Tennis star Serena Williams has poured out her heart on the break up of her relationship with Jackie Long in an extraordinary internet blog.
Jackie Long and Serena are age-mate– Long is a film actor, writer, musician, director and producer. He is also a voice actor for Grand Theft Auto V.
In an emotional 600-word account on her official website, the tennis legend revealed how she fell in love with Jackie Long, only to have her heart broken when her boyfriend (who she doesn’t name) stopped calling and finally told her he ‘needed space’.
In a blog headlined ‘Stand in these shoes (I’m sure u have before)’, Serena Williams wrote of her experience meeting someone she wanted to ‘spend every second’ with.
“You can’t stand being without each other”, she wrote. “You start to feel like you have never felt before, and you do things for him you have never done before.
“He tells you he adores you. He tells you u guys were meant for each other. You care for him. You are falling for him. “You take things slow. You don’t want to make any mistakes. You are feeling this and you feel this could mean forever.”
The despatch is all the more remarkable because the tennis star has until now, been famously silent on the subject of her relationship with Jackie Long.
Serena William and boyfriend Jackie Long
Serena stopped short of naming the mystery man in her blog, potentially read by millions of fans around the world, but the tennis star had been linked to little-known U.S. actor and hip-hop artist Jackie Long.
After falling in love with her husband, Reddit Co-Founder, Williams goes on to write in the blog about how she dared to open her heart again, despite being jilted before.
“You start to trust him,” she wrote. “Something you have not done since your previous heartbreaks. Something you vowed you would never do again.
“But slowly your heart comes out of its steel enclosure. “Weeks turn into months and you no longer talk to anyone else, just him.
The actor and musician, Jackie Long touched on dating Serena Williams during a recent chat with VladTV.
Moving on, Long is asked about his former relationship with tennis superstar Serena Williams.
“I dated that girl (Serena Williams) in about 13years ago,” Long says, clearly wanting to change the subject.
“Look, the ass is big, Serena is the number one tennis player in the world, and yes, she is a beautiful woman…she is the greatest thing, that, uh — it’s Black History Month, man.”