Deshaun Watson’s relationship with longtime girlfriend Jilly Anais is going strong amid allegations of sexual misconduct from 22 women in ongoing civil lawsuits against the NFL quarterback.
After briefly stepping away from social media, the model and singer, 25, sent a strong statement about the couple’s relationship status on Monday — implying to her near 3-million Instagram followers that she’s sticking by Watson’s side through the legal situation.
In a series of new photos from a weekend getaway with friends, Anais is pictured raising two middle fingers and a mean mug to the camera. Meanwhile, the Houston Texans quarterback, also in the photo, looked away from the camera as he hugged his girlfriend from behind while on a jet ski.
Anais captioned the post, writing, “No service inside the mountains, no reaching me..”
Watson has been with Anais for years, following her tumultuous split from Spurs point guard Dejounte Murray in 2018.
Watson threw Anais a rose-filled, surprise party for her 25th birthday in January, with her closest friends and family.
The social media post also marked the first time Anais has seemingly reacted to the disturbing news surrounding Watson. Before that, she limited the comments on her Instagram and did not share a statement or any posts with Watson amid the civil suits.
Since publicly denying the first sexual assault allegation that emerged in March, Watson has only spoken out through his lawyer, Rusty Hardin, who has denied any and all accusations.
On Monday, Watson formally shot back at his 22 accusers calling the accusations a “money grab” scheme in his overall response to the civil cases.
Hardin, who spoke on behalf of his client, maintained Watson’s innocence and claimed all 22 of his accusers are lying about allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment.
Watson has not been charged criminally and the NFL opened an investigation into Watson’s conduct on March 18.
Nike suspended its contract with Watson on April 7 — one day after two of the accusers gave public statements describing their allegations.
Watson’s deal with Apple’s Beats By Dre reportedly will not be renewed.