Who are Venus, Serena Williams' siblings? Tennis pros' parents had 10 more kids
The family of Serena and Venus Williams is in the limelight after a biopic on their father, called 'King Richard,' was released. Although the Williams sister duo is well known to the world, thanks to their prowess in the field of tennis, they have a number of half-siblings, both on their father as well as mother's side that people are unaware of.
The Grand Slam winner and her older sister Venus have three half-sisters on their mother’s side: Yetunde, Lyndrea, and Isha Price, with whom they have a close relationship. The pair do not seem that close to the siblings on their dad's side though. In total, Serena and Venus have three half-siblings on her mother’s side and at least seven half-siblings on their father’s side.
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Their father Richard has been married three times in his life. He had five children from his first marriage to Betty Johnson. They are Sabrina, Richard III, Ronner, Reluss, and Reneeka. Sabrina Williams, who works as a hospice chaplain, has recently been in the news for criticizing the 'King Richard,' biopic, starring Will Smith, saying it completely erases her family, and how their dad cruelly abandoned them. "My sister Reneeka was a baby eight weeks old when my dad left," she said. "How do you leave a baby? I was eight years old, and he left under the pretense 'I'm gonna get you a bike?' I can laugh about it now."
Richard Williams then had two daughters with Oracene Price: Serena and Venus. After his second divorce, he married for the third time a woman named Lakeisha Juanita Graham. The pair welcomed a son named Dylan in 2012 and divorced in 2017. As of 2021, Dylan is nine years old. Richard also has a mystery son called Chavoita LeSane. Nothing is known about his background, except that he is 48 years old and appears to be taking care of his father, who is allegedly suffering from irreparable brain damage, dementia and is too "incapacitated" to conduct any business. According to The New York Post, Chavoita has a criminal past. He has assumed power of attorney over Richard.
Here is a look at the lives of Yetunde, Lyndrea, and Isha Price, the half-siblings that the Williams sisters have interacted with the most.
In a recent appearance on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk on Facebook, Serena and Venus Williams, who were there with their mother discussed their sister Yetunde Price, who was killed in 2003. Yetunde who was the oldest of Oracene’s five children was reportedly mistakenly killed near a suspected gang house in Compton. Last year, former Southside Crips member, Robert Edwards Maxfield, who was accused of murdering Yetunde, was released from prison last year, after having spent more than a decade behind bars. However, he was re-arrested in March of the same year in Compton, California, after he allegedly violated his parole, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials and jail records.
At the time of her death, Price was a mother-of-three, a nurse, and also the owner of an LA-area hair salon. She also worked as a personal assistant to her sisters Serena and Venus. On the night that Yetunde died, she was the passenger in the SUV of her boyfriend Rolland Wormley when she was tragically shot in the back of her head. The unfortunate incident struck when they drove through Compton near a suspected Southside Crips gang drug house. She was shot when Maxfield who is a reputed Southside Crips gang member fired a dozen rounds from an Ak-47 rifle. The cops revealed that the intended target was Yetunde's boyfriend who escaped with no injuries.
The same day a movie about the family was released in theaters and on HBO Max, Serena Williams posted a video on Instagram where she was seen vacationing in a warm location with sister Lyndrea. In the clip, Serena and Lyndrea aren't visible, but a nice voice singing Enya can be heard. Serena captioned her video, "My sister's beautiful voice ... vs mine."
According to her Instagram page bio, Lyndrea works as a creative costumer for Venus Williams' clothing brand, Eleven.
Back in September this year, Venus Williams hit the road in Barcelona with her sister Isha Price. In the stadium that hosted the 1992 Olympic Games, Venus shot a fun 30-minute video alongside Isha as part of their "Wellness with Venus" Instagram series. "Get ready to get inspired by Olympic athletes who faced and conquered their mental health challenges," Venus wrote on Instagram.
Isha is an American lawyer and also a producer. According to her IMDB profile, she is one of the producers of 'King Richard.'