About AM

February 17, 2021

See the Shirt Serena Williams' Husband Alexis Ohanian Proudly Wore in Honor of the Tennis Champ

Share this pen
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail
Loading...

Advertisement

Alexis Ohanian is a proud husband to Serena Williams as he wore a "Greatest Athlete" t-shirt in support of her.

During the Australian Open semifinals, Alexis Ohanian supported his wife by wearing a t-shirt that had a photo of her and the phrase the "Greatest Female Athlete."

The word "female" has been scratched out as a way to criticize critics who have downplayed Williams's achievements, especially in comparison to male athletes who are less dominant in their sport.

Loading...
Loading...

Advertisement

He wore a blue tie-dye mask, and his dark hair is grown out in the photo. Many fans shared their support for Williams and her husband in the comment section of his post.

In the caption, he thanked his IG square for helping him pick out his t-shirt and shared that fans could get one from Nike. The caption read:

"Onward. ? Thanks for helping pick my shirt, IG squad. If you want your own, ask @nike"

Loading...

Advertisement

Ohanian has been outspoken about his support for his wife and is regularly seen with their daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., on the sidelines at her games.

Besides the Nike t-shirt, he is vocal about supporting his wife. He wrote an op-ed for Glamour and spoke about how important it was to show up for his wife.

In fact, her father, Richard Williams, faced racism when watching the Indian Wells final in 2001.

Loading...

Advertisement

He wrote about the importance of them spending proper time together. The busy couple uses Google calendar to schedule their time and make plans to talk to each other.

In the op-ed, he also shared the couple makes a conscious effort to flirt and surprise each other. He shared he always tries to make his wife feel appreciated and supported:

" I will always try to show my wife how much I appreciate and support her." 

Loading...

Advertisement

Ohanian and Williams got engaged in 2016. A year later, they welcomed their adorable little girl. The toddler makes regular appearances on both her mom and dad's Instagram accounts.

Ohanian had shared that he wants to make the world better, along with Williams, who had made a significant impact in the tennis world for people of color as it was a predominantly white sport when she started.

Loading...

Advertisement

Her father, Richard Williams, faced racism when watching the Indian Wells final in 2001. Fans had booed him and his daughter, Venus, as they made their way to their seats. Richard claimed it was an act of racial abuse.

Ohanian has tried to help the black community in his own way. The co-founder of Reddit asked his colleges to replaced him with a person of color when he stepped down from his role in the company.

Loading...
Loading...

Advertisement