Serena Williams Reveals How Dad Sent Text That He Won’t Attend Her Wedding

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Tennis star, Serena Williams has revealed how her dad and coach, Richard, sent her a text message one hour to her wedding that he won’t be attending the event.

She made the revelation in the wake of reports that Thomas, the father of Meghan Markle, will not be attending his daughter’s marriage to Prince Harry on Saturday.

Serena implied there was no big deal to Thomas’s absence at the event, using her own experience as proof.

She married Reddit co-founder, Alex Ohanian on November 16, 2017 and they have a child together.

Serena revealed her experience in a new documentary, Being Serena via

“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’.”

The 36-year-old said she told him, “Daddy, it’s okay, if you don’t want to come to the wedding at all , that ’s okay too,” she added.

“I’m not going to be upset with you about it, so I don ’t want you to be upset about it.”


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