They’re ‘More Than Friends, but It’s Casual,’ Source Says

Aaron Rodgers has a new someone special.

The Green Bay Packers quarterback, 39, is dating Mallory Edens, 26, thedaughter of one of the Milwaukee Bucks’ primary owners, Wes Edens, a sourcetells PEOPLE.

“It’s more than friends, but it’s casual. Nothing serious at all,” the sourcesaid. “He’s not looking to rush into anything. It’s low-key for now.”

The two have been friends for some time and have been spotted togetherattending Bucks games courtside before. The model shared a photo of herselfand the quarterback at a Bucks game in 2019 on Instagram, and the pair weresnapped more recently sitting side by side at a bucks vs. Lakers game onRodgers’ Dec. 2 birthday.

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“But it’s definitely a very close friendship that is evolving,” the sourcesaid. “He’s not going to do something as quick as Shailene [Woodley]. live andlearn.”

Sports Gossip was the first to report the budding romance.

Rodgers was most recently linked to Big Little Lies actress Woodley, 31. Thefootball star announced their engagement while accepting the award for the2020 NFL MVP. A few days before the event, sources confirmed to PEOPLE thatthe duo had begun dating.

A month after the surprise announcement, Rodgers called the engagement “thebest thing that’s happened” to him in the last year and said that he wasexcited to become a father sometime in the future. While he said he didn’thave plans for it to happen right away, he admitted that he had dreamed of itfor a long time.

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“It’s gonna be a really fun challenge … I’ll look forward to taking care ofanother life at some point. I think it’s gonna be so fun. I’ve dreamt aboutwhat that will be like. I’m really excited about that chapter whenever thatcomes,” he said.

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The two were photographed together over the next few months vacationing inMexico and visiting Hawaii with pal Miles Teller and his wife Keleigh. In thefall, the two spent some time long distance, with Rodgers focusing on footballand Woodley focusing on acting projects.

In February 2022, a source close to Rodgers confirmed to PEOPLE that thecouple had split, calling off their engagement.

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“It was an amicable split; it just wasn’t working,” the source says. “They’revery different people with busy careers and there were obstacles that theycouldn’t surmount. They will remain friendly; there’s no bad blood and nodrama. It just didn’t work out for them.”

After their split in February, Rodgers shared Instagram photos of the twocuddled up together, writing “I love you and am grateful for you” and calledWoodley “amazing partner to do life with” on The Pat McAfee Show. Despitetrying to make things work, they eventually split up again in April.

An insider told PEOPLE that “Shailene felt everything was on Aaron’s terms andit wasn’t making her happy.”