 38, wrote alongside an Instagram photo of the tattoo on Wednesday, July 6.

The professional football player continued: “There’s a deep and meaningful story and connection to absolutely each element of this art piece, and I’ll share a little more about that one day. For now, just thankful for @balazsbercsenyi and his patience and artistry.”

The large arm design features two lions, an eyes, constellations, and the ocean. There is also a nod to the California native’s Sagittarius zodiac sign in the new ink.

Rodgers’ decision to get his first tattoo comes after his split from Woodley, 30, earlier this year. In July 2020, romance rumors first surfaced between the former couple. Days after Us WeeklyIn February 2021, the athlete confirmed their relationship and announced that they were engaged.

“I got engaged and played some of the best football of my career,” he shared while accepting an award for the 2020 NFL football season.

Later, the actress reflected on how COVID-19 played a part in their romance. “Starting a relationship where you immediately move in with someone — because it’s a pandemic and you can’t just get on a plane and go back and forth on weekends — taught us a lot about each other very quickly,” theLast Letter From Your Loving One star told Shape magazine in June 2021. “We jumped in headfirst and got some of the sticky bits out of the way early.”

At the time, Woodley recalled spending lots of quality time with her then-fiancé in Canada, adding, “I have the perspective that I would have met Aaron in any context, any space in time, because I feel we were meant to be together.”

A source confirmed that the information was available in February. UsThe couple called it quits. “They certainly had their differences and ultimately their relationship didn’t work,” the insider revealed, adding that Woodley and Rodgers remain on “good terms” with each other. “They thought [they]They were a good match in the beginning, but the more they got acquainted, the more they realized their careers and shared common interests. [and] their political views weren’t aligned.”

Rodgers shared his appreciation for Woodley’s time with him in a sweet Instagram post after the news hit the headlines. “Thanks for letting me chase after you the first couple months after we met, and finally letting me catch up to you and be a part of your life,” he wrote via Instagram that same month. “Thanks for always having my back, for the incredible kindness you show me and everyone you meet, and for showing me what unconditional love looks like, I love you and am grateful for you.”

They briefly rekindled romance, but then they parted ways. After their recent breakup the activist gushed about the next chapter in her life.

“To the month of june : putting macro whack world events aside for a minute, on a micro level, you nurtured this woman’s head + heart,” the Big Little LiesOn June 29, the alum posted via Instagram. “You gave me oxygen in the form of friends, babies, trees, magic, DANCING, animals, salt, sun, deep conversations, six packs from laughing, availability in the form of tears, PLAY, sunrises, hallway tag, goofiness, spontaneity, pita bread (so much pita!), hellos and goodbyes.”

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