Shailene Woodley felt violated by the public's interest in her romance with Aaron Rodgers.
The 31-year-old actress dated the NFL star between 2020 and 2022, and Shailene was amazed by how many social media users took an interest in their relationship.
She confessed: "It honestly never really hit me that millions of people around the world were actually watching these things and paid attention to them.
"Then, I dated somebody in America, who was very, very famous. It was the first time that I’d had a quote-unquote ‘famous’ relationship, and I watched [the] scrutiny, opinions, the desire for people to know my life and his life and our life - it just felt violating in a way that, before, it was fun."
Shailene actually believes she's developed a more relaxed, philosophical approach to life since turning 30.
The actress suggested that she no longer worries about the public's opinions of her.
The 'Divergent' star told PORTER: "I’ve always loved getting older, but it’s almost like I feel an exhale; I’ve been waiting so long to experience not giving a f*** about what other people think about me and my life and the choices I make."
Shailene is also determined to take care of herself in 2023.
She explained: "The way that I take care of myself now looks very different [to] the way I used to."
Meanwhile, Aaron previously thanked Shailene for showing him "unconditional love".
The NFL star gushed over his ex-fiancee and thanked her for letting him be a part of her life.
Aaron, 39, said on Instagram: "@shailenewoodley, 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. (sic)"
To see the full interview, read PORTER at: https://www.net-a-porter.com/porter/article-6735f3ca5e559850