JJ Watt Has Celebrated His First Thanksgiving As A Dad

JJ Watt

It does seem like the defensive for the Arizona Cardinals, JJ Watt has a lot to be thankful for this year.

The 33-year-old NFL player welcomed his first child with his wife Kealia Watt- who is also a professional soccer player. This occasion definitely deserved a sweet Thanksgiving message on Instagram. In the caption, the player wrote that there was a lot to be thankful for, after which he wished his fans a happy Thanksgiving.

The caption came along with a photo of his family. He had his arms wrapped around his wife, while they gazed at their son Koa James nestled in JJ’s arms. The couple had announced the birth of their first child the previous month in a post on Instagram, where they wrote that their happiness and love had reached places that they didn’t think to be possible- and also gave out the name of their child- Koa James Watt.

JJ Watt Expresses His Joy This Thanksgiving

JJ Watt and his wife have been posting several snaps of their newly-born on social media. This includes one picture taken from his first game day during a Sunday night football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Cardinals.

The NFL star uploaded a picture on his Instagram Story of the baby nestled in his mother’s arms where he was donning a red Arizona Cardinals onesie which has his number and name on it. The mother and the son didn’t go to the game- but rather cheered him on from home. It was in June when the couple announced the pregnancy of Kealia. They then shared multiple photos on Instagram of JJ’s wife showing off her baby bump in a brown bodycon dress. 

JJ Watt and Kealia had gotten married in the Bahamas back in 2020. In order to celebrate their 2nd anniversary, the NFL defensive player posted quite a heartwarming message to his wife.