Serena Williams Reveals why Her Dad didn’t walk her down the Aisle

Serena Williams
Serena Williams (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)

Tennis star Serena Williams has revealed why her dad, Richard Williams, didn’t walk her down the aisle on her wedding ceremony.

In an HBO documentary called ‘Being Serena’, the former world no. 1 and 23 grand slams winner told the reason why her father didn’t come to the aisle to walk her down. Serena who married the co-founder and CEO of social news website Reddit Alexis Ohanian on 16 Nov. 2017 walked down the aisle alone.

In the documentary, Serena has said that her father told her that he would not be able to walk her down the aisle, just before the wedding was due. She said that he sent her a message saying, “Serena, I don’t want you to be mad at me, but I just can’t walk you down the aisle. I’m not myself anymore. I’m just too nervous.”

Serene did not get upset or angry with her father’s message; instead, she kept her calm and supported his decision. She replied him: “Daddy, it is okay, if you don’t want to come to the wedding at all, that’s okay too. I’m not going to be upset with you about it, so I don’t want you to be upset about it.”

When Richard pulled out of walking Serena down the aisle, many people couldn’t understand him. She says, “Many people may not understand him but we know and understand each other very well. We want each other to be happy.”

What a super daughter the tennis star is! Shout out to her decision to support her father’s decision.

You have been a strong girl and an inspiration to the world. You shone throughout your career –unstoppable that you are.





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