When it comes to tennis, Venus Williams is nothing short of a legend. She is one of the Williams sisters along with her sister Serena who scored record after record throughout their career. Venus is one of the two active players to reach the finals of 4 Grand Slams. She is also a former #1 tennis player and the first black woman to do so.
With her fame on and off the tennis court, it is no wonder that fans are always asking who Venus Williams’ husband is, or is she dating anyone. Stay with us as we uncover details about Venus Williams’ love life, who she’s dated with, and her husband.
But before jumping to conclusions about Venus’ husband let’s look at her history a bit.
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A Few Details About Venus Williams
Venus Williams is one of the most well-known athletes with 4 Olympic gold medals and 7 Grand Slam titles. She along with her sister Serna won 14 doubles titles.
This 42-year-old legend was born on June 17, 1980 in Lynwood, California. This athlete started her tennis career only at the age of 14. Now she has become a legend for the black athlete community as she was the first to reach the #1 position in tennis history.
Venus is a role model for many as she has come back strong after being diagnosed with Sjögren’s syndrome. She has bounced back from several injuries on the court over the years with her dedication and resilience.
Venus has also worked to ensure equality for the women in sports. She played a pivotal role to ensure equal pay for women in Tennis. She also donated to the Equal Justice Initiative through her #CoachVenus workout program on Instagram to end excessive punishment and racial injustice.
Venus is taking a break from Tennis due to her leg injury. But fans sure hope that she along with her sister Serena will make a comeback to professional Tennis once again like they have done before.
Is Venus Williams Married? Meet Nicholas Hammond
Although Venus’ sister Serena Willams is happily married to Alexis Ohanian, Venus Williams has not tied the wedding knot with anyone. Venesa as of now is a proud single woman. She is not even dating anyone. In a 2021 interview she said she is “VERRRRY” single and might even be undateable.
This saddened her fans as she was believed to be in a relationship with Nicholas Hammond even in 2019. She was also seen with multiple other partners over the years prior to Nicholas Hammond. But fans keep wondering who Venus is actually with right now.
Is Nicholas Hammond Venus’ Partner?
Nicholas and Venus were a very affectionate couple while they were dating. They even attended Serena Williams’ wedding ceremony together. The couple did not shy away from showing their affection in public. It’s sad that the couple had broken up after a 2-year relationship in 2019.
Nicholas Hammond is an heir to the Annenberg family fortune thanks to his mother Dana Hammond. Nicholas, like his mother, is a financier and a socialite. Hammond had completed his education at New York University and went on to become a high-profile financier.
Williams and Hammond started dating in 2017 which brought the otherwise private person Hammond to the limelight of media. The couple has gone to many family occasions together and Hammonds has been seen with Williams at her courtside to support her.
But unfortunately, Hammonds and Williams broke up in 2019 for undisclosed reasons. But this was not Wiliams’ first rodeo as she has dated 2 other guys as we know of prior to Hammonds.
Is Venus Dating Reilly Opeka?
Reilly Opeka is an American Tennis player like Venus. After Venus had broken up with Hammonds, she was seen several times with the co-player Reilly Opeka.
Reilly and Venus hung out together several times in public in 2021 and fans were going crazy to know if the pair had a romantic relationship. But Williams finally answered that she and Reilly were not really dating as she replied to a fan’s question saying: “No @ReillyOpelka shot me down”. So, Reilly and Venus were just good friends
Who is Elio Pis?
Elio Pis was Venus’ date before Hammonds. Like Hammonds, Pis was also younger than Venus when they started dating. Elio was hired to work on Venus’s clothing line EleVen as a fashion model. Perhaps Elio’s great body and his modelling for the EleVen line up is what attracted Venus? Who knows?
Elio and Venus dated for a little over 5 years, but had gone on in their separate ways in 2017. The couple had started dating in 2012 when Elio was 24.
They made their first public appearance at the New York Grand Slam 2012 as they were seen kissing and cuddling in the Grand Slam stands. Similarly in 2013, Elio and Venus were also seen getting intimate on the tennis courts of Miami. But this intimate relationship also came to a close in 2017 as the couple broke up.
Venus and Hank Kuehne: Were They Married?
Hank Kuehne and Venus Williams dated for 3 years prior to Elio Pis. Hank and Venus were together from 2007 to 2010.
But the couple had made little known about their relationship public as they kept their relationship comparatively under wraps.
They had a very good friendship and a romantic relationship before they broke up in 2010.
Will Venus Marry Soon?
Venus to this day has not married and does not have any children. But a lot of fans still ask Venus the question if she is going to marry soon. As of now Venus has not shown any interest in marriage and she is happily single.
Venus says that she loves her freedom and her life as it is right now. She has explicitly said that she enjoys her freedom and is not desperate to tie the knot with anyone as of now. So, although it breaks many fans’ hearts, Venus is not marrying anyone anytime soon.
But only time will tell and if someone new does come into Venus’ life, we’ll be sure to let you know.
Short Bio of Venus Williams
Here we have prepared a short biography of Venus Wiliams so that you can see all the information at a glance.
|Full name||Venus Ebony Starr Williams|
|Birthday||June 17, 1980|
|Awards||7 Grand Slams Single
4 Olympic gold medals
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|Previous Boyfriends/Girlfriends||Nicholas Hammond (2017-2019)
Elio Pis (2012-2017)
Hank Kuehne (2007-2010)
Net Worth of Venus
Venus is a legend in the Tennis court and her net worth reflects that. Throughout the years in her career, she has won many awards and medals and signed several contracts.
In the tennis court Venus has earned up to $38 million as of 2017 only behind her sister Serena Williams with $85 Million. By 2020 she had earned a staggering $40.5 million on the court. She also earns through endorsements and her own clothing brand from $5 to $10 million per year.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Venus’ net worth as of 2023 stands at an astonishing $95 Million. This is only logical given her prowess and history in the Tennis court.
If we sum up Venus Williams’ love life and dating history, she is only ever been with 3 guys in the public sphere. Her latest love interest was Nicholas Hammond who the former number 1 tennis player dated for 2 years. Although fans thought their relationship to last till the end, the couple broke up in 2019.
But prior to dating Hammonds, Williams dated her clothing line up partner and model Elio Pis and pro golfer Hank Kuehne. But at the very end, Williams is now a happily single girl as she enjoys the freedom and loves her life as it is.
We wish all the best for her and wish to see her again on the court.