Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Richard Williams' Wife Files to Stop Divorce

Back in 2017 Venus and Serena Williams' father Richard Williams filed for a divorce and a restraining order against his third wife Lakiesha Graham [click here if you missed that]. 

Now Lakeisha wants to halt the proceedings because she says they're back together...

From The Daily Mail
It's a subplot almost worthy of Hollywood treatment – adding to the drama of Will Smith slapping Chris Rock for insulting his wife and then moments later winning the Oscar for his portrayal of the father of Serena and Venus Williams.
Now the tennis superstars' stepmother is trying to stop her divorce from their dad, 80-year-old Richard Williams.
And Lakeisha Williams, 43, even insists she and father-of-nine Richard – who has suffered several strokes over the past six years – are enjoying a sizzling sex life.
'The wife believes that the parties have reconciled and have engaged in an active marital life including having regular weekly sexual relations including but not limited to on January 9, 2022 the night before filing this motion,' Lakeisha's attorney Sara Lawrence wrote in court papers.
Lakeisha has asked a judge in Palm Beach, Florida, to halt the divorce, saying she does not believe her marriage is irretrievably broken.
King Richard' married his 37-years-younger third wife in 2009, seven years after he divorced Venus and Serena's mother, Oracene Price. They had a son, Dylan, now nine and split in 2017.
But Lakeisha – who is just one year older than Venus – now wants the divorce to be scrapped so she can continue her amorous nights with the ailing octogenarian.
Money is also an issue, the former grocery store owner admits in her filing.
'The husband is the father of Venus and Serena Williams and the financial condition of the parties' finances are quite complicated regarding income earned and/or receipt/payment of regular support income from Serena and/or Venus Williams for their father,' attorney Lawrence wrote.
'No financial information has been forthcoming.'
Lakeisha says the couple have been back together since August 2019 and since then there has been 'no discovery, no mediation and no real activity' in the divorce proceedings.
She also added they are raising their son together.