Serena Williams’ Husband Alexis Ohanian Reacts After Black Panther 2 Director Ryan Coogler Revealed Harsh Truth Following Chadwick Boseman’s Death

Published 10/05/2022, 11:52 PM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 25: Professional tennis player Serena Williams and Co-Founder of Reddit Alexis Ohanian are seen leaving the HBO documentary series premiere of ‘Being Serena’ at Time Warner Center on April 25, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)

Serena Williams’ husband Alexis Ohanian is a huge fan of Hollywood movies. Often, the Reddit co-founder is spotted attending movie screenings with his wife and their five-year-old daughter, Olympia.

Additionally, he is quite active on social media and gives his honest opinions about the happenings in Hollywood. Recently, he had special words for ‘Black Panther 2‘ director, Ryan Coogler.


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Serena Williams’ husband Alexis Ohanian lauds Ryan Coogler

Ohanian took to Twitter to praise Ryan Coogler for his honest admission. He said, “Ryan is a generational talent. We’re lucky to have him creating.” 

Earlier, Coogler revealed how he went through emotional trauma following actor Chadwick Boseman’s death. The latter had lost his battle against colon cancer in 2020. Further, Coogler said that it hurt too much to think about making movies.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 18, 2021 The husband of Serena Williams of the U.S., Alexis Ohanian, is seen in the stands during her semi final match against Japan’s Naomi Osaka REUTERS/Kelly Defina

During an interview, he revealed, “I was at a point when I was like, ‘I’m walking away from this business.'” 


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Chadwick Boseman starred as King T’Challa/Black Panther in the first installment of ‘Black Panther’. However, his untimely death was a monumental loss for the franchise. The makers of ‘Black Panther 2‘ decided that they would not be recasting T’Challa. Instead, they would explore the stories of other characters.


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Serena reveals her tennis icon

The 23-time Grand Slam champion called time on her illustrious career at this year’s US Open. Her third-round defeat against Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic proved to be the final match of her professional career. Subsequently, she gave an emotional speech before bidding adieu to tennis in front of her ‘home’ fans.

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Recently, the American legend appeared in a video for Vogue, where she answered several questions on different subjects. One of the questions was regarding the player who was her tennis icon. Replying to this question, Serena Williams said, “Monica Seles.”

Seles is a former world number one and a nine-time Grand Slam singles champion. Additionally, she also won three year-end WTA Tour Championships. During her career, she represented Yugoslavia and the United States, helping the latter win a bronze medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympic games.



Vatsal Shah

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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.

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