Aaron Rodgers’ fiancee, actress Shailene Woodley, is caught in the crossfire of the quarterback’s COVID-19 controversy.
The Golden Globe-winner began trending on Twitter after the news that Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19 – and is unvaccinated.
Critics blamed Woodley for being an influence on Rodgers’ reported decision to receive an alternative “homeopathic treatment” from his personal doctor to raise his antibody level.
Woodley, though, is believed to be vaccinated, as her current film project, Showtime’s “Three Women,” has a mandatory vaccination policy, according to Backstage.
The criticism of Woodley was fueled in part by past comments she’s made about her lifestyle. She once told David Letterman that she eats clay as part of a detoxification diet. The “Divergent” star has also said she gargles sesame oil for whiter teeth, and sunbathes her private area after being inspired by an herbalist.
Rodgers has come under fire for telling reporters in August that he is “immunized” when asked if he was vaccinated.
The quarterback reportedly approached the league to request a review of his alternative treatment, and the NFL and NFLPA agreed that it was not enough to be considered vaccinated. As a result, he was forced to comply in the COVID protocol for unvaccinated players.
Per the protocol, Rodgers is subject to miss 10 days. He is reportedly participating in team meetings via Zoom while isolated.
Head coach Matt LaFleur confirmed that Rodgers will miss Sunday’s game against the Chiefs, which would’ve been the first time Rodgers faced Patrick Mahomes.
Backup Jordan Love — who the Packers drafted in 2020, which caused tension with Rodgers — will replace the reigning NFL MVP.