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Shailene Woodley opens up on Ben Volavola break up

Shailene Woodley opens up on Ben Volavola break up

By Shanil Singh
Thursday 23/04/2020
Hollywood star Shailene Woodley and Flying Fijians flyhalf Ben Volavola

Hollywood star Shailene Woodley says she split from Flying Fijians flyhalf Ben Volavola because she wasn't able to fully commit to a relationship.

The “Divergent” star told entertainment news website - Bustle they were on the road to marriage and children but she decided she couldn't be available to him.

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in less than 24 hours, this man along with his team of 23 Fijians will take on Australia in their first game of the 2019 RUGBY WORLD CUP with hundreds of millions around the globe watching. sports held no significance to me before i met Ben. over the past few years, i have learned more from the discipline, the dedication, the levity, the sacredness, the mental skills, the intensity, and the character exemplified in this sport than i have through any other medium. there is a community found in island rugby that will take your breath away. the way these men treat one another ... the way their families pray for and support them ... never have i been around such masculine men who also hold such sacred space for femininity. such reverence for their mothers, their partners, their grandmothers, aunties, sisters. i ask all of you to send a little prayer and some good grounding energy to the Flying Fijians for this World Cup. it’s a monumental and historical moment for this stunning nation, and i couldn’t feel more blessed to call these men my brothers, and to have one extra special one who will live in my heart forever as the first man to show me what TRUE unconditional support, love, grace, compassion, humor, comfort, and unadulterated joy looks like. au domoni iko FIJI !!!! #rugbyworldcup 🇫🇯 🇫🇯 🇫🇯 TOSO VITI TOSO!!!!!!

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Woodley says she was still at an age where she wasn't able to fully commit and couldn't be available to Volavola in the way that she wanted to be.

Romance between the pair started in 2017 while Woodley was working on her movie “Adrift” which was partly filmed in Fiji and New Zealand in 2017.

[Source: NZ Herald]

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