‘Tried Buying Him a Tesla’- Serena Williams’ Husband Alexis Ohanian’s Father Outrightly Rejects Elon Musk’s Brand

Published 04/15/2022, 2:48 PM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 06: Co-Founder and Executive Chair of Reddit, and Partner at Y Combinator, Alexis Ohanian speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2015 – Day 3 at The Manhattan Center on May 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for TechCrunch)

Serena Williams is married to Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit who is truly a family man. Fans often are treated to snippets of his time with his superstar wife and their adorable toddler Olympia Ohanian. But recently, he opened up about another member of his family- his father.

Alexis Ohanian shows how simple his father is

Alexis Ohanian often speaks about his parents Chris and Anke Ohanian as well. Chris’ father and Alexis’ paternal grandfather came to the US after the Armenian Genocide, and Alexis’s Instagram bio proudly proclaims that he is the son of an undocumented immigrant.

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Recently, Alexis shared an anecdote about his father. He recalled a time when he wanted to buy a Tesla for his father. Tesla, the automotive company founded by Elon Musk is known for its modern designs and features. But, turns out that the senior Ohanian wasn’t interested in buying a Tesla car, as it was too “futuristic” for him.

In the picture tweeted by Ohanian, the two of them are seen standing in front of a Mustang instead! This indicates that Ohanian’s father is poles apart from him who calls himself an ‘internet entrepreneur’ and is into all modern avenues of income and revenue, like cryptocurrencies.

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Ohanian’s support for his wife

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It’s not just his father that the co-founder of Reddit supports! He also supports his wife, in any given opportunity, wholeheartedly and with enthusiasm. He is often seen in the stands, while Serena Williams is playing, and is one of her loudest supporters. We might see him back in this role, given that Serena Williams has hinted at a comeback at Wimbledon.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 14, 2021. The husband of Serena Williams, Alexis Ohanian and her coach Patrick Mouratoglou react during her fourth round match against Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Serena Williams hinted at her comeback on a show with Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers. Serena has been on the sidelines since last year’s Wimbledon after suffering a hamstring injury in her tournament opener.

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Watch This Story: Endearing moments of Serena Williams with daughter Olympia

With age not on her side, it remains to be seen how Serena fares once she returns to the tour.

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Rishma Banerjee

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Rishma Banerjee is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having done her masters in Political Science with International Relations from Jadavpur University, Rishma's outlet from the hustle-bustle of academics has always been sports, especially Tennis. A die-hard fan of Rafael Nadal, she admires his grit, determination and dedication towards always being better. When not writing content for firms dealing with fintech to social media marketing to sports, she finds herself in journals and books dealing with geopolitics and strategic studies or scrolling endlessly through Tumblr!

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