Serena Williams recently tied the knot with Alexis Ohanian, but she had her fair share of star-studded romances before settling down with the Reddit founder. Worthy to note is that the tennis goddess, Serena Williams doesn’t go for cheap and lazy men; yes, she has eyes for “the well established” men or celebrities.
Therefore, below, we shall be looking at the six wealthy celebrities Serena Williams slept with before her marriage to Alexis Ohanian and what led to their break up. Before meeting the love of her life, the tennis player dated a few rappers and was even linked to one of her coaches. Get all the details of her dating history ahead.
US tennis star Serena Williams was rumored to be Grigor Dimitrov’s girlfriend in 2012. Although there have been no confirmed reports, Williams and Dimitrov were known to have been dating for a short period of time in 2012
US tennis star Serena Williams was rumored to be Grigor Dimitrov’s girlfriend in 2012. Serena was in the arms of fellow tennis star Grigor Dimitrov, who she was 10 years older than.
The romance didn’t go so well as the young Bulgarian moved on to be with her biggest rival, Maria Sharapova, adding more fuel to their already frosty relationship.
Grigor Dimitrov is a Bulgarian professional tennis player. His career-high ATP singles ranking is world No. 3, which he achieved in November 2017 after winning the ATP Finals.
Although there have been no confirmed reports, Williams and Dimitrov were known to have been dating for a short period of time in 2012.
2. Serena Williams said to Be Dating Tennis Coach Patrick Mouratouglou
The tennis player reportedly started dating her coach in September 2012. While they never confirmed their romance, they did couple up for various events during their nearly three-year relationship.
Serena Williams and her coach Patrick Mouratoglou may just have better chemistry than most professional tandems.
Rumors abound that the two are actually an item. Here are a couple of photos that the website snapped that proves the two are far closer than most players and coaches would be.
Yes, that is either Williams showing affection, or her trying to steal Mouratoglou’s wallet.
3. Brett Ratner: In 2006, Brett Ratner and Serena Williams was making the rounds online following sexual-misconduct allegations against him.
Serena dated the director from 2004 to 2006. What’s true is that Serena Williams and Ratner reportedly dated from 2004 until 2006. The tennis star complains in the video that the director doesn’t spend enough time with her and showed up for just one overnight.
In the 90-second clip, Ratner and Williams, his girlfriend at the time, appear to be arguing over issues they’ve been having with their long-distance relationship while they watch a tennis match her sister is playing in.
Ratner is physically affectionate and touches Williams throughout the video, even though Williams does not appear to enjoy it.
“Give me some love,” Ratner says as he continues to touch her. “Show me that you care.” A seemingly frustrated Williams eventually asks Ratner if he can just watch her sister play and says he’s “being very disturbing.”
4. Amar’e Stoudemire: The former basketball player briefly dated Serena Williams in 2010.
Serena Williams started dating NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire, who was renowned for his playboy status.
The romance between the two athletes didn’t last more than a couple of months however, with both of them eventually moving on without hard feelings.
5. Common: Common and Serena Williams dated
Serena and the rapper had an off and on relationship from 2007 to 2010. They first sparked dating rumors when she appeared in his music video for “I Want You.” They briefly split in 2010, before reconciling two months later.
Even though they eventually broke up for good later that year, Common has had nothing but kind things to say about his ex.
Williams dated Common, a musician and actor, on and off for some time, before the pair eventually called things off for good in 2010.
Since then of course, she’s gone on to find love and now has her own family with Reddit co-founder husband Alexis Ohanian and 3-year-old daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr
6. Drake: Serena Williams and Drake relationship
Rumours of a romance trailed them, despite their claims there was nothing more than friendship between them.
Drake, however, did not help matters as he constantly posted his support for the tennis superstar on social media, claiming he had fallen in love with tennis because of her.
Serena and the rapper first sparked romance rumors in 2011 but seemed to confirm their relationship by locking lips in August 2015. He was even spotted attending a few of her matches.
They split sometime later that year when it was confirmed that she was dating Alexis. His song “Nothings Into Somethings” is rumored to be about Serena and how she moved on with Alexis after their relationship.
7. Sean Kingston: “Why I broke up with Serena Williams after dating & sleeping with her”
Sean Kingston paid a visit to BBC Radio 1’s Smashed With Sloth and discussed topics like his come up in the music business, working with Justin Bieber and famous women in entertainment.
In one part of the interview, Kingston was asked which celebrities he would hypothetically make his wife, who he would sleep with and who he’d avoid forever.
After the 31-year-old said he’d marry Lauren London and sleep with Meagan Good, he was asked who is the most famous person he’s ever been with sexually, and it turned out to be Serena Williams.
Kingston also said that he used to date the tennis star several years ago and always thought very highly of her. He stated that Williams visited him for six days when he was in that nasty jet ski accident in 2011 as well.
“That was my dog,” he said. “That was somebody I really looked to for advice … I use to work out with her. She was just always somebody that really, really looked out for me and made sure that I was good … She’s just always been a great friend of mine. [She has] $300 million and all she wears is Nike tracksuits.”
Kingston also said the nine year difference between he and Williams played a part in their eventual breakup. “I knew what I had, but I just didn’t really follow-up on some stuff that I was supposed to follow-up on,” he explained. “I was kind of young at the time, and I was being young. She’s older than me, so she wanted something different.”
The last time Kingston said he communicated with Williams is when she announced that she was having a baby with Reddit’s founder Alexis Ohanian. He sent the 23-time grand slam winner a text after the news, and the two exchanged well wishes.
The last time the “Beautiful Girls” singer made headlines was back in February when he said Migos and their entourage jumped him outside of the Sand Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. There were also shots fired during the melee, and one person from Kingston’s squad was arrested.
In regards to Williams, she’s now in the throws of motherhood with her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., who was born on Sept. 1, 2017.
The mother-of one said she suffered complications during the delivery and had to spend several days in the hospital.
Williams hasn’t commented on Kingston’s sex claims yet, and there’s a good chance she won’t. But whether she contacts him personally and asks him why he would reveal such personal information is something else altogether.
8. Serena Williams dated Alexis Ohanian
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian first met in Rome in 2015 while staying at the same hotel. In December 2016, Alexis brought Serena back to the place where they first met to propose and a month later, the couple discovered they were pregnant.
They welcomed a daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., on September 1, 2017