Venus Williams and boyfriend, TV Guide heir Nicky Hammond, are giving everyone relationship goals
Speculations about the lovely couple getting secretly engaged have been doing the rounds for a while now
Apparently, things have been getting quite serious between tennis star Venus Williams and her boyfriend Nicholas 'Nicky' Hammond. Hammond seems to already have 'put a ring on it', but one of his friends told Page Six that it is not an engagement ring, but more of a 'friendship ring.'
Perhaps it is indeed this 'friendship ring' from Hammond that most fans have confused with Venus's diamond ring that she has owned for many years, and this is what may have sparked speculation in the past. However, Hammond clearly declined to comment on the issue, and told the publication, “We have a firm commitment to one another to keep our relationship private.”
Tennis star Venus Williams and beau Nicholas “Nicky” Hammond out and about in NOLA. Dating since Wimbledon. pic.twitter.com/bGOQCVx8MZ— Cassandra Williams (@Cwms84Cassandra) November 16, 2017
Venus and Hammond, the heir of TV Guide billionaire Walter Annenberg, have been dating for more than a year now, and things seemed to be going pretty well for them and their relationship. “They are in love,” said one insider. “But no one has mentioned any engagement.”
Hammond, whose tall, strapping body and “bulging biceps” have been quite extensively talked and written about in the British Press, was seen seated in the Williams family box last year at the US Open. The couple sparked more rumors when Hammond was Venus's escort to her sister Serena's wedding in November in New Orleans when he married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.
Next, in January this year, the hunk was spotted in the stands to see Venus play at the Australian Open, after which, the duo went on a honeymoon-like trip to Queensland, and Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef.
It is also speculated that Venus will soon be jumping on the wedding bandwagon with Hammond, especially since her younger sister Serena has settled down with husband Alexis and her daughter Alexis Olympia. According to reports, Venus totally dotes on her niece.
For now, the two sisters are in town for the US Open, and they could even meet on the court in the third round.