Your first Thanksgiving as a family of three! The defensive end of the Arizona Cardinals JJ Watts shared a photo of his 1-month-old baby with the Chicago Red Stars player Kealia Ohai Watts how they celebrated.
“More to be thankful for than ever,” the 33-year-old NFL star wrote via Instagram on Thursday, Nov. 24. “Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!”
The photo showed JJ with baby Koa, who was wrapped in a blue blanket that matched his dad’s Nike trainers. The soccer player wore a gray sweatshirt and blue jeans, while his wife, 30, wore black cargo pants with a white tank top. Both smiled at their little one for the snap. Kealia responded with two red hearts.
The duo welcomed Koa a month ago. “Love and happiness have reached heights we didn’t even know existed. Koa James Watt 10.23.22,” the couple, who wed in February 2020, wrote in a joint Instagram post on Oct. 25, along with a sweet shot of the couple rocking their newborn in the hospital.
On November 11, Watt was asked how little Koa thought about a referee’s decision Clete Blakeman erroneously declared dead a game in which Watt was about to go into the end zone. Watt joked that his son was angry.
“He watched, so he saw it. He was angry. He was pretty angry. It took a while before we put him to bed. We had to calm him down because he wanted to call Clete himself. And I told him, ‘Son, your day will come,'” he joked with reporters before Week 11.
He also spoke about appearances on HBO Hard hits with Kealia and Koa joking that their dogs are the real stars. “Anytime I can share the screen with my wife and son and our dogs, I have to do that – my wife and I are incredibly proud of our dogs. They knew the pressure was on and they approached the plate in a way I’ve never seen,” he joked. “Our dogs don’t behave like this on any walk we’ve ever taken and they’ve been phenomenal. We need 24/7 Hard Knocks cameras when we go for a walk because our dogs really crushed it. Tex and Finn – they rose to the occasion.”
JJ and Kealia announced in June that a human would join their fur babies and shared that they “couldn’t be more excited” to be expecting in the fall. They didn’t have a sex reveal but casually dropped that they had a son in passing. It was so casual that fans wondered if JJ made a mistake. One asked if he accidentally missed the news, to which he replied: “We didn’t reveal the gender, we just found out and then told people when they asked.”
The new dad always puts family first and he transmits this to the next generation of the family. JJ has already FaceTimed Koa with cousins Logan, 2, and Brayden, 23 months – whom Derek shares with his wife Gabriella Watts — he revealed earlier this month in a birthday tribute to the Pittsburgh Steelers player.
“All the soccer games in the yard when we were kids, the mini hockey fights in the basement etc. Now we FaceTiming so our kids can see each other. (But still play soccer!) Crazy! Happy Birthday Brother!!” JJ wrote via Instagram on Nov. 7.
In 2022 the Watt family has a lot to celebrate. The youngest brother of athletes, TJ Wattstied the knot with his wife Dani Rhodesin July.
https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/jj-watt-shares-photo-with-1-month-old-son-koa-and-wife-kealia/ JJ Watt shares a photo with 1-month-old son Koa and his wife Kealia