Venus, one of the Williams sisters and the older of the two, has been one of the most famous faces in the sports world since she turned pro in 1994. Since then, Venus Williams has achieved worldwide fame, so much so that her private life, such as details of her love life, has become a national conversation.
As one of the most successful tennis players in the world and one of the few African-Americans to have this reputation, Venus Williams is one of the most sought-after women in the country. Therefore, she has had her fair share of qualified applicants both in the past and the present.
A Remarkable Tennis Player
Venus Williams is a renowned tennis player who was born on June 17, 1980, in Lynwood, California. She is the daughter of Oracene Price and Richard Williams. She began playing tennis at the age of seven and quickly gained a reputation as a talented young star.
Since turning pro at the age of 14 in October 1994, she and her sister Serena have led a revolution in women’s tennis. With her father’s support, she has fought at the highest levels of the sport and won several Grand Slams, both singles, and doubles.
Venus and Serena Williams – winners of the 2008 Wimbledon title
The former number 1 in the world has participated in 81 finals and won 32 of them, including seven Grand Slam titles. She and her sister have also joined forces to form an important force in doubles tennis. Both sisters participated in 23 finals and won 22 of them, including 14 Grand Slam titles.
She is also an entrepreneur. Venus is CEO of the interior design company V Starr Interiors. She also owns a clothing line, EleVen, and is co-owner of the Miami Dolphins with her sister Serena. She is also a published author. In June 2010 her first book was published with the title Come to Win; on How Sports Can Help You Top Your Profession.
But while she has enjoyed a long and busy career so far, her personal life is characterized by a more serene contrast. Very few people are known to have ever had a relationship with the tennis legend.
Venus’ Relationship History
Since becoming a national and international star, Venus Williams has never had a husband, although there are rumors that she was engaged twice. However, she has been in three known relationships. The first was with her sports colleague Hank Kühne, a model, Elio Pis, and a businessman, Nicholas Hammond.
Venus Williams’ first known friend is Hank Kühne, a professional golfer. She and Hank allegedly started their relationship in 2007 and were together until 2010. The two were reportedly engaged before their separation, but the couple has never confirmed this.
About a year after their separation, Hank married Andy Kühne, which led to the suspicion that infidelity was responsible for their separation.
Three years after the end of her relationship with Hank, Venus returned to the dating scene with Elio Pis. Elio, a Cuban model, met the tennis legend in 2012 after he was signed as an underwear model for Venus’ clothing line EleVen.
This business arrangement quickly developed into a romantic relationship that lasted three years and ended in 2015. Although a dinner date in 2017 sparked rumors of a resurgence of the flame, it proved to be false.
Venus Williams’ third friend was Nicholas Hammond, a multimillionaire businessman who came into play sometime in 2017. Their relationship supposedly began in 2017 and seemed to be the last one for the tennis legend. The two were reportedly engaged in 2018 after images of Venus with a giant diamond appeared online.
About a year after the engagement rumors proved to be false, the relationship ended in June 2019 and it is believed that the couple broke up because they had different expectations of the relationship. While Venus wanted marriage and family, Nicholas was not quite ready for the leap.
Is She Dating or Married?
Since Venus Williams and Nicholas Hammond split up, the tennis star has not had a known boyfriend. Since the breakup, she hasn’t been associated with any personality. She may be keeping her newest beau under wraps, or she may very well be single, as is currently suspected.
Fans of the tennis star continue to wait to celebrate the legend’s newest love.