Serena Williams Reveals Why Her Dad Pulled Out Of Walking Her Down The Aisle An Hour Before Her Wedding


SERENA Williams has revealed why her dad pulled out of walking her down the aisle at her wedding last year.

The tennis champion married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in a lavish ceremony in November 2017.

Getty Images – Getty Serena Williams has revealed why her dad didn’t walk her down the aisle at her wedding

However, her dad and long-time coach Richard Williams texted her just hours before the wedding to say he wouldn’t be accompanying her down the aisle on her big day.

Speaking in her new HBO documentary, Being Serena, the 36-year-old revealed what happened in the hours before her bash in New Orleans.

She said: “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 anymore. I’m just too nervous.’”

Instagram The tennis champion married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in November 2017

However, Serena didn’t panic and said she understood the reasoning behind his decision.

She told him: “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.”

Serena said she can understand why some people would have panicked in the same situation but that her dad had been through a lot, including suffering a stroke in 2016.

Reuters Serena said she understood why her dad wasn’t able to accompany her down the aisle

She added: “If he doesn’t want to be up there in front of a lot of people, I completely understand.

“Look, when we first came on the scene, there were a lot of people who didn’t get him.

Instagram Serena with daughter Alexis Olympia

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