Ben Volavola: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know


Ben Volavola Shailene WoodleyFacebook/Bou Moala-Liava’a

Ben Volavola and Woodley pictured together on September 29.

Ben Volavola Shailene Woodley

Facebook/Bou Moala-Liava’aBen Volavola and Woodley pictured together on September 29.

It looks as though Shailene Woodley has found love while filming her new movie in Fiji. The actress is in the country filming the movie, Adrift. Since October 6, Woodley has been posting ambiguous photos to her Instagram page showing her with a mystery man. can reveal that man is Fijian rugby star Ben Volavola. The above photo was accompanied with a caption referring to Volavola as Woodley’s “kaume’a,” the Tongan word for “boyfriend.”

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Woodley Referred to Volavola as Her ‘Pillar’ in One Instagram Post

Shailene Woodley Instagram page

Facebook/Shailene Woodley

On October 6, Woodley posted her first photo with Volavola (above). In the caption, Woodley wrote, “Pillars. Are. Everything. #Pleaseshowupforsomeonetoday.” It wasn’t until October 16 when Woodley would post another photo of the pair having a picnic overlooking some cliffs. Woodley wrote, “Trust,” as the caption.

Woodley’s last photo shows her in a hot tub close to the coastline. In the caption, Woodley wrote:

Finding ways to celebrate small moments and breath, amidst spiraling chaos and wholesome fears, is a great contribution towards the revitalized health of our mental collective. #Whatcanyoucelebratetodaynomatterhowdifficult.”

2. Until Recently, Volavola Was Dating Photographer Jacqueline Wieser

Jacqueline Wieser

Facebook/Jacqueline WieserVolavola pictured with his ex-girlfriend Jacqueline Wieser.

According to social media posts, Volavola was, until recently, dating a Fiji-based photographer named Jacqueline Wieser. According to her official website, Wieser was born in Fiji to a Swiss father and an Indian mother. Wieser wrote of Volavola on the website:

My partner is the love of my life, my soulmate and best friend. His love saved my soul. Still going strong after 6 years.

At the time of writing, Wieser hasn’t updated her website since May 2017 and her Facebook and Twitter pages have been deleted.

3. Despite Being Born in Australia, Volavola Represents Fiji at International Level

4. Woodley Was Last Linked to Musician Nahko Bear

5. Woodley’s Movie Is Based on a True Story