The happy couple only recently confirmed their engagement, but according to a new report, Rodgers is looking to make this relationship different by keeping his family at bay.
“Aaron is focusing on starting his own family with Shailene [and] continuing his career in the NFL,” a source close to the quarterback told HollywoodLife. “And he is making sure that those take his full attention.”
The source said the “strain” in his family was due to “many reasons,” including Rodgers, 37, “feeling like his family is taking advantage of his success.”
Aaron Rodgers reportedly wants to ‘protect’ Shailene Woodley from his family drama. (Getty Images)
According to the insider, Rodgers “wants to protect his relationship with Shailene, and bringing into it the drama of what he is going through with his family is not something he wants to do right now — or at all.”
The former California Golden Bear is currently “staying in his own lane” but “is well aware things could become better in the future.” Furthermore, he is focusing on appreciating “what he has over what he doesn’t.”
Reps for the stars did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Potential family drama aside, Rodgers and Woodley, 29, seem to be enjoying spending time together.
A new report suggests Aaron Rodgers is focusing on ‘starting a family’ with Shailene Woodley and on his career rather than his family drama. (Getty Images/Associated Press)
In a group photo, the duo could be seen cuddling up with big smiles on their faces standing with what appeared to be the restaurant’s staff.
“Our team had the opportunity to cook for @aaronrodgers12 and his crew last night,” read the post’s caption. “Grateful for the opportunity.”
According to E! News, the restaurant — though usually only open during the day — prepared a private dinner for the engaged duo.