Just weeks after we wondered about the silence in Venus Williams‘ love life, we have it pretty much confirmed that a new boyfriend is there, while in May Serena Williams said that past breakups and heartaches have put so much emotional burden on her that she’s not ready date for another decade, but there is serious photo proof that a romance with her coach is going on.
According to People, Venus has been dating Cuban model Elio Alberto Pis, who is eight years her junior, for several months now. The relationship rumors started swirling during the US Open, when Pis was there supporting Venus from the stands. The two were also seen holding hands and kissing in the corridors of Arthur Ashe Stadium. The 24-year-old Pis currently lives in Miami. He graduated psychology at the Florida International University two years ago, but is no stranger to modeling and he even posed with Venus for her clothing line EleVen.
Only four months ago Serena stated “I have given up on dating” and now she’s spotted in France, hugging with her French adviser Patrick Mouratoglou, 42, head of the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy. Serena trained at the academy after her first-round loss at Roland Garros in May.
Serena on Paris and Patrick:
I have a place there. I’ve been kind of almost living there a lot. I found a great facility and I know Patrick and he’s a great guy. I loved working with him while I was in Paris.
Serena’s hand in his back pocket suggests that this is not just a rumor. However, the strangest thing here is that Patrick is married, as Beyond the Baseline reports.