For those out there who didn’t know, it appears that Shailene Woodley has someone special in her life, a boyfriend who she’s hinted about quite a bit on social media without revealing his identity. The Divergent star has shared several cryptic pictures on social media without revealing her new guy’s identity. So who is he? According to Woman’s Day, his name is Ben Volavola, and he’s an Australian-born Fijian rugby player. He also happens to be absolutely gorgeous.
After months of speculation, she has finally made things Instagram official. Shailene posted a few photos on her story of the pair including a sweet kiss, which we're totally swooning over. The first snapshot was an adorable coupley photo with the caption, "...this date tho." And she is right because dayum do they look good together. It appears that they were together at the Valentino show for Paris Fashion Week.
The actress didn't just share her love life on the Instagram story, either. She took to her actual feed to post a two photo gallery of her and Alex and they really do look head over heels in love. We legit can't remember the last time she shared this much of her personal life, so it's kind of refreshing. Fans get a glimpse into this relationship that seems so carefree, fun and goofy. The first photo Shailene uses in the gallery really shows off just how connected these two are. I mean, cute elevator selfies?! Yes, please. She captioned her post, "au revoir, paris. @maisonvalentino looks the best on you. every time. thank you for sharing your art with us ✨.
Fans spotted the two together in New Zealand, where Ben was playing a game, and where Shai has been filming her new flick, Adrift. The stars clearly aligned and put them in the right place at the right time. The first snap shared by the actress was posted back in October, yet it was only of their hands intertwined. Shailene didn’t tag Ben in the picture, but fans of course wanted to know who this mystery guy could be. The post was captioned, “pillars. are. everything. #pleaseshowupforsomeonetoday.”
So cute. The second picture Ben made an appearance in didn’t feature either of their faces, but some beautiful scenery. The couple was clearly having a romantic afternoon, and The Fault In Our Stars actress couldn’t help but share it with her 2.5 million followers. One word was used to describe the snap and it was, “trust.”
It's shocking that we've learned so much about these two already. Not much was known of her previous relationships with the actress, Isidora Goreshter and musician, Nahko. Shai didn’t publicly share any details so we thought she would keep things with Ben under lock and key too.
This story was originally written on October 18, 2017.