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Shailene Woodley Describes Exactly What Love Feels Like to Her

Shailene Woodley Describes Exactly What Love Feels Like to Her

Shailene Woodley is gorgeous on the cover of Elle magazine’s April 2015 issue.

Here’s what the 23-year-old actress had to share with the mag:

On falling in love: “I’m all-loving. I fall in love with people based on who they are. I never want to love like this [holds her arms out- stretched, as if to envelop]. I always want to love like this. [She thrusts her arms behind her back, pressing her chest forward.] Heart centered, like, ‘This is who I am! And I love you if you love me for who this person is. And if not, I’ll still love you, but I ain’t fallin’ in love with you!’”

On what love is: “When you’re truly in love, for me, it’s…you’re my lighthouse! You’re somebody who holds me high, keeps me safe, you’ve got my f*ckin’ back…. You also love me whole, wild, and free. You let me do me, and I’m gonna let you do you! And I’ll be the home that you return to.”

On her family: “I was born into a family of warriors, really strong people…It doesn’t mean that it was an easy childhood and we didn’t have our sh*t, because every family does behind closed doors. But even though my parents are divorced, they get along. I have a family who every day strives to do the right thing.”

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FYI: Shailene is wearing a Balmain bodysuit.

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  • Mara

    I wish she didn’t feel the need to swear. It’s not cool. Especially when she has young girls looking up to her.

  • Antoine

    She seems 40

  • SkinnyFat

    this one is so annoying. she sounds like an idiot. a family of warriors? yeah, ok.

  • kellyf

    I thought I was going to have a seizure trying to follow her train of thought on the first two questions. Not the most intelligent responses I’ve heard.

  • Curt Noydb

    Who ever told her that look at makeup was good for her….lied.

  • LOL

    Awful cover and makeup.

  • james white


  • Christopher I. Gomes

    That is one of the worst covers I’ve ever seen. I would fire my publicist and pr team, immediately. Who would allow, that shit to be publicized let alone see the light of day……. Is she a fucking bumble bee…….??????

  • Gloria Dean

    She is nothing, nothing. Why do the powers that be keep picking these ugly white girls and throwing them in our face?

  • DeathIsGreat

    whoever did her makeup needs to get fired.

  • Murray


  • Penny Dreadful

    Shut up, shut up, shut up.

    Another kid with barely any independence under her belt, lecturing the rest of us with her big ideas.

  • Penny Dreadful

    It’s her generation. This generation of college-age youth who have barely lived, barely been on their own, barely had independence from their parents but they have EVERYTHING FIGURED OUT … except they don’t. Kristen Stewart does it, Justin Bieber does it, Emma Watson — all of them. They know it all — except they don’t know jack shit except what they’ve memorized from a self-help book/guru or are parroting their favorite feminist politician.

  • Penny Dreadful

    She was AWFUL in that Divergent movie. I can’t even bother with the sequels even though the general concept is compelling (I love dystopian stories). She killed it for me. Her and some of the other cast.

  • Ashley

    She is annoying so I don’t care if this is a horrible cover. lol.

  • loren

    I love her.She’s down to earth person.

  • loren

    and stop talking about her if you dont like her!Get a life !

  • sunshine

    The ugliest cover photo

  • Thinkerbell

    Why is this girl in so many films? She is such a basic actress.

  • Missy

    She is amazing. Can’t wait for “Insurgent” :)

  • Ian Brett Cooper

    Beauty, sure, talent, yeah okay. But brains? The only times this girl sounds smart is when she’s reading someone else’s script.