SERENA WILLIAMS and husband Alexis Ohanian have a new addition to their family.
Tennis icon Serena, 41, bowed out from the sport at the US Open last year, when she lost to Ajla Tomljanovic at Flushing Meadows to end a stunning 27-year career.
Alexis Ohanian watching courtside during Serena’s playing careerCredit: Getty – Contributor
But who exactly is her husband Alexis, how long has he been dating Serena and just how much is he worth?
Who is Alexis Ohanian?
Alexis Ohanian, 40, is a tech entrepreneur and best-selling author from the US.
He wrote the bestselling book Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed, which was published in 2013.
The father-of-one was born in Brooklyn, New York City, in 1983 to an Armenian-American father – whose family fled the genocide – and a German mother.
Alexis went to school in Ellicot City, Maryland, before graduating from the University of Virginia in 2005 with degrees in commerce and history.
As well as his online ventures and writing he is a political activist – specifically in matters relating to the worldwide web.
He was dubbed “Mayor of the Internet” after his battles with US lawmakers over proposed bills aimed at cracking down on online copyright breaches.
Alexis set up Reddit the year he graduated from uni when he was just 22 years oldCredit: Getty Images
When did he co-found Reddit and what is his net worth?
He’s most famous for co-founding social news website Reddit.
Along with business partner and fellow Virginia graduate Steve Huffman, the 6ft 5in innovator set up the now-global name at the age of just 22.
It was officially launched on 23 June 2005.
The website went from strength to strength and was eventually snapped up by publishing giant Conde Nast – owners of Wired, GQ and Vogue magazines – in 2006.
It was recently valued at £407million and is considered to be the seventh biggest site in the US.
Still a member of the site’s board of directors, Alexis was keen not to rest on his laurels.
He went on to launch social enterprise Breadpig in 2007 and helped set up travel search website Hipmunk in 2010, before co-founding the early stage venture capital firm Initialized Capital the same year.
Forbes estimate Ohanian’s net worth at $70m (£50m).
Serena Williams shows off her huge engagement ringCredit: Reddit
When and where did Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian get married?
Alexis married his fiancée Serena on Thursday, November 16, 2017.
The pair tied the knot at a star-studded bash in New Orleans.
A source told the Daily Mail: “Serena and Alexis chose the Contemporary Arts Center because of its incredible architecture and history.
“They have instructed Preston to fill the hall with thousands of dollars worth of crystals and flowers. The hall will be totally transformed.”
Serena Williams with fiance Alexis Ohanian pictured shortly before their daughter’s birthCredit: Splash News
Serena Williams and her first daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian JrCredit: Instagram
How many children do the couple have?
Serena and Alexis have two daughters.
Their youngest child, Adira River Ohanian, was born in August 2023 with Serena announcing the arrival in a cute video.
On September 13, 2017, the tennis ace revealed she and her partner Alexis had given birth to their first child, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.