J.J. Watt & Kate Hudson: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know


Kate Hudson, J.J. Watt


Rumor has it that J.J Watt and Kate Hudson may be dating. A series of snapchat videos from April 11 shows actress Hudson out with Houston Texans star defensive player, J.J. Watt. Though Watt is known to be especially quiet about his personal relationships, he did mention the word “date” on one of the videos.

Hudson, on the other hand, is known for a few past failed relationships, including a divorce. Though this is only the beginning, it could prove to be the relationship of the year in the sports world, where Watt is arguably the best defensive player in the NFL.

Here’s what you need to know now:

1. Hudson Got the Rumor Mill Going With a Series of Snapchat Videos Monday Night

In the snaps from April 11, Hudson attempts to use a Snapchat filter to put stars over each other’s heads. On one photo, Hudson captioned, “JJ don’t get no stars…? This is not right! Snapchat…give him some stars!” In the first three videos, the stars only hang above Hudson’s head, to which Watt replies, “Apparently the stars belong to the hottest person on the date.” Hudson filmed the snaps while on what appears to be a romantic dinner date with Watt.

2. Watt Posted a ‘Date Snap’ on Saturday Night

It’s not known exactly how long the duo have known each other, or when their first date may have been. However, TMZ reported that on Saturday Watt posted a snap of what looks to be the perfect date…two wine glasses, roses, and cookies. However, Watt never said what the picture was about or who it involved.

3. Watt Has Never Been Married, While Hudson Is Divorced With 2 Sons

Hudson, 36, was married to the lead singer of the Black Crowes from December 2000 until they divorced in 2007. The couple has one son together, Ryder Russell Robinson. She was also engaged to Matthew Bellamy, of the band Muse, but the couple broke up in 2014. They also have a son together, Bingham Hawn Bellamy.

Watt, 27, has never been married and has no children. In an interview with NFL.com, the star defensive player said, “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.” When asked if he gets lonely, Watt replied:

Trust me, I would love to have a wife and kids. I would very much enjoy that. But I also know that you have to be in the right place to do that. You have to find the right situation, and you have to be in that right mindset where you can give everything you have to that. Because whatever I do, I want to be the best at. I want to be the best husband. I want to be the best father. And I need to make sure that I have figured out the proper balance in my life so that I can give the proper time and energy that’s needed for that situation.

4. He Grew Up in the Suburbs of Wisconsin & Hudson Hails From Hollywood

Watt grew up in the small city of Pewaukee, Wisconsin. He still visits home during his off-time, and is well respected within the community he grew up in. Watt’s high-school football coach, Clay Iverson, told Madison.com, “Obviously when he comes in it creates a stir, but J.J. hasn’t forgotten where he came from. It’s not, ‘Oh my gosh, here comes a superstar.’ It’s ‘Here comes a guy we’re really, really proud of.’ ”

Hudson was born on April 19, 1979, in Los Angeles, California. She’s the daughter of a 1970’s television comedian, Bill Hudson, and actress-producer Goldie Hawn. She landed her first acting gig in 1996, with a guest spot on the TV drama Part of Five.

5. They Both Have a History of Volunteering

Though they may not seem to have much in common as of yet, they both have a history of volunteering. In January 2015, Hudson, along with son Ryder, volunteered at a hearing aid charity event in Mexico. On an Instagram post, Hudson wrote, “Seeing the smiles of people hearing clearly for the first time has been an amazing and spirited experience. Thank u for allowing us to be apart of this mission #Starkey #StarkeyCares #SoTheWorldMayHear.”

Watt is no stranger to volunteering himself, and even has a charity in his name, Justin J. Watt Foundation. The company’s website states, “Our mission is to provide after-school opportunities for middle-school aged children in the community to become involved in athletics, so that they may learn the character traits of accountability, teamwork, leadership, work ethic, and perseverance, while in a safe and supervised environment with their peers.” In the “About” section of the charity site, Watt says, “I hope to make you proud of me on the field as well as off the field by helping the kids in the community have the same opportunities that were afforded to me.”

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