Serena Williams' Husband Tickles Their Daughter's Feet in Cute Photo
Alexis Ohanian recently took to Instagram to share an adorable pic making his 1-year-old daughter Olympia laugh, and fans can’t deal with the pair’s cuteness.
Serena Williams’ husband is a hands-on dad to their daughter Olympia, and he loves to share some of his most intimate moments with the girl on social media.
In a recent pic, Ohanian was caught making his daughter giggle as he playfully tickled her little feet. Olympia, resting on a car seat, was delighted by her dad’s antics, as her expression is of pure joy.
“Baby feet must be tickled,” Ohanian captioned the post.
FANS’ REACT TO OLYMPIA’S LAUGH
Fans of the Reddit CEO were quick to react to the picture, gushing about Olympia’s gorgeous smile and commending him for his fantastic parenting skills.
“It’s daddy time! Awwww, she looks so happy!” wrote one user.
"My partners are used to seeing Olympia jump on camera—along with her doll Qai Qai—or hearing her babbling on a call. I tell them with pride, ‘Olympia’s at work today!’"
Another pointed out, “Her facial expression is identical to Serena’s when she laughs.”
And a third one raved:
“She is so gorgeous, and you can tell she is truly a daddy’s girl. Many blessings to you with your daughter. Spend all your time with her; she will be an adult almost overnight.”
THE IMPORTANCE OF “SHOWING UP”
Ohanian has become one of the leading advocates for fathers to take parental leaves when their child is born.
On a recent essay he wrote for Glamour about the most romantic things he has done in life, Alexis decided to focus on the most significant things, like being present and being supportive, instead of romantic gestures like putting up a billboard for his wife.
“I think if you were to ask my wife or many other people in relationships, it’s often the simpler things that are the most important,” he said. “You have to show up. You have to be supportive. These are the things that matter.”
As an example of that, he mentioned being able to share the first days of Olympia’s life with Williams, especially after all the complications she had after birth.
“I see taking leave as one of the most fundamental ways to ‘show up’ for your partner and your family, and I cherished all 16 weeks I was able to take,” he stated.
A BUSINESS DAD
Alexis also revealed that after his leave, he became less of a “full-time dad” and more a “business dad.”
“When Serena has an intense day of training or a photo shoot, I’ll spend the day with Olympia. I’m fortunate to be my own boss, which comes with the freedoms of doing things like bringing my daughter into the office, or working remotely from virtually anywhere Serena competes,” he explained.
“My partners at Initialized are used to seeing Olympia jump on camera—along with her doll Qai Qai—or hearing her babbling on a call. I tell them with pride, ‘Olympia’s at work today!’ And I’ll post some photos on Instagram or Twitter so my followers can see it too.”
A SUCCESSFUL PARTNER
Ohanian also stated that unlike some men that feel insecure when their partners are more successful or earn more money than them, he’s aware that Serena’s tennis career has to come first.
“I know I’ve been successful in my career, but I’m not the one racking up the trophies,” he admitted. “It helps that my wife and I both know what it takes to be successful and bring that mutual understanding, drive, and relentlessness to the table.”
Serena, on the other hand, recently described her marriage to Alexis as “merging with a partner that is just as successful and just as motivated and everything.” She called the experience “awesome” and “really, really fun.”