Shailene Woodley defends Aaron Rodgers amid quarantine controversy

Support her husband! Shailene Woodley came to fiance Aaron Rodgers‘ after he was reportedly spotted in Los Angeles after testing positive for COVID-19 earlier this month — and being quarantined by the NFL.

“Literally, you guys need to calm the fk,” the 29-year-old actress wrote via her Instagram story on Tuesday, Nov. 9, alongside an alleged photo of the 37-year-old quarterback. “This is downright HILARIOUS.”

The big little lies Alum claimed that some news outlets are trying to “belittle” Rodgers by “finding random f-king men on the streets of LA and saying it’s him.”

Woodley called an outlet after the site published a photo of a man who somewhat resembled the NFL star. Breaking the Rules: On Monday, Rodgers was spotted having some coffee in Brentwood [California]’ the outlet claimed.

The Divergent actress pointed out that the caption was false and that the photo was not her fiancé.

“I know Aaron’s body very well. First off, his feet are, ahem and no offense to this rando dude, a MUCH bigger,” she wrote next to the photo on Tuesday.

Woodley shared a second photo published by the Daily mail of the same man walking to a car, dressed all in black, covering his face and carrying coffee.

Shailene Woodley defends fiance Aaron Rodgers amid claims he's violating COVID-19 protocols during quarantine

Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers. Shutterstock (2)

Also for those of us who know Aaron outside the world of sports obsessed [stories] … it’s no secret that he has the hairiest hands on the f—king planet,” the Fault in our stars actress comment. “This oblivious homie clearly doesn’t.”

After focusing on a close-up photo of the alleged athlete riding in California, Woodley again noted that it was not her husband. “Nice car too, but Aaron would never drive this,” she wrote.

Rodgers spoke about his rumored LA outing on Tuesday while performing on The Pat McAfee Show. “I’m in Green Bay, not LA as reported. I’ve been in my house during quarantine,” he confirmed.

Woodley’s support for Rodgers came just days after news broke that the Green Bay Packers star tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday, November 3.

Rodgers’ diagnosis raised eyebrows as he previously said he had been “immunized” against the virus. The NFL launched an investigation into the former Danger! guest host and the Packers amid questions about whether they have violated COVID-19 protocols.

The California resident spoke about the controversy two days later, claiming he “didn’t lie” about his initial vaccination status and insisted he was not anti-vaccine.

“If there had been a follow-up to my statement that I was vaccinated, I would have responded: I would have said, ‘Look, I’m not some kind of anti-vax flat-earth. I am someone who is a critical thinker,” Rodgers said during a performance on The Pat McAfee Show on Friday November 5. “I march to the beat of my own drum. I strongly believe in physical autonomy, [in the] the ability to make choices for your body, not to resign yourself to a waking culture or a disturbed group of individuals telling you to do something.”

He explained that he is allergic to an ingredient in the mRNA vaccines, which is why both the Pfizer and Moderna options were off the table. Rodgers said he chose not to get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine because he heard at the time that people had an “side effect” after getting that shot.

Former California University quarterback Berkley noted that he was looking at other ways to “protect” himself and his teammates, and then he found an “immunization protocol” that he believes served as a long-term solution. However, the NFL did not approve the alternate immunization and told Rodgers that he would be considered unvaccinated for the 2021 season.

Since then, Rodgers has claimed that he has “followed every protocol” put in place by the league, including traveling to games alone and being tested daily. He is currently undergoing a 10-day quarantine and will have to undergo two negative COVID-19 tests before being fit to play after a missed game on Sunday, November 7.

“My desire to immunize myself was the best thing for my body, which is why this is so important to me,” concluded the NFL MVP. “My medical team advised me that the risk of an adverse event [to the vaccination] was greater than getting COVID and recovering. I’m not telling anyone whether or not to get vaccinated.”

Woodley, who confirmed her engagement to Rodgers in February, previously hinted at support for Rodgers via a cryptic Instagram post.

“Calm seas can bring you peace, but storms are where you will find your strength,” she shared via her Instagram story on Friday.

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