Earlier this month, the Watt family got a little bigger as Pittsburgh Steelers star pass rusher T.J. Watt got down on one knee and proposed to longtime girlfriend Dani Rhodes.
Thankfully she said yes and now the couple is engaged. “I am the luckiest man in the world!!” Watt said in the caption of the photo he posted to Instagram.
The couple showed off the ring, but fans weren’t quite sure how much it was worth. Well, TMZ has the details and, unsurprisingly, Watt shelled out quite a bit of money for the ring.
“We’re told the ring features a 2.5-carat flawless colorless triple EX graded diamond — which is very rare — and has 18k of white gold with 1.33 carats of VVS-flawless diamonds in the band,” TMZ reported. “All total, we’re told the ring is valued at $100K!!!”
Here’s the photo of their engagement.
Rhodes becomes the latest soccer player to enter the Watt family. Just a few years ago, T.J.’s older brother J.J. Watt and star soccer player Kealia Ohai were engaged and then married last year.
As for the money spent on the ring, there will be plenty more for Watt in the near future. The star defensive end will likely become the highest-paid defensive end in the league before the 2022 season kicks off.
He’s in line for a new contract and the Steelers have plenty of cap space to make him one of the highest-paid players in the league.