With a status like that of Serena Williams, no person would skip the opportunity to go out on a romantic date with her and start a life together with a person offering charismatic energy.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion who’s had her run-in with the top professionals in the WTA Tour for nearly two decades has successfully decimated every challenge and established a winning streak uncanny to any other.
After having won every Grand Slam title the tennis world has to offer, the 41-year-old in 2015 finally met her match and had her heart won by yet another famous personality, Alexis Ohanian, the person responsible for setting up Reddit.
The duo had their unanticipated first run-in with each other in Rome when Serena was performing in a tournament and there the love story of theirs began, which at the time neither of them saw coming.
It is no surprise that the couple is head over heels in love with one another and discussing the same, Williams was featured in the Drew Barrymore talk show where she was posed with a follow-up question in connection to her feeling attracted to Alexis when they first met saying “Was there an attraction or did it grow?”
Responding to the question, Serena described her admiration for Ohanian and how she was in an awe of him saying “I mean he’s an incredibly handsome guy, so yeah, I think it was there. He was all right. In case he’s watching.”
The duo finally got married in 2017 and shortly after, gave birth to an adorable baby girl, Olympia Ohanian. Despite Serena’s marriage and settling down with Alexis, she’s had a long and spicy history of dating several notable personalities.
Celebrities Serena Williams dated before marrying Alexis Ohanian
Serena Williams unequivocally has had her fair share of run-ins with plenty of celebrities and acclaimed personalities in the past. To start, the earliest record of her getting romantically involved was in 2003 when she reportedly started dating NBA star Corey Maggette.
Later, from 2002-2003, the American was involved with NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson. Less than a year after, Williams began her relationship with the director and producer of blockbuster movies Rush Hour and X-Men: The Last Stand, Brett Ranter, a relationship which lasted from 2004-2006.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion’s next relationship was with rapper, actor, and poet, Common, which according to the duo was a rollercoaster ride and went sour due to their careers hindering them to spare time for one another. Their relationship lasted for three years, from 2007-2010.
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Finally, Serena was involved in a romantic relationship with fellow tennis professional Grigor Dimitrov, after which she ultimately found the love of her life and sealed her fate with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.