Alexis Ohanian Has No Problem Being Known As Serena Williams’ Husband
Famous internet entrepreneur and investor Alexis Ohanian is perfectly fine being referred to as ‘Serena Williams’ husband.’ Serena Williams is considered by many to be one of the greatest athletes alive. She has won more than 20 Grand Slam singles titles and doesn’t seem to have any plans on retiring from tennis anytime soon. In 2017 Serena Williams married Alexis Ohanian, who is the co-founder and executive chairman of the popular website Reddit. Even though Alexis Ohanian is very successful in his own career field, the 37-year-old recently shared that he’s okay that some people still know him as Serena Williams’ husband.
A fan tweeted at Alexis and said,
“I love how you don’t mind that they call you Serena Williams’ husband.”
Alexis responded and shared that no matter how successful he becomes in life he’ll always be okay with people knowing him because of who his wife is. He tweeted,
“I’ll be a self-made billionaire one day and most people will still know me as Serena’s husband (or Olympia’s dad) and that’s fine by me.”
Alexis and Serena have a 3-year-old daughter named Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. together.
Alexis shared the Twitter conversation to his Instagram account and added in the caption that he’s really hoping to be known as ‘Olympia’s papa’ someday.
This isn’t the first time that Alexis Ohanian has defended his wife online before. As previously reported, he called out Ion Tiriac for making ill remarks about Serena Williams earlier this year. Ion Tiriac, who is a former professional tennis player, said that Serena should retire from tennis because she’s too old to play. He said,
“Serena was a sensational player. If she had a little decency, she would retire! From all points of view. At this age and the weight she is now, she does not move as easily as she did 15 years ago.”
Alexis responded to his comments on Twitter and called him a “racist/sexist clown.”
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