NFL star JJ Watt gets engaged to pro soccer player Kealia Ohai: 'I'm the luckiest man in the world'

NFL star JJ Watt gets engaged to pro soccer player Kealia Ohai: 'I'm the luckiest man in the world'

Many hearts across the world were broken as Houston Texans defensive end J.J Watt and Houston Dash forward Kealia Ohai made their engagement official on Sunday.

From the respective social media accounts, the couple tweeted pictures of Watt proposing to Ohai.

"I'm the luckiest man in the world. #SheSaidYes," Watt tweeted.

Ohai is more than excited to spend forever with Watt. "Still can’t believe I get to be with you forever. I love you @jjwatt," Ohai took to Instagram to share the news.


After dating for over three years now, the Texans football star got down on one knee to pop the big question, asking Ohai's hand in marriage. The couple met through Watt's former Texans teammate Brian Cushing, who is married to Ohai’s older sister, Megan. 

Soon after they made the announcement on their social media, love and warm wishes started flowing in. Pittsburgh Steeler lineback T.J. Watt congratulated the pair on the happy news. The Steelers linebacker commented on Kealia's photo, "Couldn't be happier for you guys!!" The official Instagram for the Houston Texans also congratulated the couple.


It looks like Ohai has passed the litmus test. Back in 2015, Watt had said that it is important for him that his mother likes the partner he chooses. "You'll definitely need to pass my mom's test... I think my mom knows and everyone knows I would never end up with a girl my mom didn't approve of."

In the 2014 National Women's Soccer League College Draft, Ohai was the no. 2 overall pick, according to her profile. Before that, the Draper, Utah, native played at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

At the same time, Watt has been playing in the NFL since 2011 and has spent his entire career playing with the Texans. The player is also known for his philanthropy - after Hurricane Harvey devastated areas around Houston and the Gulf Coast in August 2017, he raised more than $35 million for victims of the disaster.

In 2017, he was awarded the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award - a recognition that honors a player's charity and volunteer work - for his efforts.

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