When the tennis legend Serena Williams dreamt about getting married, we doubt she had ever imagined that someone like Alexis Ohanian would become her husband.
As she says herself, they are “totally opposite.” But despite their differences, Serena and Alexis make a great couple because they complement each other. Williams admits that she never thought she would have married a white guy, but it just shows that love has no color.
But what actually made her fall in love with her husband?
The key to Serena’s heart
In her recent interview with Allure, the 37-year-old talked about her relationship with Alexis Ohanian. She revealed that she has always been committed to her job, so she needed someone who would believe in her and let her be selfish sometimes.
But how Alexis won her heart? He was simply exactly the man she was looking for. Throughout her dating years, Serena had learned to never settle for less than the best.
In fact, it was Oprah who gave her the advice that changed her view on romance:
Oprah said, 'Never let anyone dim your light'. That really stuck with me.
And that what made her fall in love with Alexis. He doesn’t “dim her light” and lets her shine brightly.
He doesn’t try to dim my light. He puts me in the light, even if I don’t want to be. He pushes me to further points I never thought about. It always was something that I could see in some relationships — my light would be dimmer. Now I feel like I can shine really bright and still do everything that I want to do.
The couple tied the knot in 2017, almost two years after they started dating. In September same year, they became parents for the first time when Serena gave birth to their daughter, Olympia.