NFL’s JJ Watt and Women’s Soccer’s Kealia Ohai Watt Got Married Just Before Quarantine Started, Now Their Honeymoon Phase Is Nothing Like They Imagined
In a new interview with People, Houston Texans star JJ Watt is opening up about life now that he’s married to his longtime girlfriend Kealia Ohai Watt. And although he is thrilled to be starting his life with his wife, he admits neither of them could have imagined spending the “honeymoon phase” in this way.
“Obviously, having a nationwide quarantine right after your wedding isn’t exactly how you planned the honeymoon phase,” Watt told People. But that doesn’t mean they minded spending this time together.
“It was great, we really enjoyed it,” Watt said of quarantining with Kealia. “We got a chance to spend a lot of time together, to train and just to be together after our wedding.” Now, the couple is quarantined apart after the National Women’s Soccer League began their season again.
“I haven’t actually seen her in about a month and a half. I’m not allowed to go, not allowed to see her. So it’s very bittersweet because I love — I absolutely love — watching her play soccer. I love watching her compete. I love watching her play. For me, it’s incredible. The downside is that I don’t physically get to see her in person. It’s bittersweet, but I love watching her do what she loves and I can’t wait to see her again at the end of the month.”
As far as preparing for his own season, Watt has been working out but other than going to the gym, he has been staying at home to do his part to stop the spread of COVID. “When I came back down to Houston, they opened the gym I work out at. It’s just me and the trainer. He wears a mask, and we get full workouts in there and then we run on the field. It’s been really good. We really worked hard on my body all offseason long.”
As far as how he feels about the NFL starting in a few weeks, Watt says he is hopefully. Not only is he looking forward to seeing his wife at the end of her tournament but he says he’ll be watching the NBA’s season closely to see what his future might look like once football season get underway.
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