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.



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. 



Ohai plays for the Houston Dash. 



Still can't believe I get to be with you forever. I love you @jjwatt

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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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