Serena Williams had been making headlines since she began her tennis career. Not only is she a top-ranked athlete, but she is also a fashion and media mogul worth millions. The tennis icon has seen her fair share of ups and downs but the biggest shock for fans came when she announced a surprise pregnancy and then married the co-founder of Reddit.
They might seem like total opposites, but when you dive deeper into the romance between Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian it’s both unique and inspiring. Only true love would make the co-founder of Reddit rent four billboards to declare his love, right?
It Was Not Love At First Sight
On the day Serena Williams met Alexis Ohanian in 2015, her friends were actually trying to get him away from her. The group was having breakfast together when Ohanian sat down next to Williams even though there were plenty other seats available.
William’s friends told Ohanian there were rats where he was sitting. He responded, “Is there really a rat here? I’m from Brooklyn, I see rats all the time.” The nonchalant answer intrigued Williams, who invited her new friend to come and sit with her old friends. And just like that, their relationship began.