Who is J.J Watt’s Wife? All About Soccer Star Kealia Ohai

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J.J Watt’s wife, Kealia Ohai, is an American pro soccer player for the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). Watt and Kealia started dating in 2016.

Her name was Kealia Ohai was named after Kealia Beach on the Island of Kauai in Hawaii by her father. NFL All-Pro, J.J Watt is an Arizona Cardinals defensive and an incredible player in the NFL (National Football League).

J.J Watt, whose full name is Justin James Watt, was drafted in the 2011 NFL Draft in the first round by Houston Texans, while his wife Kealia was drafted in the 2014 NWSL College Draft in the second overall pick by the Houston Dash.

Kealia Ohai.
Kealia Ohai and her game day in Chicago. (Source: @kealeamae)

Currently, Kealia is playing for the Chicago Red Stars of NWSL. She has also played internationally as a member of the 2012 U.S. Under 20 Women’s National Team. The team won the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

J.J Watt met his wife through a familiar friend in 2016, and the couple got married on February 15, 2020, at The Ocean Club, a Four Seasons Resort, in the Bahamas.

In this article, we will be discussing J.J Watt’s wife, Kealia Ohai, her Childhood & Education, Career, Lovestory & Marriage, Net Worth & others.

But before that, let’s check some quick facts about Kealia.

Kealia Ohai: Quick Facts

Full name Kealia Ohai
Nickname Kealia
Birthdate January 31, 1992
Birthplace Draper, Utah, United States
Residence  Unknown
Nationality American 
Ethnicity Multiracial
Religion Unknown
Horoscope Aquarius
Age 29 (as of 2021)
Father’s name Ben Ohai
Mother’s name Cindy Ohai
Sibling One Sister
Sister’s Name Megan Cushing
High School   Alta High School & National High School
University University Of North California
Height  5 feet 5 inches (1.65m)
Weight 60kg (132lb)
Body Measurement Not Known
Hair Color  Blonde
Eye Color Hazel
Tattoo Not Available 
Sexual Orientation Straight 
Brother in Law’s Name Brian Cushing
Marital Status Married 
Husband  J.J Watt
No of Children  None
Date of Marriage February 15, 2020
Profession Soccer Player (Captain of Houston Dash)
Position Midfielder/Forward

Houston Dash(2014-2019)

Chicago Red Stars (2020- Present)

Favorite Food Unknown
Salary  Not Available 
Net Worth  $1 Million 
Social Media  InstagramTwitter
Husband’s Merch Paperback, Jersey
Last Update September 2021

J.J Watt’s Wife: Early Life & Education

Kealia was born on January 31, 1992, in Draper, Utah, United States. She was born to father Ben Ohai and mother, Cindy Ohai. 

Her father, Ben is from Hawaii, so he named his daughter after Kealia beach, located on the island of Kauai. Mother Cindy is Native American and was super supportive of her career as an athlete.

Kealia with her mom. (Source: Instagram)
Kealia with her mom. (Source: Instagram)

Kealia has one elder sister whose name is Megan. Megan is also a soccer player who played for Youth National Team. She was also on the winning team of the 2007 NCAA championship. Megan is the source of inspiration for Kealia.


Kealia Ohai attended Alta High School. She had a great interest in soccer from an early age; thus, she played soccer in school. Besides soccer, Ohai starred on track teams also. She played four years of varsity soccer as a forward in Alta.

Kealia graduated from high school in 2010 by winning various titles. She was 2X Gatorade State Player of the Year, 3X First-Team High School All America, 3X All-Star Selection, 3X 5A soccer MVP, & the 2010 NSCAA National High School Player of the Year.

Her most significant achievement during high school was when she won Parade All-American Honors in 2010.

After graduation from high school, Kealia went to the University of North Carolina Tar Heels. She was a college superstar player. With Tar Heel, Kealia won a national championship (NCCA) title in 2012. She played with North Carolina for three years.

Kealia Ohai: Physical Appearance, Height & Weight

Kealia doesn’t look less than any model. She is blessed with a beautiful face, hazel eyes, a well-built, athletic body, and perfect body structure.

A fair complexion and blonde hair attribute more beauty to Kealia. Also, her well-maintained body stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs around 60 kg.

Chicago Red Stars's Star Ohai.
Chicago Red Stars’ Star Kea.

She is considered one of the beautiful as well as the hot wives of NFL players. Her gorgeous look and style, as well as mind-blowing performance, have caught much attention.

Kealia is three years younger than her husband. She is currently 29 years old.

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Kealia Ohai: Professional Career

Kealia’s professional journey in soccer started after she was drafted in the 2014 NWSL Draft by Houston Dash as the second overall pick.

In the 2012 NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship, Ohai earned the title of most outstanding offensive player. She was also named All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and All-Freshman Team (ACC).

She was also on the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, and the USA team won against Germany. The team USA won by Kealia’s contribution of scoring the game-winning goal.

Similarly, Kealia was also on U.S. Youth National programs where she played with Under-15, Under-17, Under-18, Under-20, and lastly, the Under-23 teams.

Kealia played with Houston Dash from 2014 to 2019, became captain of the team in the 2016 season, and won the NWSL player of the Week.

In January 2020, Kealia was traded to Chicago Red Stars in the 2020 NWSL College Draft.

International Career

Her first international game was with the Senior Unite States Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT), and the game was against Switzerland.

The match happened on October 23, 2016, in Minneapolis. Kealia showed phenomenal performance by scoring a goal just after 48 seconds of entering the game. Also, she made the history of the fastest goal in USWNT.

Kealia Ohai and J.J Watt’s Relationship

Kealia Ohai and J.J Watt are considered one of the powerful athlete couples in the United States. They met for the first time through Ohai’s sister Megan, the wife of Brian Cushing, an ex-teammate of Watt from Texans.

Their love blossomed in 2016 but made it public only in 2017. However, fans speculated about their relationship when J.J was spotted at one of the Kealia’s games wearing her jersey number shirt. Later in a podcast, Kealia confirmed the dating news.

Throughout their dating period, the couple had been respective and supportive of each other. Watt proposed to Kealia in May 2019.

One of the best things about their relationship is pushing each other to practice and train harder. It sounds fun. So the couple is practicing together. Watt admitted that Kealia is much better in speed and agility than him, while he beats her on strength activities.


A native from Wisconsin, J.J Watt, exchanged the vows with Kealia the day after 2020’s Valentine’s Day in a Four Seasons Resort at The Ocean Club. The wedding venue was exquisite, decorated with wildflowers and giant chandeliers.

Also, there was a photo booth in a wedding venue and a live band concert to entertain the guests. The Bahamian tradition was also included in the party.

The five-time Pro Bowl Selectee took on Twitter and tweeted a beautiful picture with the caption,” Best day of my life. Without question.

Kealia and her husband, J.J Watt on their wedding
Kealia and her husband, J.J Watt on their wedding.

Kealia also shared some beautiful wedding pictures on her social media platforms. The bride was wearing a stunning beaded Berta dress with dainty bedazzled straps, while the groom was wearing a light-colored suit with a flower on his lapel.

The wedding was attended by other soccer stars like Portland Thorns, USWNT player Crystal Dunn, and O.L. Reign player Amber Brooks. The couple shared fun videos of dancing at the wedding party, where everyone enjoyed the special day.

The star performance of the wedding party was an adorable dance of Kealia’s husband watt and his grandmother.

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Is Kealia Ohio Blind?

Kealia has been one-eye blind since childhood. However, when Kealia was six years old, she was diagnosed with severe astigmatism in her right eye.

 So she had to wear an eye patch over her left eye to strengthen the right eye. But, the strength never regained.

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In one of the interviews, Ohai revealed that her depth perception is pretty off, but now she has learned to live with it. In addition, she has figured out how it works. But at night, her blindness in one eye becomes pretty bad.

But her blindness in one eye never stopped her from achieving success on the soccer field.

J.J Watt Wife: Net Worth

As of 2021, Kealis’s net worth is estimated at nearly $1 million. But, to talk about her salary, she earns around $37,800, which is significantly less than a male soccer player’s salary.

The primary source of her income is from national and international games & matches. Also, she has many sponsorship deals with fitness brands like Puma, Blink Fitness, and others.

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Kealia Ohai: Social Media Presence

Simple, sweet girl having down to earth personality, Kealia is active on Instagram and Twitter. Her inner and outer character has gained hundreds of thousands of followers on social media platforms.

Her Instagram feed is interesting to look at. She has posted personal stuffed, professional stuff from which we can have a slight idea about her life.

Soccer Queen Kealia.
Soccer Queen Kealia.

On her Instagram handle, Ohai has posted several pictures of her nephews and niece. It seems spending weekends with the little ones is her favorite thing. She is a cool aunt of Cayd, Kai, and Luca who are children of her sister Megan Cushing.

She also shares cute pictures with hubby J.J Watt. The pictures show how much in love they are.

Her Twitter feed is also filled with nice pictures, tweets in support and celebration of her husband’s achievements, as well as her own team’s soccer-related stuff.

Twitter        =  82.3K Followers

Instagram   =    360K Followers

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For which team is Kealia Ohai playing for in 2021?

Kealia is currently playing for the Chicago Red Stars in NWSL.

Her position in the team is Midfielder and forward.

What is the combined Net Worth of Kealia Ohai and J.J Watt?

Combining the net worth of power couple J.J Watt and Kealia Ohai’s net worth is nearly $51 million.

Are J.J watt and his wife involved in charity works?

The couple is known for involvement in various philanthropic works.

The most recent was their involvement in providing relief funds for Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana.

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Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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