Alexis Ohanian is very aware that you may only know him as Serena Williams’ husband, and he’s completely OK with that. In fact, he’s “hoping to be known” as the father of their daughter, Olympia.
“I love how you don’t mind that they call you Serena Williams’ husband,” one fan wrote to the Reddit co-founder. Catching wind of the post, Alexis responded to that with a humble brag that read, “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.”
Alexis then shared a screenshot of the exchange on her Instagram page, revealing that there’s one label that he actually prefers more. “TBH I’m hoping to be known as ‘@olympiaohanian’s papa’,” so he captioned the post.
His post caught Marc D’Amelio’s attention as he commented, “Hi, I’m Dixie and Charli’s dad and proud of it.” He referred to his famous daughters and TikTok stars Dixie D’Amelio and Charli D’Amelio.
Fans also praised Alexis for the mindset. “I am at a loss for words. You obviously are comfortable in who you are,” one person told him. “Thank you for saying these things you are a change agent.” Another person said, “If ‘I am secure with myself’ was a person.” Echoing the sentiment, a user added, “This is what happens when ur NOT insecure!”
“Bc he doesn’t have to prove his masculinity to anyone,” one other noted. “WHEW the flex ! The humility! The love and respect for his wife! yall could never,” one person raved. Meanwhile, someone joked, “If I was a self made billionaire I would care less who knew me too.”
One thing he can’t be called anymore is a Reddit board member. Last year, Alexis resigned from the Reddit board for an important cause. “I have urged them to fill my seat with a black candidate, and I will use future gains on my Reddit stock to serve the black community, chiefly to curb racial hate,” he announced in June.