Who Is Serena Williams’ Baby’s Father? She & Alexis Ohanian Are Relationship Goals
On Friday, Sept. 1, Serena Williams reportedly gave birth to a baby girl after she was in labor for just a short while. It was reported that as of Friday afternoon, Williams and her fiancé, Alexis Ohanian, welcomed their 6 pound, 13 ounce baby girl into the world. But who is Ohanian, the father of Williams' daughter and the man the tennis pro will soon be married to? As fans await further details on the birth of their daughter (Bustle reached out to Williams' rep but did not receive an immediate response), let's take a peek at the man who has been by Williams' side for a long time.
Ohanian, who is the co-founder of Reddit, has been engaged to Williams since late December 2016. The pair announced their engagement through Reddit, which feels quite apropos given the couple making the announcement. Williams was the one who described the engagement in a short, sweet, and deeply romantic post, where she detailed how he surprised her with a trip to Rome, where they first met, to propose to her. Be still, my beating heart! Could these two get any cuter? Actually, they could — and they did — because in the comments section of that same post, Ohanian (under his Reddit username kn0thing) responded to Williams with, "[a]nd you made me the happiest man on the planet."
Ohanian is a major success in his field, just as Williams is in hers, which makes them the ultimate modern power couple. As one of the founders of Reddit, Ohanian remains a visible face in the ever-evolving world of the internet. Just looking through his social media, it's clear that he's plugged in and he's a genuinely driven and insightful person. He recently appeared on CNN to speak about the importance of net neutrality and while appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, he told a beautiful story about how the users of Reddit has restored his hope in humanity. No doubt he will pass on his love of all things business and technology to his daughter as she grows up while also showing her how spaces like Reddit can be positive ones.
While they've been together since 2015 and engaged since 2016, it's unclear when Williams and Ohanian will tie the knot. Williams became pregnant shortly after her engagement and, happily, the once-impending birth of their first child has dominated most of the conversation around this newly engaged couple. For now, it seems that the pair will be adjusting to their lives as new parents and there's nothing wrong with that. Congratulations are in order for this couple, who are proving that #RelationshipGoals comes in a variety of packages.