Serena Williams never expected to marry a white guy!

Posted by Ria, 04 May

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Much as Serena has dated both black and white men, one thing she disclosed in an interview with the New York Times is that she never expected she “would marry a white guy”.

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“Ultimately I wanted to be with someone who treated me nice, someone who was able to laugh with me and someone who understood my life and someone that loved me”, said Serena.

Most people in interracial relationships usually ignore their cultural differences. Not Serena. She actually acknowledges that they are “totally opposite” saying “I’m an athlete. He’s a business guy. I’m black. He’s white… I think we just complement each other”. That she said, she also reminds us that no matter how cultured a person is, there will always be differences in interracial relationships. She advises interracial couples to learn about their partner’s cultural background.

She believes it’s the differences that drew them together. Plus, she was surprised just how compatible they were despite their differences saying:

“Literally all I tell Alexis is, ‘well, you know, there’s such a difference between white people and black people.’ He always gets to hear about the injustices that happen; that wouldn’t happen if I were white. It’s interesting. I never thought I would have married a white guy, either, so it just goes to show you that love truly has no color, and it just really goes to show me the importance of what love is. And my dad absolutely loves Alexis.”

She even tells his husband that if they were a same-race couple, their relationship would be different. What are your thoughts on that?

4 responses to "Serena Williams never expected to marry a white guy!"

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  1.   ChocQueen11 says:
    Posted: 09 May

    If the guy were black, Serena would still be single! A black guy, celebrity or not, would feel intimidated by her success and feel out of place at Wimbledon. The life of Alexis, and most non-white men is totally different than the life of most black men. Therefore, the biases, perception, behavior will be different. A sistah would not put up with Kanye's behavior/ego--Kim Kardashian seems to be a good match for him. I'm glad that Alexis found Serena and made a commitment to love her and marry her.

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  2. Posted: 06 May

    That's true. If they were the same race their relationship would be very different. The dynamics between same race relationships and interracial relationships are different. I don't know why but they are.

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