Shailene Woodley's fiancé Aaron Rodgers has revealed that their engagement was the 'best thing' to happen to him last year.

The 37-year-old football star and the Pretty Little Liars actress, who only went public with their romance last year, appear to have gone from strength to strength and are excited to say their vows in the future.

Speaking to Zenith Watches CEO Julien Tornare this week, the NFL star opened up about his engagement for the first time.

He also touched upon hopes of starting a family with the actress - although that isn't in their plans for the immediate future.

During his video chat, Aaron was all smiles as he reflected upon taking his relationship to the next step.

Shailene Woodley fiancé opens up about baby plans as he gushes over engagement
Shailene Woodley fiancé proposed in 2020

"I'm recently engaged, so been enjoying that part of my life,' he said during the call.

"Obviously that's the best thing that's happened to me in the last year.

The sport star then added that the: "next great challenge will be being a father," as he's "in the age group where a lot of my close friends from high school and college are fathers now and have families of their own."

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While Aaron confirmed that baby plans might happen in the future, he also maintained that the couple aren't in any rush.

He continued: "maybe not in the immediate future but definitely something I look forward to, it's gonna be a really fun challenge."

News of the couple's engagement surfaced just last month.

At the time, Aaron revealed during the NFL Honors awards night that he had proposed to his girlfriend in 2020.

Shailene Woodley fiancé opens up about baby plans as he gushes over engagement
Shailene Woodley is set to marry the NFL player
Shailene Woodley
The couple are believed to have started dating in 2020

Shailene and Aaron appear to have kept their blossoming romance on the down low in 2020 and their engagement came as a surprise to some.

At the start of 2020 Aaron had been dating race car driver Danica Patrick, before the pair split in July.

Meanwhile, Shailene had been in a relationship with Ben Volavola before their split in April 2020.

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