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“Starting a relationship where you immediately move in with someone — because it’s a pandemic and you can’t just get on a plane and go back and forth on weekends — taught us a lot about each other very quickly,” the 29-year-old told Shape and explained that leaping in “got some of the sticky bits out of the way early.”

However, when the pandemic began in early 2020, love was the last thing she had on her mind. “I was by myself with my dog and didn’t see anyone for three months,” she said. “It forced me to be still and quiet.” 

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Months later, she and were quarantining in Montreal, which allowed them to get to know one another behind closed doors. However, Woodley believes they would have met “in any context, any space in time, because I feel we were meant to be together.”

However, one thing Woodley did not share was their wedding plans.

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“But for us, it’s not new news, you know, so it’s kind of funny. Everyone right now is freaking out over it and we’re like, ‘Yeah, we’ve been engaged for a while,’” Woodley told Jimmy Fallon in February after their engagement was announced.

Woodley explained how she never got to go to a football game due to the pandemic but prior to meeting the Green Bay Packers play she had “never seen one football game before.”

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“I know him as like the nerd who wants to host Jeopardy!. That’s the dude I know. He just happens to be very good at sports,” she explained.

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The 37-year-old revealed that he was engaged in February, but did not drop Woodley’s name at the time.

and have a ton of mutual friends, and he’s always admired her from afar. So over the summer, he had someone reach out to Shailene and see if she was interested, and she agreed it would be fun to hang out,” an insider previously told OK!. “They had some Zoom dates, got to know each other on a platonic level at first, and things just progressed from there.”

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