Retired NFL star JJ Watt recently celebrated the birthdays of golfer Jon Rahm and NFL player Zach Ertz with a star-studded dinner. The gathering also included legendary swimmer Michael Phelps and Julie Ertz, a US women's soccer legend. The event was captured in a photo shared by Watt, who humorously remarked that all sports were equally insulted at their table that night.
Zach Ertz, known for his tight end position with the Arizona Cardinals, and his talented wife Julie Ertz, who achieved remarkable success with the US women's soccer team, brought their athletic prowess to the occasion. Zach Ertz has been a three-time Pro Bowler and even won the Super Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2018. Julie, on the other hand, boasts an impressive career with 123 national team caps and helped secure World Cup triumphs in both 2015 and 2019. After participating in the 2023 tournament, Julie retired from soccer.
Watt's wife Kealia, an accomplished athlete herself, joined the group. Kealia, a former soccer player, had a notable career in the NWSL with the Houston Dash and Chicago Red Stars. She even earned three caps with the US women's national team. The Watt couple added to the athletic atmosphere of the gathering.
The group enjoyed the dinner in honor of Jon Rahm and Zach Ertz's birthdays. Rahm, the reigning Masters champion and currently ranked world No. 3 in golf, was accompanied by his wife Kelley Cahill. Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time with an astonishing 28 medals, including 23 gold, attended the celebration with his partner Nicole Johnson.
JJ Watt, who concluded his illustrious NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals, proved to be an excellent host as he shared the photo of the special evening. This gathering of world-class athletes undoubtedly created a memorable and inspiring atmosphere as they came together to celebrate birthdays and enjoy each other's company.