Posted September 28, 2012
Photo courtesy of Gossip Extra.
Lakeisha Williams, the 30 year-old wife of 70 year-old Richard Williams was photographed above at the French Open in May. She seems uncomfortable, now we know it was because she was holding a bun in the oven!
Richard Williams, father and former tennis coach of Serena and Venus Williams, has become a daddy! Neither Venus nor Serena have publicly acknowledged their new baby half-brother. Richards wife is practically the same age as Venus, 32 and Serena, 31. Check out this excerpt from Gossip Extra‘s Jose Lambiet.
But a close confidante of Richard tells me Williams’ 33-year-old wife and rabid tennis fan, Lakeisha, couldn’t attend the tournament won by Serena because she was recovering from the birth.
Richard’s presence at the New York City competition kicked off a round of rumors that he and his wife were split.
“That’s not what happened at all,” the source said. “She had a baby the first week of the Open.”
Richard Williams was divorced in 2002 from Oracene, the woman with whom he had Serena, 31, and Venus, 32.
Their split became official three years after Oracene turned up at a West Palm Beach hospital with three broken ribs. Nursing staff suspected were the result of domestic violence. Police looked into it, but no one was charged.
Lakeisha once owned a small grocery store near Fort Lauderdale and moved into Williams’ $750,000 home in Palm Beach Gardens in 2009. They were married two years later.
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