Kealia Ohai, JJ Watt’s Wife: Houston Dash Star & NFL Star’s Partner

J.J Watt Wife

Kealia Ohai Watt is a famous and beloved Houston Dash women’s soccer club forward, who happens to be married to JJ Watt, a star defensive end for the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals. 

With both of them in the spotlight, Kealia was the first to let the public know about their relationship after dating secretly for a long period of time—an action that made fans even more attached to the couple. 

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin where she was captain of the soccer team throughout her college career, Kealia has definitely shown that she can excel in multiple arenas. 

Lastly, her love and support towards her husband as they continue to succeed throughout their careers cannot go unappreciated.

JJ Watt has experienced an incredible amount of success since beginning his career in the NFL

In addition to earning three times as the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year in his first five seasons, he was also the first player in NFL history to accomplish this feat during the 2014 season — when he had more than 20 sacks. 

Watt holds the sack and forced fumble leader for the Texans and was even recognized as Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated in 2017.

Off the field, Watt is equally admired for his two-year relationship with professional soccer player Kealia Ohai. 

Although they initially kept things quiet, their relationship status circulated following a press conference held by Watt while wearing Ohai’s jersey number.

It was 2017 when the fan speculation of a blossoming romance between JJ Watt and Kealia Ohai finally came to fruition.

It had all started five years prior when Brian Cushing introduced JJ and Kealia at a social event. 

Despite their best efforts to keep things private, fans quickly grew suspicious of an attachment developing between the two popular athletes when they began showing up together at press conferences and various date nights in different parts of the city. 

Finally, the couple confirmed the news during a podcast interview, when Kealia answered a question regarding her relationship with JJ, saying “They are accurate. We’ve been dating. JJ and I have been close friends for as long as I can remember.”

The football player proposed to Kealia on May 26, 2019, and published the news. JJ posted, “I’m the luckiest man in the world,” when the couple announced the news on social media.

In one of the four pictures he shared from the beachfront proposal, he kneels in front of Kealia.

He flew the closest members of Kealia’s family and friends to Houston to celebrate their engagement as one more surprise for his new bride-to-be.

On February 15, 2020, JJ and Kealia married at The Ocean Club, a Four Seasons Resort in the Bahamas.

The couple’s wedding coordinator, Piper Hatfield, told PEOPLE that they chose the Versailles Gardens venue because they adored the features of the 12th-century abbey, which was constructed in France and then rebuilt.

He uploaded pictures of his wedding to Instagram and wrote that it was “the finest day of my life.”

He also shared a video of him dancing with his grandmother to Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” as a touching and humorous reference to his family.

The couple made their first child’s arrival public on their individual Instagram sites on June 2, 2022. “Could not be more excited,” JJ captioned a photo of the couple with Kealia holding her growing baby belly. 

Kealia announced the due date for the infant on her page. On October 23, 2022, The Watts welcomed their son Koa James Watt into the world. They revealed the news on Instagram by posting a cute picture of the parents and child at the hospital.

The couple stated, “Love and happiness have reached heights we never even knew existed.”

Who is Kealia Ohai 

Kealia Ohai was born in Draper, Utah on January 31, 1992, to Cindy and Ben Ohai. Her unique name was given to her in honor of Kauai Island’s Kealia Beach. 

She graduated from Alta High School in 2010 and later studied at the University of North Carolina, after which she began playing professional soccer for the Chicago Stars of the NWSL, joining her husband JJ Watt. 

Despite having only one sibling, her sister Meghan Ohai is a former football player whom many believe gave Kealia the encouragement to pursue a career in football. 

A US citizen of Caucasian descent, Kealia Ohai is one of the most renowned soccer players today.

The 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup saw an impressive victory due in part to the abilities and quickness of soccer player Kealia Ohai.

Before her time on the national team, she had already earned numerous awards and recognition for her outstanding performance. 

Ohai is renowned not only for her extraordinary talent on the soccer field but also for her tremendous beauty. 

Possessing a unique athletic build, the 5’5″ (1.65 m) tall woman stands out with angular facial features and striking brown eyes combined with beautiful blonde hair.

In addition, her trademark charming smile has made her one of the most popular players in the game.

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