Alexis Ohanian, who has been married to tennis great Serena Williams since 2017, shared the reaction of his daughter, Olympia Ohanian, to a Snapchat horse filter, and it’s adorable.
On January 24, Alexis Ohanian took to social media to share a short video of himself and his daughter Olympia having fun with one of Snapchat’s famous augmented reality filters.
The Reddit co-founder chose the one that changes people’s faces to that of a horse. Videos of that kind are trendy because, in most cases, kids don’t understand what’s happening and get scared.
Alexis Ohanian on January 17, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia | Photo: Getty Images
Olympia’s a different breed. Instead of looking afraid, she laughed, especially when the horse filter changed her dad’s face. After a while, Olympia hugged Ohanian in the most adorable way.
At the end of the 45-second clip, Serena Williams’ husband kissed his daughter on one of her temples, so the filter stopped working on him and switched to Olympia’s face. Again, she laughed out loud.
While Alexis’ video was nothing short of adorable, it is not the first time that he makes headlines online. In early January 2021, former Romanian tennis player Ion Țiriac criticized Williams’ playing.
Tiriac, who also owns the Madrid Open, confessed during an interview that Williams was not moving “as easily” as she did 15 years ago because of her age and weight.
Ohanian urged [Reddit] board members to replace him with a Black candidate.
The retired tennis player added that if Williams, arguably the most dominant tennis player in history, had “a little decency,” she would retire. Ohanian didn’t like Tiriac’s comments. First, he wrote that nobody cared about what Tiriac thought. Then, he wrote:
“Had to Google it... turns out my 3-year-old has more Grand Slam victories than this [clown].”
Williams’ fans probably remember that she won the 2017 Australian Open while pregnant with Olympia, so the toddler technically was around when her mom took home the title.
In mid-2020, Ohanian made headlines again after stepping down from the board of Reddit, the company that he co-founded with his business partner and fellow Virginia graduate, Steve Huffman, in 2005.
Apart from that, Ohanian urged board members to replace him with a Black candidate. The main reason he did that was to, one day, show his daughter that he stood by the Black community and fought against racism.