Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Richard Williams Files for Divorce


Back in 2010 Venus and Serena Williams father, Richard Williams, married a woman 36 years his junior [click here if you missed that].

Now Richard has filed for divorce...

From The Daily Mail
Richard Williams, tennis champs Serena and Venus Williams' 75-year-old father, has filed for divorce from his much younger wife in West Palm Beach, Florida.
In his petition, the 75-year-old tennis coach often credited for training his daughters in their younger years and laying the foundations that eventually made them into tennis superstars, believes his 38-year-old wife of seven years, Lakeisha Williams, is an alcoholic.
He also claims she is stealing his social security checks and transferred ownership of their cars and a house to herself by forging his signature.
Williams, who married Lakeisha in 2010, also claims she moved out last year and left their now 5-year-old son, Dylan, in his exclusive care. Lakeisha is barely older than his two two daughters - Serena is 35 and Venus will turn 37 on Saturday.
Richard Williams also alleges she left him for 'a new person' who has 'serious criminal, felony charges pending who could impose a danger to the minor child,' the document reads.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

75 years old wife 35...5 year old sun...Wow
Its must be that good Florida living access to fresh farm food, vegetables, Caribbean food and the year around sun shine which keeps your body strong...Florida I'm on my way

prissa o said...

This is so sad. To have a child at his age is just questionable. And she left the child with him??? I'm sure that's exactly what he wants to be doing at his age - running after a kindergartner.

No fool, like an old fool. SMH

Anonymous said...

R in NYC says:

Hmmmmm....did he have even the slightest clue she was in it for the money?.... Oh well, let her ass go then cuz he's lucky she didn't try to kill him off.

Laa soul said...

I'm sorry that he is going through this, but I'm sure all of his daughters gave him the side eye when he told them he was going to marry this chick. They probably even begged him not to do it but considering he's an OG that more than likely fell on deaf ears.

He should have just kept her as a companion, not a wife. And to have a kid at the age of 70 is just plain selfish I'm sorry. In any event I'm sure he will have a good lawyer to get him out of this mess.

Anonymous said...

That's what he gets! Stick with a man for all that time and when they get some money they want to trade you in for a newer model haha. Looks like you traded in your wife for a hoop tie and that's exactly what your ancient azz get. I hope she sticks him for all his paper! Disloyal jack azz

Anonymous said...

@Prissa, you ain't never lied. He is an old fool for real.

Anonymous said...

Wow. It's sad but he should have known that this woman did not truly love him for him or want to be with him. I'm from the West Palm Beach area. Most likely she's a hood chick who saw a vulnerable old man and took advantage. Clearly, she wasn't in it for love, kids or marriage....just the money. And now she's chasing down one of those Palm Beach thugs. Yes, there's thugs in Palm Beach County....not the island but the rest of the County lol.

Anonymous said...

@9:14, You weren't in him and the first Mrs. Williams marriage. You don't know why they divorced. It's easy to claim "upgrade" because the man moves on to a younger person but most likely the marriage was falling apart back when Venus & Serena were kids. Similar to Mathew & Tina Knowles marriage. These people only stuck together for the sake of the famous kids and their family image. Their marriages were over long before the children even turned 18.

Anonymous said...

9:16 - I thought Palm Beach was all deck chairs and sunshine. There are thugs? That's interesting! Do you think she's on drugs?

So wait, does she think she's getting any alimony, etc.? I'm sure he's hard to live with, but all old men are. All she had to do was ride it out, take care of him, then enjoy the rest of her life.

Anonymous said...

These broads hustle games are not on point. If he's cheap (like old men are) she could have parlayed being his wife into a reality show or something and have her own money. Or start a business/Go to school for something, etc. She'll get nothing now. Can Shaunie O'Neal start teaching classes or something?

Anonymous said...

@9:40 yes, we can call the class Heauxconomics 101. I would definitely be proud to take that class online. We black women need to be saavy and learn how to leverage OTHER people's money and spin that into wealth for ourselves. Hell, white women been doing it for years.

Anonymous said...

@9:36, No, I don't believe she's on drugs. From the looks of it, she's just hood. She was looking for a come up but doesn't know how to be a proper golddigger. And no, Palm Beach is not all deck chairs lol But there is a lot of sunshine and other stuff. I love that we're way more low key than Miami though.

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