Serena Williams fiancé Alexis Ohanian has given his take on the tennis star who he said will be an “awesome” mother.
Alexis made an appearance on CNBC’s Squawk show where he talked about the love of his life. He also disclosed that he will be taking about 6 months paternity leave to spend time with the young family.
The interview was aired on Friday 30 June.
“She’s very good at a lot of things and well on her way to being an awesome mom too,” said the visibly excited 34-year-old.
Williams, 35, announced earlier this year that she won’t be competing in this year’s ongoing Wimbledon finals as a defending champion due to the pregnancy. She’s already on maternity leave, but will be back in 2018.
Alexis, who’s a Reddit co-founder, stressed that the company has a generous policy to support workers who are building families.
“At Reddit, it’s really important for us to support men and women when they are welcoming a new member to the family and so we have a pretty generous parental leave policy,” he explained.
“I’ll be taking off for six weeks myself and trying to do the best job possible as a new dad, a first-time dad.
“We want to break that stereotype that the men work and the women take care of kids. We want to give that opportunity to everyone.”
The American professional tennis player recently posed nude for Vanity Fair‘s magazine cover. However, contrary to speculations in the media, the tennis star insists that she won’t fall in the category of iconic athletes who disappeared from the limelight after childbirth.
Image: Serena Williams
“I don’t think my story is over yet,” Serena Williams told the magazine.
In total, she has been world no. 1 for 319 weeks, an achievement which ranks her as an all-time third among female tennis players in the Open Era.