Tweet of the Week: Alexis O’Hanian Shows Support for Serena
This week’s Tweet of the Week comes from Reddit and Initialized Co-founder Alexis O’Hanian. O’Hanian, in addition to being one of the most recognisable characters in tech start-ups, is also the husband of one of the greatest Tennis players of all time: Serena Williams.
A prominent advocate and user of social media, O’Hanian used the platform to herald his wife’s Wimbledon performance. Just 10 months after giving birth to her first child, Serena was back in the Wimbledon final and although she lost to Angelique Kerber, her husband was quick to point out just how amazing he thought his wife’s achievements were, both past and future…
Days after our baby girl was born, I kissed my wife goodbye before surgery and neither of us knew if she would be coming back.
— Alexis Ohanian Sr. 🚀 (@alexisohanian) July 14, 2018
The couple had already been getting a lot of social media love before that tweet, not only for Serena’s performances, but also for the continued support that he had been giving his wife.
CUTEST. MARRIED. MOMENT. EVER.
— Taryn Arnold (@Thetarynarnold) July 12, 2018
Following the final, the pride, devotion and support displayed by O’Hanion set twitter alight in admiration…
I was holding it together this whole time but goddammit 😭 pic.twitter.com/oe8hWIJPiX
— Nicole Ⓥ (@LernsMuse) July 14, 2018
She's completely amazing! Health and happiness are things we can often take for granted. When we have them everything else we achieve in life is a bonus! Your little one is amazing and your wife an complete inspiration to all of us! Can't wait to see you back competing soon! Xx
— Millie (@MillieWho123) July 14, 2018
Love how he protects her, champions her, supports her and seems to love her in all her glory
But isn’t that what a REAL partner should do? and I’m so glad she found one.
— creative scorpio (@vinivinidogo) July 15, 2018
…and even Wimbledon got in on the act.
"I was really happy to get this far. For all the moms out there, I was playing for you today"
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 14, 2018
Taking it all one step further, O’Hanion utilised his platform and relationship to advocate for change in the work rules to benefit mothers and fathers in an OpEd for The Hill:
— Alexis Ohanian Sr. 🚀 (@alexisohanian) July 19, 2018
As the Co-founder of one of the world’s most used websites and being a millionaire, you may think it would be easy for O’Hanian to give support, but his continued social media celebration of his wife is as heart-warming as it is inspiring. In these fractious times, it makes a pleasant change from one of the world’s leading businessmen.