Green Bay Packers quarterback and questioner of vaccine science Aaron Rodgers is giving some love to his ex-fiancé Shailene Woodley.
Rodgers posted a gallery of images to his Instagram grid on Monday, February 21 and started with a quote attributed to the poet Rumi: “Gratitude is wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk.”
With that sentiment in mind, Rodgers wrote in the caption, “Here’s some… #MondayNightGratitude for some of the incredibly special people in my life, with some pictures from the last beautiful year.” His shout-outs included friends, fans, and fellow NFL players, but the kindest words were reserved for Woodley. To her, he wrote, “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. 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.”
He also included an image of the two of them snuggled up on the couch.
Less than a week ago, sources confirmed that the couple had called off their engagement. This post marks the first time that either celebrity has addressed their relationship and doesn’t confirm or deny the split, though we’re pretty sure it’s meant to be a loving send-off. (Shailene Woodley remains silent as the mountains, still as the trees.)
Meanwhile, over in Sports World, his cryptic post is stirring up rumors that he’s either leaving the Packers or retiring altogether. It does seem like a reflection at the end of something, and one has to wonder why he chose to look back on a year of memories in late February.