Pro soccer player Kealia Ohai describes J.J. Watt’s romantic proposal, says fiance is ‘amazing’
Watt proposed during Bahamas vacation
HOUSTON — Houston Texans star J.J. Watt is engaged to his girlfriend, professional soccer player Kealia Ohai.
Both tweeted word of their engagement Sunday with photos showing Watt down on one knee before Ohai along a waterfront and rocky coast with a beautiful sunset.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) May 27, 2019
Watt, the three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, tweeted, “I’m the luckiest man in the world” and “#SheSaidYes.”
Ohai tweeted: “I love you.”
During a news conference Tuesday, Ohai described how Watt proposed.
“We were in the Bahamas just for our bye week,” Ohai told reporters in a video posted by KHOU-TV. “We had an awesome first night, and then the second night we were there, he took me out on the pier that was on the island we were on. And there was like a drone flying over. And I was like, ‘OK, something’s going on.’ And then he just went down on one knee and proposed.”
Ohai told reporters a date for the wedding hasn’t yet been chosen.
“It’s going to be a long time because I have my season, then he has his season,” she said. “So we’re not even thinking about that right now.”
Ohai said she and Watt haven’t decided where they’ll wed, but she said it’s likely to be in the Houston area.
She also said the engagement ring is “perfect” and she called her fiance “amazing.”
Ohai posted on her Instagram account Monday that Watt flew her family and best friends in to celebrate the engagement.
Can’t explain how thankful and happy I am feeling. JJ surprised me by flying in my family and best friends to celebrate our engagement. I was so excited and shocked all I could do was cry. Thank you so much @jjwatt I am the luckiest girl in the world and will never ever forget this special day. I love you all so much.
A post shared by Kealia Ohai (@kealiamae) on May 27, 2019 at 5:35pm PDT
Ohai plays for the Houston Dash.
A post shared by Kealia Ohai (@kealiamae) on May 26, 2019 at 6:39pm PDT
Watt, a college standout at Wisconsin, helped raise tens of millions of dollars for storm relief after Hurricane Harvey struck Texas in 2017. Watt’s online fundraiser, with an original goal of $200,000, led to a surge of donations and his foundation distributing at least $41.6 million to help rebuild the Texas Gulf Coast.
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