11 powerful men Serena Williams dated before settling down

Serena Williams dating life took a permanent seat after her marriage to tycoon entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian
Before then, she dated a dozen men
Most of her relationships were less than a year

Serena Williams dating life took a permanent seat after her marriage to tycoon entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian.

However, before all this, she had her romantic run with several celebrities, which is hard to forget. The 41-year-old Grand Slam champion hang her boots in tennis soon after losing out in the third round of US Open.

She announced in August that she would give up playing competitive tennis after the 2022 US Open. The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion said her departure from the sport would be a step in her progress.

In an exclusive interview with Vogue, she implored that evolution best defines what she is doing. Williams stated that she is, in theory, turning her focus away from tennis and onto other things.

She revealed that among the main factors in her choice to put up her rackets was the desire to have more kids after retiring. Williams gave birth to Alexis Olympia, a baby girl, in 2017, marking her first motherhood. Ohanian is the father, but Serena Williams dating life is interesting life.

Here are celebrities she once had a fling with before settling down.

Serena Williams with hubby, Alexis Ohanian. Photo by Cosmopolitan

PATRICK MOURATOGLOU

Mouratoglou coached Serena Williams between 2012 and 2022 when she retired. Theirs was the most secretive relationship – rumour has it – although none of them ever confirmed it.

All she has said about it when asked is that they shared perfect chemistry, which is the subject of doubt. The Detroit Free Press captured some steamy photos of them back in 2012; you can tell how much ‘Chemistry’ they enjoy.

The French Tennis Academy coach helped Williams win the Wimbledon, the US Open and a gold medal at the London Olympics.  She says that it was all weird at first for her husband but he accustomed with time to their coach-player relationship.

In a 2017 Vogue interview, she said that Ohanian reconciled with Mouratoglou after getting over their initial strange encounter.

GRIGOR-DIMITROV

Serena Williams dating life has a brief chapter with Russian Grigor Dimitrov. Things were pretty serious between them, although they never went public with dating each other.

They were in it for eight months, though, but Dimitrov was two-timing her American girlfriend with Maria Sharapova. The latter, a Russian by birth, kept him after Serena dumped him.

DRAKE

Serena Williams with Drake. Photo by ESPN

Drake and Serena have never publicly acknowledged or denied relationship rumours about one another. Drake flirted a little bit with Serena on a few occasions and even tweeted about it.

In his song “Worst Behavior,” which was included on his 2013 album “Nothing Was the Same,” he made reference to Serena.

AMAR’E STOUDEMIRE

Amar’e Stoudemire has a small part in Serena Williams dating life. They only dated for two months, August and October 2010, before breaking up. He would date Rocsi Diaz immediately after winding up with Williams.

Stoudemire later ended things with Diaz and started dating Ciara.

HOSEA CHANCHEZ

The American actor had a one–month fling with Serena Williams in 2008. They were together between March and April of that year. Chanchez is famous for ‘For Your Love’ movie.

JACKIE LONG

Jackie Long has a close-to-a-year stint with Jackie Long. They dated from April 2007 to January 2008. They spent great moments together during this time, especially at the beach.

Long, a producer, writer, actor, film director and musician, made Williams do a remarkable internet blog on their break up.  The tennis star shared her emotions about the end of her romance with Long.

While they only dated for a short while, he had a special place in Serena Williams dating life.

COMMON

Serena Williams with Common. Photo by InStyle

Serena Williams’ appearance in Common’s “I Want You” music video in 2009 fueled the initial dating rumours. Although the two were very quiet about their relationship, they were supposedly in an on-and-off relationship between 2007 and 2010.

BRETT RATNER

Infamous for unprofessionalism with female actors, Brett had his moments between 2004 and 2005 with Williams.

COREY MAGETTE

Corey Magette dated Serena Williams for three months only and each of them went separate ways.

KEYSHAWN JOHNSON

Serena Williams dating life includes steamy moments with NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson from 2002 to 2003.

LAVAR ARRINGTON

LaVar Arrington dated Serena Williams between December 2001 and April 2002 before dumping her. The linebacker for the Washington Redskins did not know that this would incense the American tennis player.

She carved the most successful run in her tennis career after the break up, saying that it was payback after being dumped.

Without a doubt, Serena Williams has dated interesting people. Sadly, none of her relationships lived long, and it took Alexis Ohanian, her husband, to change all that.

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