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- Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian shared video on Thursday of fans stopping him on the street to give his wife, tennis star Serena Williams, their well wishes.
- Williams will face off against her sister Venus in the third round of the US Open on Friday night.
- Ohanian and Williams were married in November, two months after Serena gave birth to their first child, daughter Alexis Ohanian Jr.
Alexis Ohanian doesn’t appear to mind living in the shadow of his famous wife.
On Thursday, the Reddit cofounder posted a video on social media showing a car full of women stopping him on the street in New York City to give their best wishes to his wife, tennis star Serena Williams.
In the video, Ohanian says he’d just gotten out of a meeting in what, appears to be the Financial District, when the women called him over.
The women start screaming when he pans the camera toward them.
Usually people pitch me their startup when they spot me out in the wild.
This last week, they all want me to pass along a message to my wife.
Can't say I hate it. pic.twitter.com/JpJe1uqzC3
— Alexis Ohanian Sr. ???? (@alexisohanian) August 31, 2018
“We love you Serena! Yes, black girl magic!” the driver yells as she snaps her fingers.
“Usually people pitch me their startup when they spot me out in the wild,” Ohanian wrote on Twitter. “This last week, they all want me to pass along a message to my wife.”
“Can’t say I hate it,” he added.
Ohanian and Williams married in November, two months after Serena gave birth to their first child, daughter Alexis Ohanian Jr.
Williams made her return to tennis in May at the French Open, getting as far as the fourth round before having to drop out because of an injury. After some rest, she competed in Wimbledon, losing in the finals to Angelique Kerber, of Germany, in a game that was attended by her good friend, the new Duchess of Sussex.
She’ll take on her sister Venus in the third round of the US Open on Friday night. We can only assume that Ohanian will be in the family box to watch his wife and sister-in-law duke it out.
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