Serena Williams is one of the most successful tennis players of all time, with 23 Grand Slam singles titles to her name. But there’s more to her than just her incredible athletic achievements. She’s also a savvy businesswoman and a devoted mother to her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. It’s no wonder that her husband, entrepreneur, and Angel City FC lead investor Alexis Ohanian, can’t help but rave about her.
In an interview with E!, Ohanian spoke about how much he admires his wife’s dedication and drive. He acknowledges that Williams is always at the top of her game, whether she’s on the court or working on her fashion line, and he’s proud to be her partner. But it’s not just her success that makes their marriage so special. Ohanian considers their relationship to be a total ace because of the love, respect, and partnership they share.
As the father of a young daughter, Ohanian is also mindful of the example he sets for her. He recently revealed that former President Barack Obama gave him some valuable advice on being a girl dad.
What advice did Obama give Alexis Ohanian?
Obama told Alexis Ohanian that the way he treats his wife will have a lasting impact on his daughter’s expectations of men. Every time he shows love and respect to Williams, he’s modeling healthy relationship behavior for his daughter.
“The man you are to your wife is man that your daughter is going to see and come to expect. So, remember every time you’re with your wife, you are role-modeling that behavior not just for your daughter but for whoever she’s going to get to know in her later life,” said the former President.
Mama & Papa love this parenting-thing, so we’re back at it 😁 and @olympiaohanian is gonna be the best Big Sister—she’s been asking & praying for this for a minute. #MetGala pic.twitter.com/Ycv9FBtV61
— Alexis Ohanian 🧠 (@alexisohanian) May 2, 2023
Ohanian takes this responsibility seriously, and it shows in the way he talks about Serena Williams. He’s always quick to praise her accomplishments, but he’s just as quick to recognize the hard work and dedication that goes into them. He’s also a hands-on dad who is involved in every aspect of his daughter’s life, from changing diapers to attending tennis matches.
Of course, it’s not always easy to balance a successful career, a happy marriage, and parenthood. Ohanian admits that there are challenges, but he believes that the key to their success is communication and teamwork. He and Williams are both busy people with demanding schedules, but they always make time for each other and prioritize their relationship.
Long-term mindset: Parenting requires you to plan for the future and make decisions that will benefit your children in the long run. Similarly, in business, successful leaders think strategically and make decisions that should be “long-term greedy.”
— Alexis Ohanian 🧠 (@alexisohanian) May 5, 2023
Ultimately, Ohanian’s admiration for his wife and dedication to his daughter is an inspiration to us all. He’s a great example of what it means to be a supportive partner and a loving parent, and his commitment to his family is something we can all strive for. Whether you’re a girl dad like Ohanian or simply someone who wants to build strong, healthy relationships, there’s a lot we can learn from this power couple.