JJ Watt wishes girlfriend a happy birthday with couple photo on social media

If you refuse to believe that your NFL crush JJ Watt has a girlfriend, then you might want to unfollow him on Instagram.

The Houston Texans defensive end wished his soccer star sweetheart Kealia Ohai happy birthday Instagram Tuesday morning.

"Happy Birthday beautiful. May this be your best year yet," he wrote. The two are pictured somewhere on a beach.

During the holidays, Watt posted a photo on Snapchat of stockings hanging from his fireplace. One stocking had a "J," while the other had a "K" on it.

The rumors of the two dating had been going on for a while, until Ohai confirmed their relationship in November during an interview on the 2 Up Front podcast.

Ohai said she and Watt have known each other for "a really long time," and described themselves as great friends.

This is possibly the first time Watt has shared a photo of himself with Ohai as a couple.

Watt sat down with ABC13's Patricia Lopez on Wednesday during the launch of the Mizzen + Main clothing line at Nordstrom. She asked him about his relationship status.
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