Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary on Wednesday. Ohanian gifted Serena multiple boxes of roses, among which one was heart-shaped. Serena shared the gift on her Instagram Stories.
Shilstone congratulated the pair
Mackie Shilstone, Serena's former long-time fitness trainer who also officiated the wedding, congratulated the pair for their achievement.
"Congratulations Serena and Alexis on your wedding anniversary. It was 5 years ago that I had the honor and privilege to be the Officiant of such a memorable event. I wish you both continued love, admiration, and prosperity in the future.
And, with your lovely and talented daughter Olympia. Photo courtesy of Vogue," Mackie Shilstone wrote on Instagram along a photo from the event.
According to his Tulane University biography, "Mackie Shilstone is a premier Sports Performance Manager and Career Extension Specialist, His expertise has played a pivotal role in the success and longevity of a multitude of world-class athletes and celebrities.
He has worked with more than 3,000 professional athletes and teams over the past 43 years, including for 11 years working with Serena Williams, the 2019 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Decade. Mackie designed and directed Fitness, Nutrition, Wellness, and Sports Performance programs at such medical facilities as the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, Ochsner Health Systems, East Jefferson General Hospitals’ Mackie Shilstone Fitness Principle, and Wellness programs at St.
Charles Parish Hospital."
Serena's secrets for a happy marriage
Serena Williams talked with E News about how she keeps connected with her husband. "It takes a lot of time and effort. He travels a lot. It's about having great communication and understanding.
And above all, it's all about [being] loving. That's the most important quality anytime, and it covers everything. We FaceTime a lot. We have prayer time at night. That's really special. We always do that, we try not to miss it a lot," Serena told E News during the interview.