Serena Williams‘ wedding to Alexis Ohanian may have looked like a fairy tale, but the November nuptials didn’t go off without a hitch.
Recalling her wedding day in the new HBO documentary “Being Serena,” the newlywed revealed that her father, Richard Williams, backed out of walking her down the aisle one hour before showtime.
“He was in New Orleans, he had a suit, and I know he was really excited,” Williams, 36, said, per Vogue. “But then he wrote me and said: ‘Serena, I don’t want you to be mad at me, but I just can’t walk you down the aisle. I’m not myself anymore. I’m just too nervous.’”
Williams, who had given birth to daughter Alexis Olympia two months prior, replied to her father in a collected manner.
“Daddy it’s okay, if you don’t want to come to the wedding at all, that’s okay too,” Williams wrote. “I’m not going to be upset with you about it, so I don’t want you to be upset about it.
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