What is going on with Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian? Do you think it is time to end your relationship? Eagle-eyed observers believe the couples’ Instagram accounts contains clues of dysfunction. We investigate this rumor.
Unfollows her Husband
MediaTakeOut reports Williams was caught on Instagram not following her husband. This would suggest serious trouble at home, as the blog’s often disputed author suggested. This outlet was searched for “Serena” on Ohanian’s following section and likewise searched for “Alexis” on Serena’s. It found that Ohanian only follows Williams brands, and Williams only follows their daughter’s page.
It is very easy to check if someone follows you on Instagram. Follow one account and then check the other. You will see which pages you are following that of another person on the site. With this in mind, following Williams then bouncing to Ohanian’s page reveals… that she still follows him.
It is the same in reverse, so this story has no merit. Not only that, but you don’t need to scroll terribly far on Williams’ page to find some family photos.
The same goes for Ohanian’s page. Not only did MTO not do their due diligence, but apparently they can’t even browse Instagram either.
Unfollowing is a pretty good way to tell if celebrities are feuding, but it’s public information. When Danica Patrick unfollows Aaron Rodgersk, it can be interpreted as a sign that they are not together. These things are noticed by fans very quickly—Joe Biden de-followed Chrissy Teigen’s Twitter account in February. Teigen was among those who immediately noticed.
All of this is to say that if Williams and Ohanian were unfollowing Instagram, then there would be more eyeballs than just MTO’s on it. Furthermore, social media is an intricate landscape, so you’d have to check Twitter, Reddit, and any other social platforms to see if the two were ghosting across the board. This story was absurd, as it didn’t happen.
It seems like MTO is wrong more often than it’s right. In 2018, it claimed Ariana Grande was pregnant with Pete Davidson’s baby. She dispelled the rumors. It promised Kim Kardashian and Kanye West would get divorced that same summer, but they didn’t go to court for another few years.
Williams? Gossip CopOne time, she discredited a story that claimed she faced John McEnroe in tennis. This was never true, and Ohanian never had an affair with Meghan Markle. Tabloids are often off the mark when it comes to Ohanian’s and Williams.