Even professional athletes have major celebrity crushes, and Houston Texans defensive end, JJ Watt, got lucky enough to meet his, the one and only, Jennifer Aniston, on July 13 — and he totally freaked out!
JJ Watt, 26, is one lucky guy! The pro football player got to take a picture with Jennifer Aniston, 46, and while that would be a pretty cool moment for anyone, it was even more thrilling for him…because she’s been his celebrity crush for YEARS! Find out what he had to say about their ‘incredible’ meeting.
In a cute photo posted to the NFL star’s Twitter, he absolutely towers over the actress, but it’s clear he just can’t keep that smile off his face! “I’m not even going to try to pretend like I acted cool when this happened,” he captioned the pic, adding the hashtag #LifeMade.
Interestingly, the pair share the same talent agency, and were both at the office on Monday. JJ said that when employees asked him if they could do anything for him, he told them about his “lifelong goal” to meet Jen, and since she just so happened to be in the building, it was the perfect opportunity.
“It was incredible,” he gushed to the Associated Press. “She was very sweet. I shook her hand instead of hugging her. Then I left the room without proposing. It was a complete disaster.” Of course, Jen is happily engaged to Justin Theroux, so that specific dream probably wouldn’t have come true, but JJ added, “I can still joke about it!”
And Jennifer did not disappoint during the meeting: “She kept it cool,” JJ gushed. “I’m thankful for how cool she was. I was absolutely the farthest from cool you could absolutely be.” Hey, at least he was able to get it together for the photo op, right?! Could that pic BE any cuter?
HollywoodLifers, what do you think about JJ’s reaction to meeting Jennifer?
— Alyssa Norwin