Alexis Ohanian, Reddit co-founder and the husband of Serena Williams, posted a photo on Instagram to wish a happy birthday to his beloved wife.
In the post, the man was wearing dark pants and a dark grey shirt, while Serena opted for a loose, floral dress. The couple was showcasing their signing skills in what seemed to be a karaoke show.
“Celebrating my favorite karaoke partner today, even though we're separated [sic] by a thousand miles. We may be legendary performers on stage, but it's everything else that makes me love you a little more each day,” wrote Alexis in the caption.
As soon as he uploaded that photo, his followers took to the comment section to share their thoughts.
One of them was Instagram user @bettymachette, who pointed out that it was great to know how much he loves Serena. The user even thanked him for giving the tennis player so much kindness and light.
On September 1, the couple’s daughter, Olympia, turned one year old. However, they didn’t throw a birthday party for her. Apart from that, Alexis uploaded a photo of the toddler followed by a beautiful caption revealing that she changed the couple’s lives forever one year ago.
While several people sent their best wishes to Olympia, some others complained about Alexis not wishing her a “happy birthday.” The reason he didn’t do so is that Serena is a Jehovah’s Witness, meaning that it is not a tradition for them to do so.
Alexis pointed out that, while he was not a Witness, he realized that the purpose of celebrating birthdays was to celebrate life with the people who love you.
"This baby is loved and will get to celebrate life with people who love her *plenty* of times, with plenty of parties (and eat cake — in moderation) throughout her life," said Alexis.
It is not the first time that Alexis takes to social media to fight detractors. In July, Twitter user Lacy McMullen Jr. uploaded a meme showing Alexis holding Serena in his arms in one photo and a member of the Ku Klux Klan holding a naked black woman in his arms.
The image read, “when you forget who you are, you too forget who they are,” proving his discomfort over interracial marriages. Alexis defended his relationship adding a link to a Wikipedia entry about the Armenian Genocide as his father is of Armenian descent.
Alexis’ grandparents went to the US after the historic massacre in which the Ottoman government exterminated 1.5 million Armenians during and after World War I.
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