Shailene Woodley spoke frankly about her love life, revealing how working on her mental health helped clarify her relationships.
Speaking to The New York Times, the 28-year-old actress admitted that she was the victim of an abusive relationship as a teenager and also discussed her experiences in open relationships.
Shailene also confirmed that she had separated from rugby player Ben Volavolo, with whom she started dating in October 2017.
Candid: Shailene Woodley spoke frankly about her love life, revealing how working on her mental health helped clarify relationships
The BAFTA candidate discussed open relationships because she revealed that she did not think people should have to follow society’s “rules” for love.
Discussing her new role in Endings, Beginnings, in which she plays a woman stuck in a complicated love triangle, she revealed that she herself was more open-minded.
Shailene explained: “ I am someone who has had both an open and a deeply monogamous relationship in my life, and I think we are living in an age where there should be no rules except those designed by two people in a partnership – or three people, whatever your boat floats!
She continued, “But there has to be a level of responsibility in any relationship dynamic, and that responsibility is just honesty, communication and trust.
“Other than that, it’s really not our business what people choose to do with their lives.”
It’s over: Shailene also confirmed that she had separated from rugby player Ben Volavolo, with whom she started dating in October 2017 (photo in January 2018)
The Divergent star then recalled how being in an abusive relationship earlier in life had caused him to lose some of his emotional “ strength ”.
She explained: “ When I was a teenager I had a strong idea of who I was and what I wanted to do, but then I had an abusive relationship. This, honestly combined with the commercial success I have had in this industry, has started to affect my strength.
Shailene added that she spent her last years working on her mental health, which made her feel “ grounded, grounded and clear ” not only in her relationships, but also in her career and her worth. personal.
No rules: BAFTA candidate talked about open relationships because she revealed she doesn’t think people should have to follow society’s “rules” for love
Now Shailene is “ very single ” and said that she had been “ for a while ”, confirming the end of her relationship with Fijian Ben, of Australian origin.
The couple would have met when Shailene was filming Adrift in Fiji – where Ben has family because his mother and father are both from the island.
Shailene was previously romantically linked to Theo James and musician Nahko Bear, but has always argued that having a boyfriend was not something that interested him.
Single: now Shailene is “ very single ”, and said she has been for “ a while ”, confirming the end of her relationship with Fijian Ben, of Australian origin (May 2018 photo )
The actress can then be seen on the screens of Endings, Beginnings, in which she plays the unlucky in love Daphne, which deals with a series of life events, over a period of one year, which provoke feelings. of love and sorrow.
She then meets two suitors, Jack (Jamie Dornan) and Frank (Sebastian Stan), who are clearly different from each other but share a chemistry with her.
Endings, Beginnings was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2019 and will be released digitally on April 17, 2020.
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Triangle: Shailene can then be seen in Endings, Beginnings, in which she plays Unlucky Daphne who is stuck in a love triangle with Jack (Jamie Dornan) and Frank (Sebastian Stan)