J.J. Watt and Kealia Ohai celebrated their engagement with some breakfast. That's a baller move. (@KealiaOhai)
J.J. Watt and Kealia Ohai made the most of their romantic engagement setting. (@J.J. Watt)
J.J. Watt picked a pretty romantic spot to propose to Kealia Ohai. (@KealiaOhai)
J.J. Watt and his girlfriend Kealia Ohai enjoy a red carpet moment at NFL Honors.
J.J. Watt and his girlfriend, Houston Dash player Kealia Ohai watch a video tribute during a public celebration of life for Houston Texans owner Robert C. McNair at NRG Stadium. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, POOL)
J.J. Watt won the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award — then made his acceptance speech about everyone else.
J.J. Watt has long shown a reverence for Houston sports — past and present. (@HoustonTexans)
J.J. Watt and his girlfriend, Houston Dash player Kealia Ohai, attend a public celebration of life for Houston Texans owner Robert C. McNair at NRG Stadium, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, POOL)
Jose Altuve, dressed by Festari for Men, and J.J. Watt dressed from his closet at the Sportsperson of the Year Show in New York. Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated
J.J. Watt came out with his girlfriend Kealia Ohai to throw out the first pitch of the World Series in Houston. (@MLB)
J.J. Watt dropping to one knee and asking Kealia Ohai to marry him is predictably sweeping the Internet. But what’s gone largely unnoticed among the frenzy is that Watt’s surprise marriage proposal included breakfast.
Yes, the Houston Texans game changer proposed in a romantic oceanside setting — on a rocky sliver of land jetting out toward the sea with a mega yacht in the background — and then had breakfast and champagne waiting for him and his bride to be. Now, that’s getting it done.
You’d expect the guy who raised an incredible $37 million for Hurricane Harvey relief to be good at planning.
He certainly seemed to have everything ready for his big proposal to Ohai. Wearing a simple white T-shirt and jeans that fit the relaxed setting, Watt made the most of the couple’s Memorial Day weekend getaway by popping the question amid a picturesque perch.
“I’m the luckiest man in the world. #SheSaidYes,” Watt tweeted with pictures of the couple’s sweet proposal moment.
Watt and Ohai have been dating for three years, finding plenty in common (from their shared workout intensity to their love of dogs). This union between two professional athletes — Watt, a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, and Ohai, the captain of the Houston Dash and a former North Carolina University soccer star — is certainly a power packed one.
But it’s the sweetness between Watt and Ohai that really seems to capture people’s hearts. These two cheer each other on with a genuineness that comes through — and means much more than all the Instagram likes they rack up. Watt and Ohai have each helped the other recover from major surgery. They’ve pushed each other through rehab — and celebrated the good times that followed.
Including the monster comeback season from Watt that many didn’t expect.
“Still can’t believe I get to be with you forever,” Ohai captioned an Instagram post after the proposal. “I love you @jjwatt.”
Ohai’s older sister Megan is already married to former Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing. Hey, it helps to like your in-laws.
Now, two of Houston’s biggest sports stars are ready to get married. Sometimes, the good guy and the good girl both win.
And nothing says winning more than champagne and breakfast. Watt and Ohai went with plenty of fresh fruit and omelettes for their engagement meal on the ocean.
Some things are just right.