On a Facebook post, Serena Williams revealed she did not celebrate the Valentine's Day with her wife Alexis Ohanian. The American player does not celebrate birthdays either as she is Jehovah's follower. "I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day so it was nice to have a girls day.
Having Alexis be so supportive and understand is one of a kind. I’m so fortunate for him to get it and respect my beliefs", wrote Serena posting a photo. On a column for Glamour Living, Ohanian, a well-known businessman, wrote: "I credit my parents with a lot of what I’ve learned about partnership and relationships.
My father, who’s Armenian, and my mother, who came from what was then West Germany, met in Ireland and spent a whirlwind two weeks together. Even though my dad didn’t speak any German and my mom spoke only basic English, they fell in love.
She followed my father to America and worked as an au pair, ultimately overstaying her visa and actually living in the U.S. undocumented for a while until they got married. My mom had to hit reset on her whole life. In Germany, she was almost credentialed to be a pharmacist.
Here in the U.S., she had to start over and get her GED while working a ton of service and restaurant jobs. Then she opted to work nights as a pharmacy technician—not a pharmacist—just so she’d be able to be around when I came home from school. Meanwhile, my father logged long hours to put food on the table and give us the best life he possibly could."