Shailene Woodley is rumored to have found a new boyfriend. Following her on-screen romances in "Divergent" and “The Fault in Our Stars,” the actress is now reportedly dating a slightly less famous face off-camera. According to a report from E! News, Woodley, 22, has been seeing an indie musician named Nahko Bear.
The duo, who were spotted in Hawaii Wednesday getting cozy on the Hamakua Coast of the Big Island's Waipio Valley, are said to have been dating for “a while” with plans to continue their romance when Nahko goes on tour. “She may visit him in Australia while he’s touring,” reported E! News.
So just who is Woodley’s new man? While his work may not be as well-known as his acting belle's, Nahko has made a name for himself in the music industry. His band, Nahko and Medicine for the People, has released two albums since 2010 and will embark on an Australian tour this Friday.
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On his Nahko and Medicine for the People biography page, the Oregon native says he was born into “strife” as his mother, a prostitute, conceived him after being raped at age 14. Adopted into a white, Christian family, Nahko -- who is of Apache, Puerto Rico and Filipino descent -- said he found his love for music by singing in church and learning to play the piano. As an adult, he traveled to Alaska, where he was a piano player at a dinner theater. It was there he started developing his own flavor of music, songs about “social and political change.” He now lives on an organic farm in Hawaii.
“I think our music promotes the bridging of all tribes," Nahko says in his biography. “The lyrics and the stories and our energy as a group breaks down people’s walls. You’ll find us in the most unique places on earth because it’s real, raw and honest storytelling about what we’ve been through and what we believe in. And that’s why people connect with it. I think that’s the most important thing you can do with music.”
In their mission statement, Nahko’s band, best known for their latest single, “Black as Night,” describe themselves as members of the “global community” who strive to live in harmony with “Mother Gaia” herself. Similar to Nahko's mission, Woodley has also made her love for the environment known in recent years, by eating clay and collecting her own drinking water, among other things. She and Nahko appear to be a match made in hippie heaven.
While Woodley has yet to confirm or deny her new relationship (Nahko has made no mention of their alleged romance on Twitter, either), she hasn’t been shy about publicly discussing her love for Nahko’s music. During a “Divergent” press event in March, the actress called his music a perfect embodiment of her youth empowerment movement All It Takes.
“He has dramatically changed my life,” Woodley said, according to a report from VCStar.com via E! News. “All of his songs are not only inspirational but relatable, and they coincide perfectly with the vision All It Takes has.”