Shailene Woodley is not like the rest of us.
As Hollywood's ultimate A-list outsider, the Big Little Lies star has never passed up an opportunity during the span of her decade-plus career to remind us that, though she's an actor, she doesn't buy into the trappings of celebrity or even the traditional material world. Shailene, who rose to fame on the ABC Family series The Secret Life of the American Teenager, has become something of the poster child for the star who wants to be anything but.
After all, this is the woman who once told Paper magazine in 2011, "I'm fine with saying the normal 'F' and 'C' words, but 'famous' and 'celebrity' are off-limits in my book, I just think they are nasty words."
And perhaps she's start rubbing off on fiancé Aaron Rodgers, who subtly announced he was off the market while accepting the MVP Award at the NFL honors in February. "2020 was definitely a crazy year filled with lots of change, growth, some amazing, memorable moments," he said. "I got engaged and I played some of the best football of my career."
Though some may call their romance a whirlwind, the duo seemed to always know their love story was a touchdown. "They had a very intense connection from the beginning," a source previously told E! News. "They both knew early on that it was something special and different from what they had experienced in other relationships."
Now, in honor of her 30th birthday Nov. 14, let's take a look at all the times Shailene has gone to great lengths to prove to us that she's living on an entirely different plane of existence. At least, now she knows she'll always have Aaron right there with her.
This story was originally published on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 3 a.m. PT.