Serena Williams said to be ‘dating’ Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian – weeks after denying rumors of an engagement to rapper Drake
A source says the 34-year-old tennis star and the 32-year-old entrepreneur were holding hands at her workout in Los Angeles
The 34-year-old Wimbledon champion, who was thought to be in a relationship with rapper Drake, is reportedly now dating Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, 32, after they ‘met at a lunch’.
According to US weekly, the tennis star had the entrepreneur join her at her workout at the Los Angeles School of Gymnastics on Saturday, and while the relationship is ‘new’, and onlooker told the outlet that Alexis ‘called her babe’ and they ‘held hands’.
Happy couple? Serena Williams is reportedly dating Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian
Serena was previously linked to 29-year-old Drake, however, rumors of their alleged engagement were proven to be unfounded earlier this month, with a spokesperson for the rapper telling Daily Mail Online that ‘the rumor is completely untrue’.
But while the pair denied that they were ever engaged, they certainly seemed to be joined at the hip for much of the summer.
Indeed, when Serena lost her bid for the first Grand Slam since 1988 to unseeded player Roberta Vinci on September 11, fans took to Twitter to blame Drake for her heartbreaking loss.
A few days later Drake attended Serena’s runway show at New York Fashion Week, sitting in the front row alongside Vogue’s Anna Wintour.
Just friends: The 34-year-old tennis champion was rumored to be engaged to Drake. The pair are pictured together after Serena’s New York Fashion Week show in September
Offering support: Although a spokesperson for Drake told Daily Mail Online that the engagement rumors were unfounded, the pair certainly seemed very friendly when pictured together during New York Fashion Week
Front row friend: The rapper lent his support to Serena during her fashion show, sitting alongside Anna Wintour during the runway event
But just a little over a month later, Serena appears to be moving on, however, it is still business as usual for the famous athlete.
Serena is featured in a stunning spread in November’s Harper’s Bazaars:The Daring issue in which she can be seen modeling a tailored white jumpsuit.
Inside the issue, she speaks of her phenomenal career and her calculated ambition.
‘Some people are born to do certain things, and I think I was born to do tennis. I definitely didn’t miss my calling!’ she said.
Tough loss: Drake came under fire from Serena’s fans after she lost the final of the US Open (pictured), with many blaming him for her defeat
New man on the block: According to US Weekly, Serena met Alexis (pictured in May) ‘at a lunch’ recently
Serena, who said she looks up to the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Sheryl Sandberg, added: ‘Daring to me is taking a chance but not doing it blindly. A very calculated chance.
‘Think of amazing women like Sheryl Sandberg and Oprah Winfrey – they’re daring, but they’re not jumping off a building without a parachute, you know?’
The decorated champion also served as a guest editor for a special edition of of WIRED magazine, which focuses on issues surrounding gender and race inequality in the digital age, writing a powerful essay entitled The Ball is in Your Court.
‘I’m a black woman, and I am in a sport that wasn’t really meant for black people,’ she said. ‘I want young people to look at the trailblazers that we have assembled [in this issue] and be inspired.’
Source: Daily Mail