Serena Williams just announced that she is 20 weeks pregnant for fiancé, Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit. Even though it was well known that Serena was engaged since late last year, Black men on social media are not taking the news too well.
When the news of Serena’s pregnancy broke, the comments started flying on Twitter and Facebook. A lot of Black men thought it was ridiculous that Serena Williams remained a virgin after dating so many Black men but yet she gave it up to a White man before marriage. A lot of men might have forgotten that Serena Williams is currently engaged to the man she is pregnant for, a place she never got with any of the Black men she dated. Of course, engagement and marriage are two different things but a ring is a ring. Like Beyoncé said, “If you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it.”
So Serena got her ring, now she is no longer a virgin and she is pregnant. Black men need to leave her alone and let her be happy. In fact, Serena should be a wakeup call to Black men all over the world. If the Black man refuses to treat the Black woman like wife material, another man from a different ethnicity will step in and do just that and you will have no one to blame but yourself.
So Black men, don’t bash Serena for being pregnant for a white man. Congratulate her. Congratulate them both. Serena has dated many Black men, none of them put a ring on the finger, and a white man stepped in and did the job. That’s what fairytales are made of.