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Video: Jodie Foster shouts out Aaron Rodgers in Golden Globes speech

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Jodie Foster made good on her promise to shout out Aaron Rodgers at the Golden Globes.

Foster won the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her role “The Mauritanian.” In her acceptance speech, Foster said she loved her wife, dog, and Aaron Rodgers.

So what’s the story there?

When Rodgers won NFL MVP, he randomly mentioned Foster in his acceptance speech. That led many to wonder what the relationship was between Foster and Rodgers.

The actress is friends with actress Shailene Woodley from their time working together on “The Mauritanian.” Rodgers and Woodley began dating just last summer and quickly got engaged. Foster seemed to be supportive of Woodley’s relationship with Rodgers. She also told Jimmy Kimmel in an interview that she would shout out Rodgers if she won a Golden Globe. Well, a week later, Foster made good on the promise.

Jodie Foster addresses Aaron Rodgers shouting her out in MVP speech

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One of the more bizarre happenings in the NFL over the last month has to do with Aaron Rodgers’ engagement.

Rodgers revealed in his MVP acceptance speech two weeks ago that he was engaged. That news came only days after a rumor saying he and actress Shailene Woodley were dating.

Even more surprising than that announcement was when Rodgers shouted out actress Jodie Foster when listing all the people he wanted to thank.

Many people wondered why Rodgers mentioned Foster. There was some speculation that she may have introduced the actress and quarterback.

Foster was a guest on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Thursday and was asked about the matter. She said that she and Woodley talked a lot while working on “The Mauritanian” together.

“[Shailene] is fantastic,” Foster told Kimmel. “We spent a lot of time on The Mauritanian together in a little tent with a little air conditioning spitting at us, talking about our lives and, you know, recipes and people we hate and things like that.”

Reading between the lines, it sounds like Foster was a big fan of Rodgers as a partner for Woodley and supported their relationship. Foster being in his corner may have helped Rodgers’ relationship with Woodley. That could explain why he thanked her in the speech.

Some people were surprised by Rodgers and Woodley getting engaged so quickly after the quarterback’s breakup with Danica Patrick. Whatever the case, Rodgers seems to be very happy, and Foster does too.

Did Jodie Foster have role in Aaron Rodgers-Shailene Woodley relationship?

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers shocked the NFL world on Saturday when he revealed during his MVP acceptance speech that he is engaged. In addition to thanking his unnamed fiancee for her support, the Green Bay Packers quarterback also mentioned a Jodie Foster. Many fans are wondering if those two are linked.

The fiancee Rodgers mentioned is actress Shailene Woodley, or so we think. There have been rumors that Rodgers and Woodley are dating since Rodgers split with Danica Patrick last summer. As US Weekly notes, the Jodie Foster whom Rodgers shouted out was likely the famous actress, who is costars with Woodley in the upcoming film “The Mauritanian.” Foster is also a well-known Packers fan.

Naturally, there is now speculation that Foster may have introduced Rodgers and Woodley to one another. It’s also possible that Rodgers met Foster through Woodley.

Patrick reportedly felt betrayed after her split with Rodgers, as one rumor indicated the former NASCAR driver is the one who introduced Rodgers and Woodley to one another.

Rodgers has yet to confirm that Woodley is the fiancee to whom he made reference. Either way, the relationship progressed quickly. One person close to the quarterback is surprised by the engagement.