Sunday, September 25, 2022

Serena Williams Reveals Why Her Father Decided Last Minute Not to Walk Her Down the Aisle

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*In the new documentary titled “Being Serena,” the tennis champion reveals her father and longtime coach Richard Williams decided one hour before her wedding to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian that he wasn’t going to walk his daughter down the aisle.

“He was in New Orleans, he had a suit, and I know he was really excited,” Serena said in the documentary via Vogue. “But then he wrote me and said: 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.”

Instead of freaking out, Serena was supportive of her father’s decision.

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“Daddy, it’s okay, if you don’t want to come to the wedding at all, that’s okay too,” she shared. “I’m not going to be upset with you about it, so I don’t want you to be upset about it.”

Serena knew “the struggles” her dad had faced in recent years, and although his health was better, he still wasn’t 100% and at his complete best.

“If he doesn’t want to be up there in front of a lot of people, I completely understand. Look, when we first came on the scene, there were a lot of people who didn’t get him. I don’t think a lot of them wanted to get him. I don’t think a lot of him could have anyway. Our family knows what we have,” she proclaimed. “We just want each other to be happy. That’s what matters. I don’t think anything could ever change that.”

“Being Serena” is a five-part HBO documentary that chronicles the athlete’s journey from pregnancy, giving birth, getting married and returning to tennis.

New episodes are available Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. on HBO.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.




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