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‘Having a Child With Her Is a Cheat Code’- Serena Williams’ Husband Alexis Ohanian’s Frank Revelation About Barack Obama’s Solid Advice Over Daughter Olympia

Published 04/02/2023, 8:53 AM EDT

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Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is known for setting high standards for husbands and fathers with his social media posts. While Ohanian has confessed multiple times that he really enjoys being married to the gorgeous WTA legend Serena Williams and fathering their 5-year-old daughter- Olympia, Alexis did not master being a dad in one go. As he confesses, he believes in a constant reminder to improve himself every day. In his journey as a dad, Ohanian has also received words of wisdom from great men including former US President Barack Obama. Talking to E-news, Ohanian recently spilled the beans on this golden advice.

Obama’s personal advice to Ohanian sheds light on the importance of setting a positive example for young girls and how fathers can play a pivotal role in shaping their daughters’ expectations in relationships. Being a father is a full-time job and Alexis has really ‘understood the assignment’, it seems. From his relationship with his wife and daughter, it is evident that he has indeed taken Obama’s advice to the heart, and is working on it.

Serena Williams seems like one lucky woman!

Beyond his role as a successful entrepreneur and husband to one of the greatest athletes of all time, Ohanian loves his job as a father to Olympia. In an interview with E-News, he talks about how it feels to have a child with Serena, “Obviously, having a child with her is a cheat code, because you really understand the opportunity you have to speak all of that into someone who you want nothing more than the best for.”

He also revealed the dad-vice he received from none other than Barack Obama during a conversation about fatherhood. “The man you are to your wife is the man that your daughter is going to see and come to expect,” Ohanian quoted Obama as saying. “So, remember every time you’re with your wife, you are role-modeling that behavior not just for your daughter but for whoever she’s going to get to know in her later life.”

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Obama himself is another role model for fathers and husbands alike. He shares a loving relationship with his daughters Malia and Sasha, and has always been open about being in absolute awe of the three most important women in his life- his wife and daughters.

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This advice is particularly significant in light of the ongoing discussion surrounding gender roles and expectations. As society continues to evolve and challenge traditional gender norms, fathers need to take an active role in shaping their daughters’ perceptions of what healthy, respectful relationships look like. Ohanian, who has been married to Williams since 2017, has been open about his commitment to being a present and supportive partner and father.

Ohanian’s stance on what a father should choose- family or work?

Ohanian for one has always been an active advocate of Paternity Leaves. After the birth of his daughter Olympia, Ohanian decided to step down and take the paternity leave he needed. Shattering stereotypes, he revealed how it did not affect his career at all.

“I took my full 16 weeks of #PaternityLeave and I’m still ambitious AF and (clearly) care about my career. Talk to your bosses and tell them I sent you,” said Alexis in an Instagram post featuring an adorable dad-daughter picture of himself with little Olympia.

In fact, Ohanian is very clear in his opinions about how a father should never have to choose between his family and his job. What do you think about Ohanian’s life as a dad?

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Annesha Banerjee


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Annesha Banerjee is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s in English. Her love for tennis and other sports is influenced by her mother, who was a remarkable athlete back in the day.
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