As Jeopardy! is in the midst of rotating celebrity guest hosts, there is one that had already caught Shailene Woodley’s eyes: Aaron Rodgers. While the actress may not be a diehard football fan who fell for her fiancé due to his prowess on the field "throwing balls," she apparently doesn't mind that he's hosting a longtime game show in the least.
Shailene Woodley opened up about her fiancé, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, on The Tonight Show in February, saying she never imagined being with a guy who “throws balls" for a living. Now, the Big Little Lies actress posted a video on her Instagram Story, which has since expired, of her and the quarterback/Jeopardy! guest host in the car together. They said:
Shailene Woodley: This guy right here, this super sexy, super attractive, just shaved his neck this morning, has a little man bun growing. Oh yeah, rocking my new shades, this guy is hosting Jeopardy! tonight.
Aaron Rodgers: There’s some laughs, maybe some tears, excitement, mystery. It’s like The Princess Bride. Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, miracles, true love! You never know.
Rodgers is the latest in a series of celebrity guest hosts who have taken the podium following the death of longtime Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek last November. His hosting stint on the series will only last two weeks, but it could be possible it won’t be the last time he’s seen on the game show.
Recently, Aaron Rodgers revealed how he was preparing for the trivia show, watching it on mute and understanding what the answer is in case none of the contestants got it right. And while he’s been a fan since his childhood, his football experience definitely helped him prepare. The NFL star even asked the executive producer about every possible Jeopardy! scenario. He was as prepared as he could be and the studying was worth it.
The guest hosts for Jeopardy! have been rotating ever since Alex Trebek’s final episodes aired, starting with Ken Jennings, then continuing with Katie Couric, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and upcoming there’s Anderson Cooper, Savannah Guthrie, Mayim Bialik, Bill Whitaker, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
Alex Trebek’s final episode aired in January, and the following week was when 74-time winner and Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings started hosting. Although hosting the long-running trivia show is no easy feat, seeing so many take up the mantle after a legendary host has passed makes it all the better.
Aaron Rodgers’ episodes of Jeopardy! will be airing over the next two weeks so make sure you watch him host while you can! Hopefully this won’t be the last time fans see him, as football season doesn’t start for another few months. Maybe even Shailene Woodley will take a page out of her fiancé’s book and take up hosting duties for a little bit later down the line? It’s fun seeing Rodgers do something other than “throwing balls” for a living, but it will be nice when football season is back!