Shailene Woodley Confirms Split From Her Rugby Player BF In Candid New Interview
Shailene Woodley and long-term BF Ben Volavola have split, the Big Little Lies actress confirmed in a new interview with The New York Times to promote her new flick Endings, Beginnings over the weekend.
When asked about the love triangle her character Daphne finds herself in, and whether or not she thought Daphne should have to choose between the two guys, Woodley dropped a heap of new info about her personal life.
— Shailene Woodley (@ShaileneArmy) May 24, 2018
“We’re societally conditioned to assume that one person can be our end-all, be-all,” she said. “This is a concept I’ve been thinking about often right now, because I’m very much single, and I’ve chosen to be single for a while.
“The idea of being with someone … is it only because you’ve fallen in love with that person, or because there’s a newness to understanding yourself because of what that can person can offer you?”
Woodley and Kiwi-born Volavola met when she was in Fiji filming her movie, Adrift. And though they were mostly private about their relationship, they have occasionally featured together on each other's social media and Woodley's even spoken spoken about Volavola in interviews – including a chat with Jimmy Kimmel in 2018.
— Ben Volavola (@BenVolavola) May 25, 2018
“My boyfriend is Fijian,” she told the late night host. “I knew nothing about rugby [before meeting him]. And then I went to a rugby game while we were shooting [Adrift] in Fiji.
“It’s quite barbaric. He literally throws himself at another grown man who’s running full-speed towards him. And he loves it. It’s confusing. I don’t get it.”
Also in the new NYT chat, Woodley spilled about her relationship, admitting she’s experienced both “an open relationship and a deeply monogamous relationship”.
She added: “I think we’re in a day and age where they should be no rules except for the ones designed by two people in a partnership – or three people, whatever floats your boat.”
Amen to that.
This article was written by Sangeeta Kocharekar.
Main Image Credit: Under licence from Getty.
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