NFL Star JJ Watt and Soccer Player Kealia Ohai Are Engaged!

The Houston Texan proposed in a romantic tropical destination.

It may not be football season, but Houston Texans star JJ Watt, who made headlines when he helped raise $37 million for victims of Hurricane Harvey in 2017, found a way to keep his off-season exciting. He proposed to his girlfriend of three years, Kealia Ohai! Kealia is a professional soccer player for the Houston Dash of the National Women’s Soccer League – in fact, she’s even the captain of the squad. People magazine reports that the couple met thanks to JJ’s former teammate Brian Cushing, as he happens to be married to Kealia’s older sister Megan. 

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Photo courtesy of JJ Watt's Instagram

Both the future bride and groom shared photos from the romantic proposal on their Instagram accounts. While there are no close-up shots of the ring, the stunning destination provides more than enough material to daydream about. Though neither one of the lovebirds tagged the tropical location of the engagement, our guess is that it’s one of the islands of Hawaii. After all, that’s where the bride’s father grew up – she was even named after Keālia Beach in Kauai. Perhaps a destination wedding is in their future? In the meantime, take a look at the rest of the gorgeous proposal pictures below. 

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Photo courtesy of JJ Watt's Instagram

jj watt and kealani ohai engagement, jj watt proposal, jj watt's fiancée
Photo courtesy of JJ Watt's Instagram

jj watt and kealani ohai engagement, jj watt proposal, jj watt's fiancée
Photo courtesy of JJ Watt's Instagram

jj watt and kealani ohai engagement, jj watt proposal, jj watt's fiancée
Photo courtesy of JJ Watt's Instagram

jj watt and kealani ohai engagement, jj watt proposal, jj watt's fiancée
Photo courtesy of JJ Watt's Instagram

jj watt and kealani ohai engagement, jj watt proposal, jj watt's fiancée
Photo courtesy of JJ Watt's Instagram

jj watt and kealani ohai engagement, jj watt proposal, jj watt's fiancée
Photo courtesy of JJ Watt's Instagram

jj watt and kealani ohai engagement, jj watt proposal, jj watt's fiancée
Photo courtesy of JJ Watt's Instagram

See fellow athletes Sloane Stephens and Jozy Altidore's engagement photos and view the first photo from Cheryl Burke and Matthew Lawrence's wedding.

Authored by: Emily Lasnier