CAPE TOWN- Tennis legend Serena Williams revealed that her father pulled out of walking her down the aisle, an hour before her wedding.
That is not the worst part, he told her via a text message!
Williams married Reddit co- founder Alexis Ohanian told Vogue magazine that her father and coach, Richard Williams, decided one hour before the nuptials that he wasn’t going to walk by her side.
Williams has a new HBO documentary titled Being Serena is out, she explained, “He was in New Orleans, he had a suit and I know he was really excited,”
“But then he wrote me and said: ‘Serena, I don’t want you to be mad at me, but I just can’t walk you down the aisle. I’m not myself any more. I’m just too nervous.’”
Despite her father’s decision, Serena understood, decided to remain calm and supportive of her father’s decision.
Williams texted back, “Daddy, it’s okay, if you don’t want to come to the wedding at all, that’s okay too,”
“I’m not going to be upset with you about it, so I don’t want you to be upset about it.”
She said she understood her father’s decision, especially after her father suffered a stoke in 2016, she said,
“If he doesn’t want to be up there in front of a lot of people, I completely understand.” Serena walked down the aisle alone.
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