Shailene Woodley brings Kiwi rugby star boyfriend to Big Little Lies set

Shailene Woodley and boyfriend Ben Volavola
Photo credit: Shailene Woodley/Instagram

Shailene Woodley has introduced her boyfriend Ben Volavola to the big time, bringing him to the set of her hit show Big Little Lies.

The Divergent star posted an Instagram picture of the pair executing the AcroYoga 'bird' pose in her trailer on her lunch break, captioned: "bring yer man to work day?!" 

An Australian-born Fijian, Volavola was based in New Zealand while playing for the Crusaders on a two-year contract, and now plays for a French team, the Bordeaux-Begles.

Hollywood star Woodley has gushed about her South Pacific beau frequently on social media, including a post where she praised him for supporting the #TimesUp movement.

"When you Facetime yo man first thing in the am only to discover he's already wearing black in support of @timesupnow. Damn I love him," she captioned a snap of the two video-chatting.

The couple's sports and acting pursuits mean some of their relationship is long-distance, but it's clear they're determined to visit each other - even if it's just squeezing a yoga session in on a lunch break.

Big Little Lies is currently filming its second season, after winning several awards and critical acclaim with its debut in 2017.