JJ Watt is both a winner in football — and in love!
The 29-year-old Houston Texans star is engaged to his longtime sweetheart, soccer player Kealia Ohai, who captains the Houston Dash of the National Women’s Soccer League. The couple confirmed the engagement on Instagram and Twitter Sunday.
“I’m the luckiest man in the world. #SheSaidYes,” Watt captioned a set of four portraits, one of which showed the athlete on bended knee in front of a picturesque location.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) May 27, 2019
The pair have been dating for three years, after first meeting through Watt’s former Houston Texans teammate Brian Cushing, who is married to Ohai’s older sister, Megan.
Rumors of their romance began to swirl in early 2016 when Watt was spotted at Dash games, and when he wore a shirt sporting the No. 7 — which is Ohai’s jersey number — during a press conference.
They first went public with their relationship when Ohai, 27, was a guest on the 2 Up Front podcast in 2017, where she called Watt one of her “great friends” while confirming they were dating. But Watt kept things mum while only dropping subtle hints about their romance, such as posting a Snapchat picture during the holidays that showed “J” and “K” stockings at his home.
Watt soon took things public, however, when he shared pictures from the couple’s vacation to Mexico in January 2017.
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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Jason Duaine Hahn