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Shailene Woodley not taking Aaron Rodgers breakup well?

Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley take a selfie

Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley appear to have called off their engagement for good, and one may be handling the breakup better than the other.

Rodgers and Woodley broke off their engagement during the NFL season last year, but a report claimed they were trying to work through their issues as of two months ago. A source told Us Weekly on May 3 that friends have now been told the relationship is “over for good.”

Woodley is said to be more torn up about the split than Rodgers.

“Shailene is more upset over the split,” the source told Us Weekly. “Shailene was not happy in the relationship.”

According to a separate gossip report last week, Rodgers is “in a pretty spiritual place in his life” and focusing more on himself.

Rodgers and Woodley reportedly broke up initially because of their schedules and careers. The two began dating near the start of the COVID pandemic in 2020 and quickly got engaged. They were able to spend much more time together then. It probably is not a coincidence that they tried to reconcile once last season ended.

Rodgers, 38, signed a new contract with the Packers this offseason after contemplating retirement. He spent time with Woodley living it up in Hawaii last offseason amid a dispute with the Packers, but that is not going to happen this spring.

Report reveals why Aaron Rodgers, Shailene Woodley broke up

Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley take a selfie

Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley appear to have called off their engagement for good, and the reason why probably will not surprise you.

A report this week said Rodgers and Woodley have decided to split after attempts to reconcile. A source told Entertainment Tonight that the two were unable to make the relationship work due to their schedules and careers.

“They tried to make their relationship work but with busy careers in different industries, it was hard to see one another,” the source said. “The two have no animosity toward one another and plan to remain as friends.”

The source added that Rodgers has a great support system and is “in a pretty spiritual place in his life.” The reining NFL MVP plans to “explore that side of himself more and learn more about himself.”

Rodgers and Woodley broke off their engagement during the season last year, but a report claimed they were trying to work through their issues as of two months ago. The two began dating near the start of the COVID pandemic in 2020 and quickly got engaged. It seems as though they ran into relationship troubles when they were unable to spend as much time together.

Rodgers, 38, signed a new deal with the Packers this offseason after contemplating retirement.

Aaron Rodgers, Shailene Woodley broken up for good?

Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley take a selfie

Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley have gone through a bit of an on-again, off-again period in their relationship over the past several months, but it sounds like a final conclusion has been reached.

Rodgers and Woodley broke off their engagement during the season last year, but a report claimed they were trying to work through their issues as of two months ago. According to E! News, the attempts to reconcile were not successful.

A source told E! this week that Rodgers and Woodley “are not together.”

“Shailene tried to give it another shot and was spending time with Aaron,” the source said. “But she quickly saw that everything was on his terms and nothing was going to change. There was no reason to continue and she’s done with it again.”

Rodgers and Woodley attended Green Bay Packers center David Bakhtiari’s wedding together in March, which led to speculation that their engagement was back on. However, a different source told E! that Woodley only attended the event with the reigning NFL MVP to “support” him.

Rodgers and Woodley began dating near the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The first public confirmation the quarterback gave of the relationship was when he dropped a bomb during his 2020 NFL MVP speech that he was engaged. Rodgers was named MVP again in 2021, and he didn’t make any mention of Woodley in his acceptance speech. Reports of the couple splitting soon followed.

Shaq opens up about his divorce

Shaq holds a mic

Mar 24, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA: Former Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O’Neal speaks during a NBA game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

It has been more than 10 years since Shaquille O’Neal and his ex-wife Shaunie split, and the Hall of Famer has never said much about the divorce. Shaq shared some thoughts on that chapter of his life this week, saying the failed marriage was entirely his fault.

During an appearance on “The Pivot Podcast,” Shaq praised Shaunie for being an “awesome” wife. The 50-year-old admitted that Shaunie filed for divorce in 2009 because O’Neal was not treating her right.

“She was awesome and I was really bad. I wasn’t protecting her and I wasn’t protecting those vows,” Shaq said. “She did exactly what she was supposed to do. … It was all me. Sometimes when you live that double life, you get caught up. I’m not going to say it was her — it was all me.”

Shaq and Shaunie got married in 2002. They separated in 2009 and their divorce was finalized in 2011, which was Shaq’s last season playing in the NBA. He said he was “lost” after he and Shaunie separated but realized he still had to provide for his family.

“The best feeling was coming home and hearing five or six different voices. I was just being greedy,” Shaq said. “I had the perfect situation. Wife was finer than a mug. I had it all. I don’t make excuses. I know I messed up. I was lost. In a 76,000-square-foot house by myself, lost. I said to myself, you’re not married, but you still need to provide for this family. Get your a– up and man up. What are you going to do next?”

Shaunie announced last year that she is engaged to her boyfriend, pastor Keion Henderson. The two have dated since 2020. Shaq said he is happy for his ex-wife and called Henderson a “fine young gentleman.”

Shaunie was not shy about expressing why her marriage with Shaq fell apart. Judging by Shaq’s take on the situation, it sounds like she was telling the truth.

Patriots DT now dating Victoria’s Secret model

Davon Godchaux kisses Chanel Iman

Chanel Iman is currently going through a divorce with New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard, and she has since entered what appears to be a serious relationship with another NFL player.

Iman, a model who has done work for Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated, shared a photo on Instagram this week that showed her and New England Patriots defensive tackle Davon Godchaux together at Coachella’s Revolve Festival in La Quinta, Calif. Godchaux had his arms wrapped around Iman in the photo and was kissing her on the cheek. He also commented “I love you.”

Godchaux shared some similar photos on his Instagram account:

Iman and Shepard got engaged in 2017 and married the next year. Shepard filed for divorce last June, so the two have been separated for quite some time. They have two children together — a 3-year-old and a 2-year-old.

Godchaux is entering his second season with the Patriots after spending his first four with the Miami Dolphins. He appeared in all 17 games last season and recorded 65 total tackles, a sack and a forced fumble.

Rob Gronkowski’s girlfriend drops big hint to him

Camille Kostek and Rob Gronkowski take a selfie

Rob Gronkowski and Camille Kostek have been dating for several years now, and it sounds like the former New England Patriots cheerleader is ready to take the next step in the relationship.

Kostek was asked at the Kids’ Choice Awards over the weekend if she has given any thought to marrying Gronkowski. She openly admitted she is ready to say “yes” if and when Gronk pops the question.

“If he were to get down on one knee, I’d be excited,” Kostek told US Weekly. “He’s my best friend. I would spend the rest of my life with him.”

Your move, Gronk.

Kostek said she and Gronkowski might as well be married already since they live together and do everything together. She also insisted she is not concerned about when Gronk might propose because “when the time is right, it’ll be.”

Gronkowski and Kostek, who has also appeared in several shows and posed for Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue, have been dating since 2015. Gronk may have more free time on his hands this year, as he is still contemplating whether or not he wants to play next season. If he does, it will only be for one team.

Johnny Manziel appears to have a new girlfriend

Kenzie Werner takes a selfie

Johnny Manziel and his ex-wife finalized their divorce a few months ago, and it appears the former Heisman Trophy winner is now in a new relationship.

Manziel has been spotted spending time with Instagram model Kenzie Werner in South Beach this week. TMZ shared some photos of the two at the beach together on Wednesday, and they were later seen partying at some nightclubs in Miami.

Manziel reposted some videos on his Instagram story that showed him partying in a club with Werner on his shoulders. He then seemed to confirm the relationship with a post early Friday morning. Manziel shared a photo of him and Werner and wrote, “So much for a sneaky link.”

You can see some more photos of Werner below:

Manziel and his ex-wife Bre Tiesi finalized their divorce back in November. The two began dating in 2016 and got engaged in early 2017. They were married as of early 2018 but things fell apart a year later. Tiesi celebrated the divorce with a party, and Manziel was a good sport about it.

Manziel will be back on the football field this year, as he recently announced he will play in the Fan Controlled Football league again.

Genie Bouchard eyeing another pro athlete after Mason Rudolph breakup?

Genie Bouchard waves

Genie Bouchard may not be a free agent for very long.

The women’s tennis star was spotted hanging out with ex-MLB All-Star pitcher Matt Harvey at the Ultra music festival in Miami, Fla. this past weekend. Footage that was obtained by TMZ Sports showed the two professional athletes chatting and cozying up to each other a bit.

Bouchard, 28, just broke up with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph, apparently scrubbing Rudolph from her Instagram page as well. The two dated for over a year and were said to have had an amicable split.

As for Harvey, 33, he remains a free agent after pitching for the Baltimore Orioles in 2021. He has actually been trying to pursue Bouchard for a while and famously went out of his way to try to meet her several years ago.

Photo: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Robert Kraft reportedly engaged to longtime girlfriend Dana Blumberg

Robert Kraft

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft turned 80 back in June, but an exciting new chapter of his life is just beginning.

Kraft recently got engaged to his longtime girlfriend Dr. Dana Blumberg. Kraft and Blumberg served as chairs at the amfAR Gala Palm Beach event on Saturday night, which honored fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger. A source who attended the gala told Page Six that Hilfiger congratulated Kraft and Blumberg on their recent engagement while on stage.

“Tommy Hilfiger was the honoree and Robert and Dana were both chairs of the event for Tommy,” the source said. “[Hilfiger] said his ‘good friend Bob Kraft got engaged to Dr. Dana Blumberg’ at the event on stage, speaking to the whole audience.”

A different source told Page Six that Blumberg was wearing “a giant rock” on her finger.

Blumberg, 47, is one of the top ophthalmologists in the country and is based at New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia. She and Kraft began dating in 2019.

Kraft has four sons with his late wife Myra, who died in 2011. The billionaire had to publicly respond to some drama with a previous girlfriend a few years back.

Photo: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Report updates relationship status for Aaron Rodgers, Shailene Woodley

Aaron Rodgers with Shailene Woodley in Hawaii

Neither Aaron Rodgers nor Shailene Woodley have confirmed the recent reports that they called off their engagement, and it sounds like that is because they are still trying to make the relationship work.

A source told US Weekly that Rodgers and Woodley had broken up and remain separated. However, Woodley is open to reconciling now that the NFL season is over.

“Things are different now, but they were definitely over,” the insider said. “Now that Aaron is in [the] offseason, he has more downtime and can focus more on a relationship. Shailene is understanding and open — she hasn’t shut the door completely or [she] would’ve never agreed to meet up with him.”

The couple is said to be “talking things through and trying to keep things private.” As many suspected, the relationship progressed so quickly two years ago because Rodgers and Woodley were able to spend much more time together at the start of the pandemic.

“Everything was so different during lockdown, and they had been living in their bubble, another source told US. “Friends of Shailene didn’t believe Aaron is the best match for her.”

Rodgers was given an opportunity to acknowledge the supposed split between him and his fiancee during his appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show” last week. He did not and instead gushed about the actress. There was also speculation that Woodley was at his house during the interview, and some internet detective work appeared to confirm that.

Rodgers has yet to announce if he plans to play in 2022. You have to wonder if his relationship with Woodley will factor into the decision.