Venus Williams will go down in history as one of the best athletes of all time. She has won seven Grand Slam titles and four Olympic gold medals. But as much as we love to see the 41-year-old tennis player dominate on the court, we love seeing glimpses of her personal life, like when she hangs out with her niece or poses with her sister, Serena. Still, we can’t wait to find out who Venus Williams is dating. Who has she been with before? Read on to find out all we know about the tennis star’s past relationships.
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What Is Venus Williams’s Relationship Status?
The tennis champ doesn’t want a boyfriend right now, thus she’s currently single. A fan asked her about her romantic life in 2021, and she answered honestly during an Instagram Live broadcast. What she actually stated was “Lots of people asking me to go on a date. I’m just not. I would say, ‘I’m undateable.’ That’s OK, I’m happy.”
Fans may be taken aback by the news, seeing that Williams was only recently in a relationship with Nicholas Hammond (in 2019). In that regard…
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Who Is Nicholas Hammond?
Nicholas (or Nicky) Hammond is a successful businessman and heir to the wealth of the Annenberg family. The millionaire was born into a wealthy family. Before going to New York University, he went to Trinity School. After that, he worked as a private financier for famous people.
Hammond’s childhood was mostly private, so he didn’t start getting attention from the media until he met Williams.
How Many Years Did Williams And Hammond Date?
In 2017, Williams and Hammond began dating. They were seen holding hands and kissing a lot, and they even went to Serena and Alexis Ohanian’s wedding together. Also, Hammond was often seen watching his girlfriend’s games from the courtside. But in 2019, they ended their relationship.
Who Else Has Williams Dated?
Fans started to think that Williams and fellow tennis player Reilly Opelka were dating after Hammond because they were seen together a lot in 2021. But it looks like they are just good friends. During an Instagram Q&A, when a fan asked if she and Opelka were dating, she said, “No, @ReillyOpelka shut me down.”
Before she started dating Hammond, Williams was with professional golfer Hank Kuehne from 2007 to 2010. And in 2012, she dated Cuban model Elio Pis, with whom she had worked on her fashion line EleVen.
Intends She To Get Married?
Williams responded on Instagram to admirers who continued to inquire about her marital status. According to Essentially Sports, she stated, “I am frequently asked whether I am married, if I am getting married, and if I will marry you. “The answer to each question is NO.”
In addition, Williams told Cosmopolitan in 2021 that marriage is not her primary priority, especially since she appreciates her independence.
She stated, “Many of my friends don’t believe me when I claim I’m happy with my life and have no desire to alter it. They do not think that I am not desperate. They say things such as, ‘You’ll miss your window’ I’m like, ‘Please, relax. Perhaps you feel this way, but I do not. I promise you I don’t.'”
Spoken like a true queen.
The dating perspective of Venus Williams.
Venus talked about the pressures women experience to settle down and find love in an interview with Cosmopolitan published in September 2021, saying that she herself is content with her single status.
“I have a lot of friends who don’t believe me when I say that I like my life and I don’t want to change it for any reason,” Venus told the outlet at the time. “I’m not desperate and they don’t believe me. They say things like, ‘You’re going to miss your window.’ I’m like, ‘Please, relax. You might feel this way, but I don’t. I promise you, I don’t.’”