The One Where Venus And Serena’s Dad Marries A 32-Year Old

Oh, you didn’t hear this one yet? He’s 69, oh by the way.  From the Palm Beach Post:

Tennis champs Venus and Serena Williams have a new stepmom — and she’s barely older than the Palm Beach Gardens sisters are!

Their famous stage dad, Richard Williams, was quietly hitched two days before New Year’s Eve to a grocery store owner who is 37 years younger.

According to a marriage license in the Palm Beach County archives, the 69-year-old Richard Williams was legally wed for the second time Dec. 29 to a 32-year-old Broward native Lakeisha Graham.

They were engaged for nearly two years before Richard marched into the county courthouse on PGA Boulevard to trade I dos with Graham, who bears a faint resemblance to hip-hop star Rihanna.

Page2Live broke the story of the May-December hookup in March 2009 when the lovebirds were on a shopping spree at Sports Authority in West Palm Beach and asked a paparazzi to snap their photo.

At the time, Richard first called Graham his new wife then said the two were planning to be wed after the 2009 Ericsson Open. And he wouldn’t talk about Venus and Serena’s feeling about the age difference.

Richard Williams, who’s credited for shaping Venus, 30, and Serena, 29, into No. 1-rated players, was divorced from their mom, 58-year-old Oracene, in 2002 — after allegations of domestic violence surfaced.

Three years earlier, Oracene turned up at Columbia Hospital in West Palm Beach with three broken ribs that nursing staff suspected were the result of a spat with Richard. Police looked into it and talked to the sisters, but no one was charged.

Richard’s latest office phone number has been disconnected and he couldn’t be reached for comment. Graham, who has been using the address of Richard’s Palm Beach Gardens home for two years, couldn’t be contacted.

He kind of looks like Red in Shawshank.  As Red would say, “get busy livin’, or get busy dyin’!”

Mr. Williams, doing the damn thing!  Can’t wait to see if the new Mrs. Williams comes to all the matches.

[Palm Beach Post]

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