Derrick Deshaun Watson is an American football quarterback for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. He started his football career by playing college football at Clemson. There, he led the team to a national championship in 2016. Deshaun Watson’s girlfriend Jilly Anais has been alongside him for all the ups and downs.
In the 2017 NFL Draft, he was selected in the first round by the Houston Texans. Over the years, the couple has had a couple of challenges. The biggest came when Deshaun went through allegations of sexual misconduct from 22 women in civil lawsuits.
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Who Is Deshaun Watson’s Girlfriend Jilly Anais?
Speaking about his girlfriend, Jilly is an upcoming American actress, singer, and model. She took to onstage acting, singing, and acting, at the early age of two years. As a toddler, Anais started practicing as a ballerina, performing in numerous events for the next three years.
At the time, she also developed a passion for the performing arts. She registered herself as a member of the Ensemble Theater and performed as a lead artist in several plays until 13 years of age. Jilly then attended the Premier High School where she continued to perform on stage as a member of the school’s drama club.
Even from her childhood years, Anais started grooming herself for an upcoming professional career in the show business. Born in Houston, Texas, Deshaun Watson’s girlfriend spent her early years in the city.
As a child, she was a vivacious and energetic girl. She took part in sports, namely soccer, basketball, and volleyball during her school and college years. On several occasions, she captained starting lineups.
In 2009, when she was only 13, she signed a contract with the Page Parkes Modeling and Acting Agency. She instantly got featured in commercials for Dance Spirits and Dance Academy, Sports Authority, Sakowitz Furs, and Academy.
In 2010-2011, she was the winner of Miss Teen Houston in her modeling debut for the top spot in the beauty contest. As Miss Teen Houston, Jilly focused on community service. She talked with youngsters about the significance of cherishing ambitions.
In 2014 Anais moved to Los Angeles to further grow her celebrity career. There, she took additional acting lessons in multiple schools to improve her rendition skills.
In February 2015, she released her debut single, The Juice. The single was part of her first EP of the same name. The EP contained several tracks, including Lucky Girl, Tough Love, 9 Lives, and Danza.
Watson’s Sexual Assault Allegations
Jilly Anais has stayed alongside her husband through the ups and downs. In March 2021, sexual assault allegations began surfacing about her husband. On March 16, a massage therapist from Houston, Texas, filed a civil lawsuit against Watson. She claimed he touched her with the tip of his erect penis while asking for sex during a visit to her home for treatment one year before.
The NFL star immediately responded, saying, “I have never treated any woman with anything other than the utmost respect”.
The lawsuit stated that the massage therapist immediately ended the session and began crying after the incident. The lawsuit also states that two more NFL players contacted the massage therapist on Watson’s recommendations for a massage.
The next day, another massage therapist claimed that Watson had met her at The Houstonian Hotel in August 2020. Completely undressed, he refused to cover up and directed her to massage his anus and penis. The lawsuit also claimed he made a movement that caused her to touch his penis. And he paid her only half the amount of what she charged him.
Civil suits began piling up, reaching a total of 22 women that filed complaints against the NFL player. At the same time, 18 professional massage therapists have come out in support of the quarterback’s character. They said the allegations contradict their experience with Watson.
Anais Responds To Affair Allegations
In April 2021, Watson’s longtime girlfriend Jilly Anais decided to address the allegations. Their relationship continued going strong, despite the allegations of sexual misconduct.
The model and singer had previously step away from social media. But in April 2021, the Instagram celebrity sent a strong statement about their relationship status. She announced to her 3 million Instagram followers that she is sticking by his side through the legal situation.
And then in a series of new photos from a weekend getaway with friends, she poses raising two middle fingers and a mean mug to the camera. Her husband, the Houston Texans quarterback, looked away from the camera as he hugged her.
The singer captioned the post, writing, “No service inside the mountains, no reaching me”. The postmarked the first time she reacted to the disturbing news surrounding her boyfriend. Before that, she has limited the comments on her Instagram and did not share a statement.
Since publicly denying the sexual assault allegations in March, Watson has only spoken out through his lawyer, Rusty Hardin. Hardin maintained his client’s innocence and claimed all 22 of the accusers are lying.
At the same time, Nike suspended its contract with Watson on April 7, one day after two of the women gave public statements. The NFL opened an investigation into his conduct on March 18.
Watson Makes A Public Appearance With His Girlfriend
Following all the drama, in June 2021, Deshaun made a public appearance with Jilly Anais. Apparently, he still has a girlfriend.
But his future is very much in limbo. The controversial quarterback has remained silent since the allegations first broke out.
His future remains more unclear than ever. But at least his love life and romantic relationship remain the same.
The celebrity couple appeared at a wedding together. And they tried to shut down the rumors about a possible breakup amid the sexual misconduct allegations.
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