Serena Williams Reveals She Got Great Relationship Advice From Oprah Winfrey

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Serena Williams and her husband, Alexis Ohanian, may take the ‘couple goals’ title. 

Serena is letting us in on a little secret, as she revealed prior to her meeting her now husband, she got some relationship advice from none other than Oprah Winfrey herself. “Oprah said, ‘Never let anyone dim your light.’ That really stuck with me. Alexis doesn’t dim my light.” She mentioned in an interview for the cover of Allure’s February 2019 issue. 

In response to that set of advice, Williams let it be known, “He doesn’t try to dim my light. He puts me in the light, even if I don’t want to be.” 

“He pushes me to further points I never thought about. It always was something that I could see in some relationships- my light would be dimmer. Now I feel like I can shine really bright and still do everything that I want to do,” she continued. 

Williams is in a good place with her partner, and it shows. “Not to knock anyone else I was with before, because they were all mostly amazing, but I know now I can be selfish, have a great career, and a great partner, someone that believes in me,” she said. 

The advice Oprah gave her must’ve been great because, well, it worked! 

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