Serena Williams’ Husband Pens Down a Heartfelt Note for Saddening Demise of a Family Member

Published 12/15/2023, 12:06 AM EST

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Alexis Ohanian, the husband of tennis icon Serena Williams recently dealt with a heavy blow. The co-founder of Reddit and an entrepreneur recently parted ways with a man who held so much importance in his life, his grandfather. Not only was he an inspirational figure for them but his journey through all the difficulties that he faced was extraordinary.

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Taking to Twitter, Alexis Ohanian shared a heartfelt message where he shared the journey of his grandfather of how someone who survived the toughest times helped so much in his upbringing. Not only this, he also revealed how he was an ever-loving and caring man.

Serena Williams’ husband pays tribute to deceased grandfather

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In a recent revelation, Alexis Ohanian shared heartfelt words about his late grandpa, John Ohanian. John lived 101 amazing years, overcoming tough times after being born in the aftermath of a tough period called the Armenian Genocide. His parents survived that tough time and taught him the value of being strong and sticking together as a family, something that stayed with him his whole life.

John was from a generation that faced many challenges, like the Great Depression and World War II. He served in the army during the war and later became a lawyer, fighting for lots of different people. “We laid my Grandfather, John Ohanian, to rest yesterday. “Great Grandpa” (to Olympia & Adira) was a man whose journey of 101 years (one month away from 102!) was a testament to resilience, dedication, and the enduring power of family,” wrote Alexis Ohanian while sharing his message.

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Alexis remembered a special moment when he brought his grandpa onto Reddit for a chat. Even though John wasn’t sure if people would care, the conversation became super popular. John loved sharing his stories, feeling like he was just chatting with his grandson.

Alexis admires his grandpa’s strength and the way his tough journey opened up better opportunities for their family. John’s life made a lasting impact across generations of Ohanians.

The love that his grandfather had for Olympia was worth noticing. Despite living far away from Olympia, he never missed a chance to surprise her whenever he visited Alexis. Earlier this year, Alexis took to Twitter to share his childhood memories and how his grandfather was carrying it for Olympia.

Alexis Ohanian shares how his grandfather carried his precious childhood memories to Olympia

In a tweet shared by him earlier this year, Alexis revealed that his grandfather is coming to meet him. What took him by surprise was he had a small gift in the line for Olympia. The gift had nothing some comic books that Alexis used to read as a child. In the tweet, he went ahead to add that he was hoping Calvin and Hobbes would hold up for Olympia.

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“Grandpa is bringing a bunch of my favorite childhood books down to Florida. I can’t wait. I’m hoping C&H holds up for @OlympiaOhanian,” wrote Alexis Ohanian in his tweet.

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Thus, their grandfather left a great void for them. After years of being with them and supporting them in every aspect, it was time for him to finally part ways and lay his body to rest.

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