Serena Williams recalls the moment she met Alexis Ohanian: “He sat at my table…”


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Serena Williams recalls the moment she met Alexis Ohanian: “He sat at my table…”

Serena Williams described the moment she met her husband, Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit, after the two soulmates took a short “road trip”, driving circles around their home. Serena and Alexis met for the first time in 2015 at the Cavalieri Hotel, Rome.

Williams was getting ready for the opening match of the Italian Open, but she would have never expected to meet her future husband on the same day. On the morning of the matchday, Williams was sitting near the pool of the hotel, waiting for her breakfast and a part of her team to join her table, according to a Vanity Fair cover story.

Alexis Ohanian was a bit hungover after she drank with Kristen Wiig at a cafe until 1-2 in the morning, but he nevertheless decided to sit down at Serena’s table to work and eat something light. Serena resumed the rest of the story.

“This trip started in Rome 5 or 6 years ago. LOL! I’m the worst with timelines. He sat at my table. I asked him to leave. He refused. I found that hot. I asked him if he likes truffles. He said yes. Eventually I said yes. And here we are, 5 or 6 years later, Alexis Ohanian!”, Williams wrote on Instagram.

Now, the married couple lives a happy life along with their beloved daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Junior. A world-renowned tennis legend and a nerdy technology enthusiast; who would have guessed?

  • Serena: Road trip?
  • Ohanian: We’re not really going for it.

  • Serena: We’re not really going anywhere.
  • Ohanian: Just driving in circles.