Alexis Ohanian, Serena William's Husband, Reveals Decision About 'Past' Mistakes

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Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian
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Serena Williams' husband, Alexis Ohanian, is speaking out about past mistakes. The Reddit founder and husband to former World no. 1 tennis star Serena is back in the news as he looks back on things and forward, too - he's saying that he doesn't want to "repeat" mistakes of the past. Alexis opened up to Money, reflecting on past behaviors and also saying that his decision to examine himself was based on not wanting to upset others or bring negativity into his life. Alexis met Serena back in 2015 and married her two years later.

Learning From Past Mistakes

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In the interview, he said, “I think I leaned too much, early in my career, on things like humor or self-deprecation because I didn't want to sound too audacious. And I might have gotten that wrong,” he admits. “Because now I'm just trying to speak as plainly and frankly and earnestly as I can. And whether people believe it or not, or whether people are annoyed by it or not... I don't really care anymore.”

Quit The LSAT For Waffles

While Alexis went on to successfully found social networking platform Reddit, not all of his endeavors proved successful. In fact, he quit the LSAT 30 minutes in to head to a local Waffle House.

“While I was eating my waffle, I thought, ‘Gosh, if I don't want to be a lawyer, I probably should not be a lawyer,’” he continued, then revealing that he returned to his apartment to “figure out what I was going to do with my life.”

For His Daughter

Serena and Alexis share daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. Speaking of his little girl, the tech entrepreneur said, “At some point, my daughter is going to grow up and run some searches and read about things. I just couldn't live with that dissonance anymore, because I knew that we had tolerated communities like this for too long,” he says. “And so I made it known.”

Love Of His Life

Serena and Alexis first met in Rome in 2015 while both at the same hotel. One year later, Alexis brought Serena back there to propose - they actually discovered they were pregnant just one month later. Alexis Jr. was born in September 2017 and in November of that year, the couple got married in New Orleans. Serena occasionally features her husband on her Instagram - her mini-me is all over it, though. For more, give her account a follow.