When Serena Williams announced that she was engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, many people noticed that the acclaimed black woman as the greatest athlete of all time was crushing herself with a white man.
However, what remained important for Williams, who has a daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr with Alexis Sr., is that her husband is kind, humorous and loving.
” In the end, I wanted to be with someone who treated me well, someone who could laugh with me and someone who understood my life and someone who loved me,” said the athlete. New York Times Friday, April 27.
“I ‘m sure there are other people out there [pauses and laughs]. But Alexis is the one I connected with, and I could not have done otherwise. “
The two met in Rome, Italy in May 2015. Williams, who was lounging by a pool, had first told him that there were rats to make him leave alone with his friends , according to confidences made to Vanity Fair magazine in June 2017. As he refused to leave, they invited him to their table.
Although the 23-time Grand Slam champion has definitively recognized their differences – her father Richard Williams’ 2014 memoir focusing on racism – she says she would not change anything.
“Literally, all I say to Alexis is,” Well, you know, there’s such a difference between whites and blacks. He always hears about the injustices that occur; it would not happen if I was white, “she said. ” It’s interesting. I never thought I would have married a white man either, so it shows that love really has no color, and it really shows me the importance of what love is. And my father absolutely loves Alexis. ”
In response, people online have said that the star of tennis does not need to explain his choice to anyone.
Yet one person was unhappy with Serena Williams, “you are a shame for the black race. “ Has he wrote.