‘EEAAO’ Star’s Rousing Refugee Speech at the Oscars Moves Serena Williams’ Husband Alexis Ohanian As He Relates to His Own Immigrant Life With a 1-Word Message

Published 03/13/2023, 5:51 AM EDT

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The 2023 Academy Awards had numerous wholesome moments. But few come close to the acceptance speech of the “Everything Everywhere All at Once” star. The actor Ke Huy Quan’s acceptance speech after winning the Oscar is something that every immigrant who moved to America can relate to. Living a life like no one and creating a name in a global industry is a huge thing. However, no one understands this feeling better than Serena Williams’ husband, Alexis Ohanian, whose parents traveled to America in search of a better life and a brighter future.

The Reddit co-founder has always been quite open about his family history. When his father, along with his family, moved to America. So that he could have a better education and a better future. And no doubt, Ohanian made his parents proud with his latest take.

Serena Williams’ husband Alexis Ohanian appreciates Ke Huy Quan 


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The Reddit co-founder took to his Instagram account to share a story to appreciate an emotional tribute and addressed the acceptance speech as ‘Beautiful.’ He shared a TikTok video of the acceptance speech, in which the Oscar-winning actor was seen mentioning his mother to share the memorable achievement.

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The 51-year-old actor made a heartfelt announcement to his 84-year-old mother, who was watching the famous event from home. He mentioned how he just won an Oscar, with tears of joy streaming from his eyes. Further, he talked about how he started off as an immigrant in America, where his family had nothing and he is now living the American dream that he could have never imagined.


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The 39-year-old entrepreneur is definitely proud of the Vietnamese-American actor for his hard work, even after coming from a non-American background. Like Ke Huy Quan, the Reddit co-founder has always talked about the difficult time he has faced as an immigrant in America.

When Ohanian talked about his horrifying immigration stories

Being born to German immigrants, the American businessman was quite aware of all the hardships and difficulties. Not only that, but he has always spoken about various ideologies and policies related to the issue, to spread awareness and help other people.


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Notably, he also shared his mother’s problem as an immigrant. He narrated tales of how his mother was an illegal immigrate before she married his father. The fact that his mother began a new life with his father, despite the fact that she had to gain basic recognition, helped the Reddit co-founder to grow into a better person.



Pratishtha Prakash

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Pratishtha Prakash is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and Journalism from MIT ADT University, Pune. In the past, she has interned at the sports desk of The Hitavada, a regional English daily newspaper.

Edited By: Tony Thomas