Who was serena williams dating in 2016
But while her training regimen and vacations and fashion projects have been on display for all the world to see, she really sneaked the whole falling-in-love milestone right under everyone's nose, only indicating how serious her relationship with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian had become when she announced her engagement in December. Williams gave birth to a baby girl Friday, just as Venus' third-round match at the U. "I have this thing where I've been checking my status and taking pictures every week to see how far along I'm getting.
(She shared via Reddit, reminiscent of how Miranda Kerr made her engagement to Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel public via his platform, complete with personalized bitmoji.)When the Australian Open got underway in January, Williams told reporters that she was trying not to think too much about being engaged."It's almost a little unreal right now," she said, "because I haven't taken it in. I've been so good about it, but this was the one time it slipped."And even though her fiancé helped create a site where oversharing and posting every little thought and theory that comes to mind is the norm, he appears to be on Williams' wavelength when it comes to keeping his own personal life super private—which is usually something you want to do when you're young and worth millions of dollars, and everyone wants a piece of you.
The entrepreneur and angel investor has been a prominent philanthropist and is politically engaged, particularly as an outspoken advocate for net neutrality, but his public dating history is two-people-long, including Williams.
Which, in this day and age, when every woman a guy's spotted with (and vice versa) earns her a slot in the maybe-they-dated timeline, is remarkable.
If you happened to meet me during that time, you probably wouldn't have known it."He told recently, "For both of us, we learned at a young age the pain of loss, and I think for both of us, this helped make us who we are."Alexis and Serena are also said to complement each other—him being the more calm of the two, while she's the one who gets more outwardly fired up—in the areas where they don't align."He's extremely smart but not a know-it-all.
Their official first date was a ripped-from-a-rom-com day of strolling around Paris when he accepted her invitation to see her play at the French Open later that month.
No bad-luck-charm alert there—Williams won the whole tournament.
Serena Williams has been in the spotlight since she was 16 years old. I don't want to get too happy because I want to stay focused."Call Williams surprised when she found out she was pregnant right before Australia, too—another life-altering event (she took six home pregnancy tests, just to be sure) that, like her engagement, didn't prevent her from winning the championship at what would be her last tournament until after the baby arrived. Words can't describe," Venus told ESPN before taking the court, where she handily dispatched her opponent in straight sets.
The tennis champion, who has dominated her sport for the better part of two decades, came of age in the public eye, going from teen phenom with a head full of beads giggling on the court alongside her sister Venus Williamsto style taste-maker, businesswoman and record-smashing winner of 23 Grand Slam singles titles. She's said she plans to be back in action by the 2018 Australian Open, but we shall see now that her daughter has arrived. Meanwhile, though Serena got the news in January, we didn't find out that she was pregnant until April when she posted a baby bump pic—but the fact that she almost immediately deleted it indicated that she may not have been ready to share the news when she did."On social media you press the wrong button and…30 minutes later I missed four calls and I'm like, 'That's weird,'" Williams admitted to having a slippery Snapchat thumb.