Who is Serena Williams
Serena Williams is an American professional tennis player widely known for her powerful style of play and awards. Serena has won more Grand Slam singles titles than any other woman. She has also been ranked singles world No. 1 by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) consecutively.
Serena Williams’s full name is Serena Jameka Williams. She was born on September 26, 1981, in Saginaw, Michigan, the United States of America. She is 40 years old as of July 2022. Her father, Richard Dove Williams is a former American tennis coach while her mother Oracene Price is an American professional tennis coach.
Serena Williams’ parents got married in 1980 and had two daughters – Serena and Venus Williams. Unfortunately, they got divorced in 2002 as a result of domestic abuse allegations which Richard later denied. After the divorce, their mother, Oracene reverted to her maiden name “Price”.
According to reports gathered by DNB Stories Africa, Serena Williams’ mother has three daughters from her previous marriage to her late ex-husband Yusef Rasheed. The children include Yetunde Price, Lyndrea Price, and Isha Price. Her father, on the other arm, has seven other children from his previous marriage to his late ex-wife Betty Johnson and his later marriages and relationships with Lakeisha Juanita Graham and another unknown woman. Altogether, Serena Williams has 10 half-siblings and one biological sister. This includes three half-siblings from her maternal side and seven half-siblings from her paternal side.
Serena Williams’ marriage and wedding
At the time of publishing this article, Serena Williams is happily married to her husband, Alexis Ohanian. The couple met in May 2015 and later got engaged on December 10, 2016. They got married on December 16, 2017, in a Disney-themed wedding ceremony in New Orleans. The wedding had in attendance notable guests like Beyoncé, Anna Wintour, Kelly Rowland, Kim Kardashian, and many others. As of the time of writing, the union is blessed with one daughter named Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr who was born in September 2017.
List of Serena Williams’ boyfriends
Before tying the knot with her husband, Alexis Ohanian, Serena Williams has been romantically linked to a number of men. Below is a list of Serena Williams’s boyfriends and rumoured relationships. The list includes her husband, Alexis Ohanian.
- Serena Williams and Brett Ratner dated in 2004.
- Serena Williams and Common dated in 2007, according to reports.
- Serena Williams and Amar’e Stoudemire dated in 2010.
- Serena Williams and Drake dated in 2011.
- Serena Williams and Grigor Dimitrov dated in 2012.
- Serena Williams and Patrick Mouratoglou reportedly dated in 2012.
- Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian got married in 2017.
About Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian’s marriage
Serena Williams’ husband, Alexis Ohanian is an American internet entrepreneur and investor. He is well-known as the co-founder and executive chairman of the social forum, Reddit and a sports team called Angel City FC. Alexis was born on April 24, 1983, in Brooklyn, New York, United States. He is 39 years old as of July 2022.
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian met by chance on May 12, 2015, at the Cavalieri Hotel in Rome while Serena was dining with her friends. That same month, the pair had a weekend in Paris after Serena invited Alexis over to watch her play and they spent hours together walking around the city, talking and building a connection. A year later, Alexis Ohanian celebrated his 33rd birthday over a face-time call with Serena because she is reportedly a Jehovah Witness and usually doesn’t celebrate birthdays.
On December 10, 2016, Alexis Ohanian proposed to Serena Williams at the same hotel where they first met. He’d set up a romantic table for two covered in roses and popped the question. After the engagement, Alexis posted a poem on the Reddit thread. A month after their engagement, Serena Williams found out she was pregnant and on September 1, 2017, the couple welcomed their first daughter. Days after their daughter was born, the couple created a joint Instagram account dedicated to their daughter where they post cute pictures of her.
On November 16, 2017, approximately two months after giving birth to their daughter, Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian tied the knot in New Orleans, Louisiana, with notable personalities in attendance. Barely a year after their wedding, the couple got invited to the royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
About Serena Williams and Common’s relationship
Lonnie Rashid Lynn well-known as Common is an American rapper and actor. He was born on March 13, 1972, in South Side, Chicago, Illinois, the United States. He is 50 years old as of July 2022.
Details about how Serena Williams and Common met are unclear, but it is reported that they had an on and off relationship from 2007 to 2010. Serena Williams made a guest appearance in one of Common’s music videos in 2007. In April 2008, they were spotted hand-in-hand together in Miami, but when asked about their relationship, they completely denied it. The pair called it quits in 2010, but despite that, the two remained equally supportive of each other’s careers.
In an interview, Common opened up about their breakup, saying it was mutual and that Serena initiated it. He further revealed that despite the break-up, they both understand each other and he cares about her. On the other hand, Serena Williams revealed that Common’s schedule was worse than hers and he didn’t want the responsibility. However, they later reunited at a charity event in 2018 where they talked. While rumours of them getting back together circulated, Serena Williams had gotten married to her husband, Alexis Ohanian, at that time.
About Serena Williams and Drake’s relationship
Aubrey Drake Graham popularly known as Drake is a popular Canadian rapper, singer, and actor. He was born on October 24, 1986, in Toronto, Canada. He is 35 years old as of July 2022.
Serena Williams and Drake’s friendship dates back to 2011 when Drake started showing up to Serena’s tennis matches and was always seen cheering her on. That same year, he later tweeted a message out to Serena which reads:
@serenawilliams, I cannot wait to put it on you and make you sweat….during our match this weekend.
The singer also went on to mention Serena Williams’s name in one of his songs “Worst Behavior” from his 2013 album “Nothing Was The Same”. When asked in an interview about their relationship, Serena Williams described the rapper as a longtime friend and an ardent supporter. However, a month after, they were both spotted flirting at a restaurant. It was later reported that Drake has always had a huge crush on Serena and will continue to date her as long as possible.
Also, Serena felt the same way and was a big fan of Drake and his music. In 2015, Drake was spotted again at Serena’s biggest match of the year and after she was defeated in the semi-finals of the US Open, Drake was blamed for her loss and for making her lose focus. The pair called it quits that same year after it was confirmed that Serena Williams had begun dating Alexis Ohanian. It was later reported that Drake’s song “Nothings Into Somethings” is about Serena and how she quickly moved on with Alexis a few months after their relationship.
About Serena Williams and Brett Ratner’s relationship
Brett Ratner is an American film director and producer. He was born on March 28, 1968, in Miami Beach, Florida, United States. He is 54 years old as of July 2022.
Serena Williams and Brett Ratner reportedly dated from 2004 to 2006. During the time of their relationship, Brett was accused publicly by six women of being sexually inappropriate and pushy. Afterwards, old footage of him acting strange and being “pushy” with Serena Williams surfaced online. In the footage, Serena Williams was seen sitting with Brett in the stands while watching her sister, Venus play against Belgian Els Callens in the 2005 Fed Cup in Delray Beach. Serena was also seen getting mad at Brett for trying to be inappropriate with her. However, Brett Ratner completely denied the allegations and was confident that his name will be cleared when the rumour dies down so people can weigh the cause of the claims.
Serena Williams’s children
At the time of publishing this article, Serena Williams is the proud mother of one daughter named Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr who is often referred to as Olympia. Olympia was born on September 1, 2017, in the United States, and she is three years old as of July 2022. Her initials (AO) pay homage to Serena’s 2017 Australian Open win which she won while pregnant. According to reports, Olympia was delivered through an emergency cesarean section due to her heart rate dropping during labour. Serena Williams suffered a pulmonary embolism after giving birth which delayed her return to training.
About Serena Williams’ half-siblings
|31 (at the time of her death)
|Richard Williams III
|Sabrina Deville Williams
|Dylan Starr Williams
a. Venus Williams is an American professional Tennis player well known as the elder and biological sister of Serena Williams. She was born on June 17, 1980, in Cynwood, California, United States. She is 42 years old as of July 2022.
b. Yetunde Price is the oldest half-sister of Serena Williams from her mother’s side. She was born on August 9, 1972 in Saginaw, Michigan, the United States of America. Sadly, Yetunde passed away on September 14, 2003, in Compton, California, the United States of America at the age of 31. According to reports, Yetunde was murdered by Robert Edward Maxfield who was a gangster member of the Southside Crips gang. In 2016, in honor of Yetunde’s death, Serena and Venus opened a community for victims of violence and their families which was named “The Yetunde Price Resource Center”.
c. Isha Price is also Serena Williams’s half-sister from her mother’s side. She was born on February 18, 1975, in Beverly Hills, California, the United States of America. She is 47 years old as of July 2022. Isha is well-known for producing documentaries and for being a lawyer. Isha has also invested in the documentary made about her sisters, Venus and Serena, and also a documentary made about her step-father titled “King Richard”. She is happily married to Felix Fayron but the marriage has not produced any kids yet.
d. Lyndrea Price is another half-sister of Serena Williams from her mother’s side. She was born in 1978 and is 44 years old as of July 2022. Lyndrea is a web designer but has been involved in a series of other projects. She also worked in the custom and wardrobe department for movies like “Game On” and “King Richard”. Lyndrea is currently in a relationship with Vernon Imani who is an assistant at the America Campus Communities.
Through her father, Serena Williams has seven other half-siblings. They include; Richard III Williams, Ronner Williams, Reluss Williams, Chavoita Lesane, Dylan Starr Williams, Sabrina Devile Williams, and Reneeka Williams. Not much information is known about them.