Hi! Not trying to be rude, but if you're not obsessed with the perfect couple that is Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian, then I'm sorry — what are you doing?! The two have an epic love story, a perfect daughter, and they're basically just the ultimate power couple. So, now that I've got you on the best bandwagon ever, let's talk about Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian's body language, shall we?
First, a quick recap of their relationship history: They met in April 2015, but it wasn’t exactly love at first sight. They were staying at the same hotel in Rome, and in fact, Williams didn’t even want to meet him initially. Get this: She actually had her friend tell Ohanian that there was a rat at the table he wanted to sit at because she didn't want him sitting close to her, according to Vanity Fair. But they eventually won each other over, and after a six-hour long first date in Paris (can you even?), they welcomed their daughter in September 2017, and tied the knot that November.
Williams and Ohanian clearly have a love story for the ages, but to infer whether or not their bond is still as strong as it was when they first met, I reached out to body language expert Blanca Cobb for her expert opinion. Here's what she had to say.
In this photo that Williams shared after announcing her pregnancy, the two expectant parents are completely overjoyed. "By cradling Serena in his arms, Alexis is saying that he’s got the two most precious people in his life — his woman and his baby — protected," Cobb says. I'm not crying, you're crying!
Attending the 2017 Met Gala together, Williams and Ohanian were both glowing. "With smilies only for each other, Serena and Alexis are enjoying each other’s company," Cobb says of this photo. Seriously, these two just click!
Ugh, if you still aren't on the Williams and Ohanian bandwagon, then may I remind you of the fact that they got invited to the royal wedding? They truly do have it all, but from the looks of this pic, all they really need is each other. According to Cobb, they really bring out the child in each other, and nothing can get in the way of their love.
"Whatever Alexis said to his woman brought out laughter," she explains. "When you laugh, your body releases feel good hormones, which tends to bring you closer together emotionally. Serena has a grip on her man’s arm to keep him close. And she’s holding her clutch with her right hand, making sure that nothing gets in the way of their physical connection."
Long story short: No signs of anything but love, here!
And last, but definitely not least, this photo that Ohanian shared over the summer is a great symbol of their relationship as a whole, Cobb says.
"Alexis' big grin at his lady shows that he’s enjoying the moment," she says. "With his left arm around her shoulders, he’s letting her know how he feels about her. And she’s in front of him, which suggests that he’s supportive of Serena."
Obviously, when you're married to the greatest athlete of all time, you have to get used to supporting her and sharing the spotlight. And it seems like he's completely OK with that, if his being front row at every tournament she plays is any indication. More, they seem to always be having fun, which is a huge indicator of a relationship built to last.
"Couples who laugh together tend to stay together," Cobb says. "You need more than passion to carry you through the bumps in the road. You gotta like each other — be playful, smile, laugh, which is what you see in these photos of Serena and Alexis. As you know, relationships don’t come with crystal balls, and having a sense of humor can help mitigate the tough times. Serena and Alexis look like they’re off to a fabulous start."
Honestly, I couldn't have said it better myself.
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