Alexis Ohanian Says He Doesn’t Mind Labeled Serena Williams’ Husband Despite Being a Self-Made Billionaire

Published 04/22/2021, 3:30 PM EDT


Millionaire investor and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian has revealed that he doesn’t mind being labeled as Serena Williams’ husband.

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To a comment from an Instagram follower on how she loves the manner in which he laughs off or deflects insinuations that he is the husband of a celebrity wife, Ohanian said that he has even been called “Olympia’s dad” but he doesn’t mind it either.

Alexis Ohanian says he also doesn’t mind being called Olympia’s dad

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The Instagram user named Matte wrote, “I love how you don’t mind that they call you Serena Williams’s husband.”

Ohanian responded by saying he is hoping to break a billion in personal wealth soon and if his detractors still don’t see it as an accomplishment to rival his wife’s, so be it.

“I’ll be a self-made billionaire one day and most people would still know me as Serena’s husband (or Olympia’s dad) and that’s fine by me,” Ohanian replied.

A doting hubby and father, Ohanian couldn’t care less what his detractors, trolls and online busybodies think of him.

It could be said without any reasonable doubt that barring the elder Williams, Venus and Olympia, her husband is the biggest cheerleader that Serena can turn to in the stands.

Barring sister Venus Williams and daughter Olympia, Alexis Ohanian is Serena Williams’s Biggest Cheerleader

From sharing her joy to partaking of her disappointment, Ohanian has been his wife’s biggest fan.

The same evident at this year’s Australian Open as the entrepreneur cut a sullen and grumpy face as the 23-time Grand Slam champion slumped to a straight-set loss to Naomi Osaka in the semi-final.

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Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, Serena Williams of the U.S. coach Patrick Mouratoglou and husband Alexis Ohanian reacts during her quarter final match against Romania’s Simona Halep REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Taking time out of his busy schedule, Ohanian makes it a point to attend Serena’s matches and is often seen cradling their three-year-old and cheering her on from the stands.

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Despite managing busy worlds, with one consuming air miles to play tournaments and the other to sign off on deals, the two always seem to find enough time for each other and their bundle of joy.

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Priyabrata Chowdhury is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. He has been a print journalist for a decade, producing news pages for leading national dailies such as the Hindustan Times and The New Indian Express. His passion for sports eventually drove him to tennis writing.

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