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J.J. Watt, Kealia Ohai mark his birthday with sweet Instagram posts (pics)

J.J. Watt on Wednesday celebrated his 28th birthday and presumably the highlight of the entire day was a surprise visit from his girlfriend, US soccer star Kealia Ohai. And the happy couple marked the occasion with mutually affectionate Instagram posts.

The Houston Texans superstar took to social media to note how Ohai flew in to spend time with him on his birthday on her only day off from training camp with the Houston Dash.

And Watt, typically a more private person when it comes to sharing certain aspects of his personal life, couldn’t have been more lovey-dovey in his Instagram tribute.

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“On her only off day during preseason camp, flew in to spend 12 hours here for my birthday,” Watt wrote. “Such an awesome surprise. Thank you beautiful.

Ohai, 25, matched the devotional tone in her Instagram post marking the special occasion.

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“Happy birthday @justinjames99 I love you a lot,” she wrote.

Rumors abounded about the super sports power couple but Watt remained tight-lipped about their relationship despite the two being linked since last July. That is until he perhaps inadvertently revealed the two were an item with a Christmas-themed Instagram post.

Interestingly, Ohai let the cat out of the proverbial bag all the way back in October of last year.

“The rumors are true. We are dating,” Ohai revealed on a podcast, adding the two have known each other for “a really long time.”

But it wasn’t until months later that Watt officially confirmed the relationship in an Instagram post in which he wished Ohai a happy birthday.

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“Happy Birthday beautiful. May this be your best year yet!” Watt wrote in a Jan. 31 post.

Watt once railed against social media while bemoaning its cynical nature. That certainly doesn’t appear to be the case anymore. At least as it concerns Ohai.