JJ Watt took his kids to watch his last game in the NFL. Watt had a son Koa Watt with wife Kealia in October 2022.
Cardinals defensive end Justin James Watt has announced that he will retire at the end of the current season. Considered one of the NFL's greatest defensive players, he is a five-time First-team All-Pro and two-time Second-team All-Pro.
In a short social media post, Watt stated that his heart is filled with love and gratitude. He also added that it's been an absolute honor and a pleasure.
He was voted NFL defensive player of the year thrice in 2012, 2014, and 2015. JJ was drafted in 2011 by the Houston Texans, with whom he spent ten seasons till 2020. He was with the Cardinals for the previous two seasons.
American Footballer JJ Watt Kids
JJ Watt only son Koa James Watt was born on October 23. JJ and Kealia Ohai announced the birth of their child in a joint post.
JJ Watt Son Koa Watt
Koa Watt is JJ's first child. The couple announced that they were expecting him in June.
They posted pictures and added a caption that said Oct 2022. Ohai looked glowing in a brown bodycon dress, whereas JJ was dressed in greys and black.
Both Watt and Kealia were exhilarated when their first baby was born. The couple posted a photo with Koa from their hospital room and stated that love and happiness had reached heights they never knew existed.
Koa spent his first Thanksgiving with his family this year. JJ posted about it on Instagram and added, "More to be thankful for than ever."
Koa Watt has a minimal social media presence, and his face is mostly hidden. At just three months, he attended his first NFL game on December 26. His dad, JJ, posted about it on his social media while also announcing his retirement from the game.
Both of Koa's parents are athletes. His father is a defensive end in the NFL, whereas his mother is a soccer player in the NWSL.
JJ Watt Wife Kealia Ohai
JJ and Kealia Ohai confirmed their relationship in 2016. The couple had known each other for a very long time and had always been great friends.
They met through JJ's former teammate Brian Cushing, who is married to Kealia's older sister Megan.
Ohai is a soccer player for the Chicago Red Stars of the NWSL. She previously played for the Houston Dash and represented the United States from 2010 to 2016.
It was Ohai who first talked about their dating life. She stated that the rumors were true and that they were dating on the 2 Up Front Podcast in October 2016, reports Chron.
The couple got engaged after dating for three years. Watt posted about their engagement on social media on May 27, 2019, and stated that he is the luckiest man in the world.
Kealia and JJ tied the knot in the Bahamas on February 15, 2020. She wore a beautiful beaded Berta dress with a long train and dainty bedazzled straps. The outfit was accessorized with Emily Sole Growney jewelry and a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes. Watt wore a light-colored suit paired with a white flower on his jacket.
Inside Look At JJ Watt Family
Watt grew up with his family in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. His parents, Connie and John, raised three NFL athletes.
JJ's father, John Watt, worked as a firefighter for about three decades. He was a member of the Pewaukee Fire Department for 28 years and would work 24-hour shifts to get extended time off to spend with the family. John coached JJ from fifth grade till high school.
His mom, Connie, worked as the vice president of a building inspection company. She now runs the J.J. Watt Foundation. He posted a photo alongside his mother and grandma for Mother's day in May.
Watt has two brothers, Derek Watt and TJ Watt, both playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL. The three brothers host the TV show Ultimate Tag. They appeared in a Subway commercial along with their parents in 2020.
Derek is a fullback who started his career in 2016. He is currently married to Gabriella Justin and has two children.
Trent is a linebacker who the Steelers drafted in 2017. He is married to soccer player Dani Rhodes.