How Alexis Ohanian Met His Future Wife Serena Williams


>>Stephen: HOW HAVE YOU BEEN?.>>WELL. HAD A BUSY LAST YEAR.>>Stephen: WHEN DID YOU —
YOU STARTED REDDIT.>>FULL TIME CAPITALIST.>>Stephen: FOR PEOPLE WHO
DON’T KNOW WHAT REDDIT IS, I WOULD BE SURPRISED BECAUSE IT IS
THE FOURTH MOST VIEWED WEB SITE IN THE U.S. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE WHAT
REDDIT IS? I’VE DESCRIBED IT AND PEOPLE GO,
NO, THAT’S NOT WHAT IT IS.>>THIS WAY YOU CAN TELL PEOPLE
DEFINITIVELY: A COLLECTION OF COMMUNITIES, 100,000 PLUS OF
USERS ALL OVER WHO ARE SHARING CONVERSATIONS AND COMMENTS.>>Stephen: THERE IS ALWAYS
SOMETHING INTERESTING ON REDDIT.>>GUARANTEED. I WANT TO DISCOVER THE NEXT
ALEXIS OHANIAN, HAND THEM A CHECK AND HAVE THEM CREATE
SOMETHING EVEN BIGGER AND BETTER.>>Stephen: THE NEXT ALEXIS
OHANIAN IS ACTUALLY YOUR OWN CHILD RIGHT THERE.>>YES.>>Stephen: THERE IS YOUR
BEAUTIFUL CHILD OLYMPIA, RIGHT THERE.>>YES.>>Stephen: WHO IS THE
DAUGHTER OF YOU AND YOUR LOVELY WIFE SERENA WILLIAMS. RIGHT THERE. THERE YOU ARE. ( APPLAUSE )
HOW, ALEXIS, BECAUSE I KNEW YOU BEFORE YOU WERE MARRIED TO THIS
LOVELY WOMAN. HOW DOES A SELF-DESCRIBED
UNEQUIVOCAL NERD END UP WITH ONE OF THE GREATEST ATHLETES IN
RECORDED HISTORY? HOW DOES THAT COME ABOUT? IT’S NOT A NATURAL MATCH! ( LAUGHTER )
I COULD HAVE WON A LOT OF MONEY IF I BET ON THIS, THE ODDS WOULD
HAVE BEEN PRETTY GOOD.>>DON’T EVER TELL ME THE ODDS,
STEVEN. I WOULD BEG TO DIFFER ON ONE
HAND BECAUSE SHE’S AN ACTUAL TOTAL NERD, INDEED.>>Stephen: REALLY? WE MET THROUGH CIRCUMSTANCE. I WAS AN INTERNET CONFERENCE IN
ROME, SHE WAS PLAYING A TOURNAMENT THERE, AND I HAD TOO
MUCH TO DRINK THE NIGHT BEFORE, AS IS THE THING, RED WINE FLOWS
NICELY IN ITALY, AND I OVERSLEPT, MISSED BREAKFAST, I’M
A FIEND FOR COFFEE, AND THE NICE FOLKS SAID, IF YOU FEED COFFEE,
SIR, GO SIT OUTSIDE. I GRABBED A TABLE, OPENED MY
LAPTOP AND THIS AUSTRALIAN GUY, TURNED OUT TO BE HER ASSISTANT,
IS LIKE, I’M MIKE, HI. I TAKE OFF MY HEADPHONES. AND HE SAYS THERE’S A RAT NEAR
YOUR TABLE, YOU SHOULD MOVE. I TOLD HIM THANK YOU, BUT I’M
FROM BROOKLYN, I SEE RATS ALL THE TIME, IT’S REALLY NOT A BIG
DEAL. ( LAUGHTER )
YEAH.>>Stephen: SO THAT WAS JUST
TO GET YOU TO MOVE ALONG.>>I LATER L,ARNED THEY WERE
TRYING TO GET RID OF ME. THEY WERE PLANNING ON USING THE
TABLE FOR THE REST OF THEIR TEAM. BUT SERENA TURNED AROUND AND
SAID, YOU’RE NOT AFRAID OF RATS? I SAID, NO. SHE ASKED IF I WAS THERE AT THE
TECH CONFERENCE. I SAID YES. SHE ASKED ME WHO I WAS THERE TO
SEE SPEAK. I SAID I WAS SPEAKING. SHE ASKED WHAT I DID. I SAID I STARTED THIS COMPANY
CALLED REDDIT AND I DO INVESTING. SHE SAID REDDIT, I NEVER HEARD
OF IT. ( LAUGHTER )
AT THE TIME, I WOULD LIKE TO THINK SHE HAD A HIDDEN AGENDA,
BUT SHE SAID IT WAS PURELY PROFESSIONAL AND GOT MY NUMBER
TO ASK ME QUESTIONS ABOUT TECH AND SOME OF THE BUSINESSES SHE
WAS INTERESTED IN. ONE THING LED TO ANOTHER AND SHE
MADE WHAT I CALL AN L.A. INVITE FOR ME TO SEE HER PLAY IN
FRANCE. SHE MADE THE INVITE WITH NO
INTENTION OF ACTUALLY TAKE MEG UP ON IT.>>Stephen: SHE’S JUST SORT OF
LIKE, OH, YOU SHOULD COME, I’M PLAYING AT THE FRENCH OPEN.>>WITH NO INTENTION OF ME
TAKING HER UP ON IT OR IT EVEN BEING A SINCERE INVITATION.>>Stephen: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN
YOU SHOW UP?>>I FIGURED, I’M AN
ENTREPRENEUR AND YOU HAVE TO DEFAULT TO SITUATIONS AND TRUST
YOUR INSTINCT AND KNOW WHAT YOU WANT AND DO IT. I FIGURED WORSE CASE SCENARIO, I
HAVE A GREAT STORY OF HOW I GOT BLOWN OFF FOR THE WEEKEND, I
HAVE FRIENDS IN PARIS, I HAVE A GOOD TIME. I LET HER KNOW I WAS GOING TO BE
IN TOWN AND IT WAS A PERFECT COINCIDENCE, I WAS SUPPOSED TO
BE IN PARIS, ANYWAY. I WASN’T.>>Stephen: VERY SMOOTH. AND I WAS ONLY THERE FOR THE
WEEKEND. I SAID I WAS WAY TOO BUSY TO
MEET ON SATURDAY.>>Stephen: YOU FLEW TO PARIS
AND TRIED TO ACT COOL?>>YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.>>Stephen: I’M JUST HERE TO
CHECK OUT THE LOCAL RATS? ( LAUGHTER )
>>YOU ASKED ME HOW IT HAPPENED, THAT’S HOW. I TOLD HER I WAS REALLY BUSY. THEN SHE TRIED TO BLOW ME OFF. EVENTUALLY, WE ENDED UP
WANDERING DOWN PARIS TOGETHER, AND THE MOMENT I KNEW WE FOUND
THIS LITTLE ZOO, AND I SAW IT OUT OF THE CORNER OF MY EYE AND
I SAID WE’RE GOING TO WALK THROUGH THE ZOO. THERE WAS THIS BIG CAT LIKE A
LEOPARD, A MAJESTIC CREATURE, AND THEN IT WAS FEEDING TIME. THEY THREW OUT A BUNNY.>>Stephen: A DEAD BUNNY? IT WAS A DEAD BUNNY BUT IT
WAS A SHOW. AND THIS LEOPARD JUST WENT IN
AND BLOOD IS GOING EVERYWHERE. SHE’S VERY ROMANTIC AND SHE’S
STANDING IN FRONT OF ME AND I CAN TELL SHE’S VERY UNSETTLED BY
IT. I SAID, IT’S COOL, WE’RE GOING
TO KEEP GOING. P BUT IN THAT MOMENT, I SAID,
THERE’S A CONNECTION. AND IN THAT MOMENT, THANKS TO
THAT POOR RABBITT, I FOUND LOVE, IN SPITE OF EVERYTHING ELSE.>>Stephen: CONGRATULATIONS. THANK YOU.>>Stephen: AND ON THE NEW
VENTURE.>>YES
( APPLAUSE )>>Stephen: TELL ME ABOUT
INITIALIZED CAPITAL AND CRYPT OCCURRENCEY AND DON’T EXPLAIN
BLOCK CHAIN OR I WILL WALK OFF THIS STAGE RIGHT NOW.>>WOW IS THAT SO WHY CRYPT
OCCURRENCEY? WHY NOT MONEY? PEOPLE WILL SPEND IT.>>YEAH, WELL, SO WHAT THIS DOES
IS ACTUALLY IT’S A FUEL FOR A POTENTIALLY NEW INTERNET AND
THINGS LIKE BI BITCOIN AND CRYPT OCCURRENCEY IS A CHANCE FOR US
TO HAVE A CURRENCY NOT BACKED BY A SINGLE COUNTRY. WE STILL EXPECT THE COUNTRY WILL
BE HERE IN THE NEXT TWENTY YEARS.>>Stephen: IF WE MAKE IT
THROUGH NEXT THREE, WE WILL BE JUST FINE. THERE WAS A BLOODLESS REVOLUTION
IN AIR MEANIE WHICH IS FANTASTIC. BUT IN SO MANY STATES THERE IS
UNCERTAINTY ABOUT GOVERNMENT AND MOVIE AND PEOPLE SEE THEIR LIFE
SAVINGS DISAPPEAR. THERE IS A VALUE OF HAVING A
CURRENCY THAT’S POTENTIALLY LESS VOLATILE THAN THE STATES WITH
HYPERINFLATION. AND WE TAKE FOR GRAND WE HAVE
BANK ACCOUNTS AND WE THINK WE CAN MOVE THIS MONEY HERE AND
THERE. BUT FOR SO MANY PEOPLE TO HAVE
THE SECURITY OF KNOWING WHAT IT IS YOURS IS YOURS AND NOW THAT
IT’S DIGITAL COULD BE TRANSFERRED WITH YOU WHEREVER
YOU’RE GOING IS AN EMPOWERING THING.>>Stephen: GOOD LUCK. I HOPE WE DON’T NEED IT.>>I HOPE SO, TOO.>>Stephen: ALEXIS OHANIAN,
EVERYBODY! BACK WITH A PERFORMANCE BY “LAKE
STREET DIVE”!

100 thoughts on “How Alexis Ohanian Met His Future Wife Serena Williams

  1. There is a rat ??? This is when you think everything belongs to you….

  2. wonder who the mother of his child is.. because two men cannot have a baby… serena is xy chromosome… he is xy chromosome…. so… dna check… there is no serena or not alexis n the dna…

  3. Please replace old school, dead pan, humorless, joyless, looks like she's about to cry, Pam Schriver with joyful, funny, fresh faced, smart
    Bethanie Mattek-Sands. Thank you.

  4. What do he say about pirates/hackers holding companies hostage for their data ? Ransom Bitcoin?

  5. Yass.. Someone finally talked about Cryptocurrency on the TV show🙌🙌

  6. I keep looking at the gap between his shirt buttons. 😁

  7. They didn't truly see Paris. They drove around in a limo and got out here and there. How fucking romantic! Authentic French experience..

  8. So much respect for a man who isn’t threatened by a strong woman.

  9. He has an awesome personality! I appreciate intelligence. Glad they both found love.

  10. Now if he wears glasses……holy sh**! 🤤🤤🤤
    Really think their meetup was too cute 🤩❤❤

  11. serena will kick his ass if he doesn't say the right thing

  12. I love this couple!
    They are in love, have a lovely daughter and are happy and very successful. Let's celebrate that.

    I don't really understand why people are talking about their coloring because at this age I don't know why there's a conversation at all. 😑

  13. Margaret Court is ‘currently’ the greatest ever female tennis player as she won 64 Grand Slam titles, 24 singles, 19 doubles & 21 mixed doubles, a record that Serena will never break. Williams does have a chance though at the singles record, she needs one more to equal her & one to pass her!

  14. I like this couple. Both hardworking, talented, well spoken individuals! He seems really nice and smart, a little bit shy, but always in the mood of storytelling. ♥️

  15. Lovely romantic story Alexis, just shows love (those moments) can happen anywhere, any moment, any time .. Im really happy for you and Serena ….

  16. True love will always find a way because it is meant to be!
    Destiny!!!

  17. It was a great interview. Interesting guy. Everything was great until Colbert made a crack about the country under Trump. Then the band got involved. You are not funny Colbert. You're a tiresome unimaginative and boring waste of time.

  18. He didn't even button up his shirt properly. Total nerd. But in a very authentic, cool way. 👍😁

  19. He earns millions but Serena is mucho millions more… he used his common sense. more millions together is better, right? I have a face only mother can loved..hahaha

  20. I saw them when she was pregnant and my first thought was… Absolutely BEAUTIFUL couple.. She was glowing., he was freaking glowing more than an 8mth pregnant wife could be.. Their daughter is just as gorgeous as they are.. Opposites do attract and I'm living proof with my now FRAYING BEST DAMN FRIEND and husband of recently 2yrs.. We don't argue, we hear have this amazing friendship and connection that I had no idea you could have with a spouse even as someone with a degree in Forensic Psychology. Lol…

  21. sick and tire of these white men with famous black women lying about not knowing who they were before the met…even if you don't follow tennis, you still would know who Serena Williams is unless you live under a rock…the one with Loni Love is trying to push this same crap

  22. what a DOUCHE.

    He tells all the ways he "acted cool" then never how they actually EVEN MET.

    maybe there wouldn't be so many incels on reddit if guys like him told the real story.

  23. A very handsome and intelligent guy. Love you Alexis and Serena and Olympia. Great family!

  24. Serena Williams married the devil the Bible speaks about that's why she hasn't won anything since she married him

  25. So is the only reason he's on the show because he's married to Serena? (serious question)

  26. “How have you been ? I have been well , super busy “ , busy = happiness, go America

  27. This guy is an idiot. Serena might be the best women’s tennis player of all time…..but she’s also NASTY!!! Sooo ugly 🤮
    And this guy is a BILLIONAIRE. He could have gotten any woman he wanted. Who cares how rich and famous she is when he himself is a freaking BILLIONAIRE!! I could understand if he was some regular dude making $80K a year…..then it might be amazing to be dating the world famous Serena Williams. But when you are a BILLIONAIRE who has endless options in who you can date…..and you choose nasty looking Serena……you are a total moron.

  28. Good for him – he's not a guy who demands that his wife be really good looking but appreciates her for other qualities.

  29. People gasping over a leopard eating a rabbit, like really? These people have their head stuck so far up their ass they dont even know how wildlife works! Dumb snowflakes

  30. Why all the hate for two people in love? Must be jealousy or racism from fair minded democrat liberals.

  31. I LOVE BEING AROUND PEOPLE WHO ARE ARE HAPPY AND LOVE GOD BLESS. WE NEED HAPPINESS IN ALL OF OUR HEARTS AND LIFE. LET'S GOD BLESS YOU. AMEN

  32. I was thinking that Serena will end up with some NBA muscle superstar ,but there she goes – found this handsome nerdy guy and they are so charming together 🤗

  33. The only thing that concerns me is the few times I have seen them together, she doesn’t act like she likes him.

  34. This will never last. The way he talks about it sounds like he's in it for all he can get and then have this great story about how he banged this famous black chick. If it happens she'll definitely deserve it.

  35. I jus love him to bits, he’s handsome, funny and seems like a very nice, kind happy go lucky kind of guy……..Serena is a very lucky woman indeed….

  36. Handsome and intelligent 🤔 Good on you Serena👍🏻👌🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  37. I like Serena more now because she loves this genuine and heartfelt man. A softer energy.

  38. Arranged mariage. It is simply an image campaign for Serena. I mean come, Serena was not born a female. Fyi, its pretty easy to adopt too.

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