J.J. Watt: I’m trying to find a girlfriend
J.J. Watt isn’t perfect at everything in life after all.
According to the all-world Houston Texans defensive end, he’s having a little trouble in the relationship department.
While Watt is famously known for spending all this time and energy on football, he says that’s not the case.
In a new interview with NFL.com, Watt says he’s putting in the effort to find a girlfriend, but that he’s just come up empty.
"People [I know] think that I’ve never dated before, or whatever," Watt says. "But I’m trying. I’m trying. I’m just unsuccessful. My schedule’s so crazy and life’s so busy, it just hasn’t worked."
Yes, the man who signed a $100 million contract and looks like this has struggled at finding Ms. Right.
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In all seriousness, Watt does explain in the piece that it’s difficult to get a read on people’s intentions given his status as one of the best players in the NFL.
"That’s why it’s so difficult," Watt said. "You don’t know who wants you for you, who wants you for the money, who wants you for the fame. You have no idea. And how would you know? There’s no way. So that’s why you try and rely on family and friends. And then you talk about celebrities with other celebrities . . . someone who’s in a similar situation, so you know that they already have money and fame.
"But you can’t think about love on paper like that. If you’re thinking like that — ‘Does this person want me for me?’ — then you’re gonna have a hell of a hard time falling in love, ’cause you’re constantly thinking about what they look like on paper. Trust me, it’s a lot more difficult than I wish it was — but I’m sure hoping to find the right one."
Unfortunately for Watt, one lady who could’ve been the one, just got married.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) July 14, 2015
However, Instagram model Lindsey Pelas recently made a plea to Watt.
UPDATE (Thurs. 5:05 p.m. ET): Just in case anyone envisioned a lonely, depressed Watt plowing a quart of ice cream at night to ease any romantic pain, the Texans star offered this tweet Thursday:
This is news? I'm 26 & single. It's not exactly the end of the world, I'm doing alright. https://t.co/BComsoQ5xF
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) September 17, 2015