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Congratulations! Steelers TJ Watt Marries Long Time Girlfriend Dani Rhodes Saturday, July 9th In Beautiful Cabo San Lucas

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Congratulations! Steelers TJ Watt Marries Long Time Girlfriend Dani Rhodes Saturday, July 9th In Beautiful Cabo San Lucas

Pittsburgh Steelers team MVP, TJ Watt had even more to celebrate on Saturday in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico as he married his long-time girlfriend turned fiancée, Dani Rhodes. The couple has Instagram posts dating back to December of 2016 after meeting at the University of Wisconsin.


Steelers TJ and Dani Watt

Steelers LB TJ Watt and his wife Dani share a first dance. (Joe Haden IG)

Several Instagram stories Saturday evening show former Steelers’ such as Joe HadenJoe Schobert and Ryan Shazier in attendance along with their wives to “celebrate love” as Haden described it on the social media platform. The ceremony and reception seem to have been kept quite private as there is not much out there and we all have yet to see official photos or videos of the two as officially husband and wife. We all know the edge rusher to be a dominant force on the field, but his better half also has an athletic background of her own.

Watt won’t be the only highly talented athlete in their marriage as Rhodes played soccer, started four straight years and was a Second Team All-American after her senior season in 2019. Rhodes was the Wisconsin State Soccer Player of the Year in 2015 and is tied for seventh all-time in Badgers history with 85 games played.


Steelers Cam Heyward Ryan Shazier Joe Haden

The new Mrs. Watt was also teammates with brother in law JJ Watt‘s wife, Kealia Watt for the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women’s Soccer League. Rhodes most recently competed for Úrvalsdeild kvenna club Þróttur Reykjavík in Iceland. The two Watt brothers both are now married to incredible soccer players.


Steelers Ryan Shazier

This caps an incredible off-season for Watt as he was named the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year back in January and is heading into another season that he is bound to be dominant in. As expected, both JJ and Steelers fullback Derek Watt were in attendance for the special ceremony and the days leading up to the event.

Steelers TJ and Derek Watt With Brother Derek And Their Wives

Kealia Watt, J.J. Watt, Gabriella Watt, Derek Watt, T. J. Watt and Dani Rhodes attend the 11th annual NFL Honors on Feb. 10, 2022, at YouTube Theater in Inglewood, California. AMY SUSSMAN / GETTY IMAGES

The brothers have been very active on social media the last week or so and the celebration appears to have been a week-long event down in Mexico. The three showed off their stylish matching outfits on TJ’s Instagram a couple days ago which certainly stood out:


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A post shared by TJ Watt (@tjwatt90)


Former Steelers Players In Attendance

As far as the average fan can tell, Watt’s former Steelers teammates Haden and Shazier have been active on social media down in Cabo San Lucas and appear to have attended the wedding as well.

Steelers Legends T.J. Watt and Ryan Shazier

It looks like Cameron Heyward and his wife, Allie, are on a tropical vacation as well, and it seems as if they are down in Mexico to join in the celebration, too. And while Schobert’s time in Pittsburgh was short lived, he has developed a relationship with TJ as both a Badger and a Steeler and is down in Cabo per Derek’s wife, Gabriella’s Instagram:


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A post shared by GABRIELLA WATT (@gabriellawatt22)


It would be safe to assume that some other teammates and former teammates are also down in Mexico for the Watt’s wedding and we will update this post as more comes up on their social medias!

Congratulations to TJ, Dani and the entire Watt and Rhodes families on a new chapter in their lives!


Make sure to wish a happy and healthy marriage to the Steelers MVP and his new wife, Dani in the comments below!




  1. DL Swet

    July 10, 2022 at 2:25 am

    Congratulations! All Gods Blessings! Keep Well Be Safe! Let’s Go Steelers ❤️🏈⚽️❤️🖤💛❤️

  2. David Greer

    July 10, 2022 at 4:10 am

    Congratulations Mr and Mrs Watt God Bless you and may you have many Wonderful Loving years together

  3. Diane Gonzalez

    July 10, 2022 at 6:02 am

    Congrats TJ and Dani…looking forward to this year “Go Steelers”

  4. Janet

    July 10, 2022 at 6:41 am


  5. Andre Paige

    July 10, 2022 at 7:20 am

    Congrats 🍾 to TJ and Dani on there beautiful wedding 💒 day may our father blessed 😇 both families on a beautiful and blessed day 🙏🏾😇🌹❤️✌🏼

  6. Margaret Ann Tellez

    July 10, 2022 at 9:11 am

    Congratulations on your big day. May you have a lifetime of HAPPINESS.

  7. Candy Griffith

    July 10, 2022 at 9:48 am

    Best Wishes, Blessings and Congratulations to Dani and TJ from The Black & Gold Fan Club of Myrtle Beach, S.C. 🏈🖤💛

  8. Michael J Katchur

    July 10, 2022 at 10:28 am

    Congratulations. God has been so good to you two. Hopefully uou will be blessed with great athletes of your owm!

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  10. Carmen M Vazquez Beltran

    July 10, 2022 at 1:45 pm

    Congratulations to TJ and Dani best wishes on your wedding

  11. Michael Everett Seebeck

    July 11, 2022 at 8:19 am

    Congrats to both families on this wonderful occasion!


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