Kealia Ohai was an extremely successful athlete long before she married JJ Watt, and many women in her situation choose to keep their last name after getting married. However, Ohai is now a Watt, and she’s proudly displaying it on her jersey.
Ohai — or should we say Ohai Watt — had “Watt” on the back of her Chicago Red Stars jersey on Sunday night. She shared a photo on Twitter.
Watt and Ohai got married back in February. They began dating back in 2016. Watt has shown support for Ohai in the past by wearing her jersey at games, but now he can wear his own name on the back when he watches her play.
Ohai Watt is in her first season with the Red Stars after playing for the Houston Dash from 2014-2019. She’s also a member of the US Women’s National Team.
Athletes have really stepped up in recent days to help those impacted by both the virus and the cancellations that have resulted from it. That’s been particularly prominent in the NBA, but Watt and Ohai are definitely making a huge contribution here. One million meals is a huge number, and we can only hope others continue to follow their lead.
Watt, 30, and Ohai have been dating since at least 2016, which is when she publicly confirmed they were a couple. Ohai, 27, plays soccer for the NWSL’s Houston Dash and is a member of the US Women’s National Team. Watt is a five-time Pro Bowler and three-time AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
The two combine to form an athletic power couple in Houston.
The latest rumors surrounding J.J. Watt’s personal life have been that the reigning Defensive Player of the Year is dating Kealia Ohai, a professional women’s soccer player for the Houston Dash. We now have confirmation that those rumors are true.
“The rumors are true. We are dating,” Ohai said, as transcribed by Dana Thompson of the Houston Chronicle. “I’ve known J.J. for a really long time, and we’ve always been really great friends, and yeah, I’m really proud of him for everything he’s been going through, but it’s been pretty crazy with all the rumors.”
Watt typically keeps his dating life to himself, but he has been linked to many, many women over the years. Lindsey Vonn flirted with him hard on the ESPYs red carpet over the summer (video here), but nothing really came of that. Before that, Watt went on a “date” with a popular actress, but again things fizzled out.