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    Shailene Woodley Seemingly Broke Her Silence On Splitting With Aaron Rodgers And The "Darkest" Time Of Her Life

    "I was so grateful that at least I could go to work and cry and process my emotions through my character."

    Remember when Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers broke up?

    The once-engaged couple called it quits last winter, and then again in the spring. Aaron thanked and apologized to her after the first breakup, and the second time around, Shailene posted a quote about grief — but she's mostly kept silent on what happened.

    Well, Shailene kind of broke her silence in a new interview with Porter, in which she alludes to her and Aaron's relationship and how she felt being scrutinized in the public eye.

    In the interview, Shailene references dating "somebody in America who was very, very famous." "It was the first time that I’d had a quote-unquote ‘famous’ relationship," she said, "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 tipping her wide-brimmed hat as he poses for a photo. Shailene is also wearing a polka dot blouse and suspenders

    “I’m a very private person, and so I found that any time I posted anything, I instantly felt like I was sharing too much of who I am with people I didn’t necessarily trust.”

    Shailene smiles as she wearing a a baseball cap and t-shirt which are both embossed with the brand name Moncler. She's also wearing a puffer jacket

    Shailene also talked about filming the upcoming Showtime limited series Three Women during the period of time in which both breakups with Aaron took place — and it doesn't sound like she was having an easy time of it.

    Shailene sitting as she wears a short long-sleeved tweed dress with a v-cut neckline

    "It was hard to film because I was going through the darkest, hardest time in my life," she said. "It was winter in New York, and my personal life was shitty, so it felt like a big pain bubble for eight months."

    "I was so grateful that at least I could go to work and cry and process my emotions through my character."

    We'll see how she channeled those emotions when Three Women hits TV screens later this year. For now, read the entire interview with her here.