It seems congratulations are in order! Richard Williams, father of tennis greats Venus and Serena, is a father again. The man is 70 years old.
According to Gossip Extra, Richard’s wife Lakeisha gave birth to a little boy just a few weeks ago and that’s why their father wasn’t able to attend the U.S. Open. There had been a rumor floating around that maybe the couple were on the “outs” and that’s why they chose not to be seen but apparently they were just celebrating their new bundle of joy.
Oddly enough, no one in the family has made mention of the little one. Serena is very active on Twitter and is known for “subtweeting” (for all you non-Twitter heads, its the same as a subliminal message – just on Twitter) but none of her tweets would have had anyone guess that she might soon be sharing the load in changing her baby brother’s diapers.
Oh, here’s a kind of creepy fact: at age 33, Lakeisha is only one year older than Venus and two years older than Serena. The sisters do seem to have a good relationship with their dad but I have to wonder how weird that meeting was three years ago when Richard and Lakeisha first started dating (they were married last year).
Have you ever seriously dated a man at least 20 years older than you? If you’ve never done it, would you try it? If you have, would you do it again? What about kids? Would you have children with a much older man?