Serena Williams is considered one of the best professional tennis players in the world. However, in August 2022, the Michigan native announced her plans to retire after competing in the U.S. Tennis Open to spend more time with her spouse. In this article, let’s see who he is.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Alex Ohanian is the child of an Armenian-American father whose family fled the Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman Turks during WW1, and his mother is German.
He earned his fortune as a technology entrepreneur and investor on multiple online social media websites, including Reddit.
Alex Ohanian is the co-founder of Reddit and formerly served on the company as the executive chairman. He created Reddit with his college roommate Steve Huffman and later Aaron Swartz in 2005.
Moreover, he co-founded Initialized Capital, a venture capital firm that owns travel organizing websites like Hipmunk. In June 2020, he left the firm to start another venture capital company called “776.”
Serena Williams first met the Reddit co-founder in May 2015 at the Cavalieri Hotel in Rome while she was giving an interview for Vanity Fair. While the tennis star was eating breakfast with friends one morning, her future husband sat down at an adjacent table.
“This big guy comes and he just plops down at the table next to us, and I’m like, ‘Huh! All these tables and he’s sitting here,” Serena Williams recalled.
In a playful effort to get him to leave the table, she told Alex Ohanian that a rat was under his table, but even that could not get him to move. Eventually, the pair struck open a conversation, and Serena Williams invited him to attend her upcoming match.
After watching Serena Williams compete in the Italian Open, she invited Alex Ohanian to another match in Paris. While in the city, they went on a six-hour date by walking around the French capital.
In December 2016, Alex Ohanian proposed to Serena Williams in the same spot they fell in love – the Cavalieri Hotel in Rome and tied the knot in sequentially, November 2017. The couple currently resides in Florida with their daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.
“In the last year, Alexis Ohanian and I have been trying to have another child, and we recently got some information from my doctor that put my mind at ease and made me feel that whenever we’re ready, we can add to our family. I definitely don’t want to be pregnant again as an athlete. I need to be two feet into tennis or two feet out,” Serena Williams wrote in Vogue Magazine.
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