How Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian Use an App to Keep Their Marriage Strong

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian | Getty Images/Theo Wargo

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian are a very cute couple, who probably have busy schedules given their work. But they also made headlines for going on romantic getaways together. How do they pull that off? Ohanian revealed their romantic traditions, which includes using an app to make their marriage strong.

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian use Google Calendar to plan out their whole year

Serena Williams at the royal wedding of Meghan and Harry
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Serena Williams is busy traveling the world to compete all year, while Alexis Ohanian is also traveling for work. So the couple makes sure they see each other enough to keep their marriage strong.

Comparing calendars isn’t romantic,” Ohanian said according to Glamour “but at the start of every year, Serena and I map out our schedules so ideally there isn’t more than a week that we go without seeing each other.”

He continued with, “I brought Google Calendar into her world so we could see each other’s schedules at any time, which would also make it easier to plan an impromptu call if we’re away from each other—a day without FaceTime is rough when you’ve been away from each other for two weeks.”

He also makes breakfast for them on Sundays

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian | Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

The husband also revealed a cute tradition he took on to make their weekends special. This is also probably possible from their pre-scheduling.

“But the real scoop on ‘going big’ for my wife would never go viral—it’s our simple Sunday tradition,” said the Reddit founder. “Growing up, my dad would make pancakes every Sunday. They were delicious, but it wasn’t just about the food. It was about being together.”

He continued with “So on Sunday mornings, I make breakfast for the family and it doesn’t cost me a thing, except for gluten-free flour (I had to modify Dad’s recipe a bit), some eggs, almond milk, a secret ingredient, and berries (Olympia loves raspberries).”

Although Ohanian credit the help of Google Calender for them staying on track, there are limits the couple has when it comes to technology on this day. “There are no phones, just conversation,” continued Ohanian. “And we’ll spend the day together lounging around the house, or playing hide-and-seek, or going for a swim in the pool.”

The two have gone on trips like going to Italy for dinner

The couple previously made headlines for their romantic dates. Alexis Ohanian posted a picture of them on a gondola with the caption, “She wanted Italian for dinner, so…”

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The caption made it sound like a random stop but it could have been scheduled by their tradition of planning things out. Williams posted her own video relaxing in Italy with the caption, “Loving family time in beautiful Italy. What an insane room I stayed in. I got to look at stars from my bed at night!! This week has been a dream! 🇮🇹.”

Planning a year in advance with your partner doesn’t sound romantic, but it looks like it leads to romance for the married couple.

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