“I’ll be a self-made billionaire one day and most people will still know me as Serena’s husband.”
Alexis Ohanian, the cofounder of Reddit, has no qualms with being known as the husband of tennis icon Serena Williams in the public eye.
On Tuesday, Ohanian retweeted a message about representation in sports from The Gist USA, which referred to him as “Serena Williams’ husband.” In response, a user wrote to the Internet entrepreneur, “I love how you don’t mind that they call you Serena William’s husband.”
Ohanian wrote back, “I’ll be a self-made billionaire one day and most people will still know me as Serena’s husband (or Olympia’s dad) and that’s fine by me.”
He also posted a screenshot of the sweet exchange to his Instagram, writing in the caption, “TBH I’m hoping to be known as ‘@olympiaohanian’s papa.'”
Williams and Ohanian married in 2017 in a lavish ceremony in New Orleans, which saw guests like Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian. The two share a three-year-old daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.
Last month, the Grand Slam–winning athlete got real about married life during a rapid-fire round of questions with Bumble, a dating app. “Marriage is not bliss,” Williams said, per People. “But it can be if you work at it.”
She added, “A dealbreaker for me in a relationship is definitely loyalty. Well, not having it, that is.”
Williams continued, offering pearls of wisdom on dealing with heartbreak too. “Heartbreak is a part of life, whether it be a loved one, a boyfriend, or an animal,” said the athlete. “But time heals all wounds.”