After a spate of high-profile relationships, World No.2 tennis ace Serena Williams seems to have finally found her match as she announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.Barring a few photographs on social networking site Instagram, Serena and 33-year-old Ohanian have kept their relationship hush-hush.Serena Williams has dated many A-list celebrities in the past.And, hey, if she wants to be with the guy with a black heart, go for it.”Serena Williams of the United States arrives with her partner and coach Patrick Mouratoglou during a photocall at The Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens after winning the 2015 Australian Open es) (Getty Images) Not one to take things lying down, Sharapova retorted by saying, “If she wants to talk about something personal, maybe she should talk about her relationship and her boyfriend that was married and is getting a divorce and has kids.”The comment was a dig at the American’s relationship with her coach Patrick Mouratoglou.Williams was also rumoured to be dating rapper Drake last year, but it turns out she may have been dating Ohanian at the time.
My inspirational co-presenter Jon Snow is 67, John Humphrys shows no sign of fading faculties at 71, and David Dimbleby will again be the stalwart of the BBC’s election coverage at the grand old age of 76. I’m pleased that right now female presenters in their 40s, such as ITN’s Julie Etchingham (45) and myself, are no rarity, and it will be good to be able to count on Kay Burley (53) to hold her own in the joint Sky/Channel 4 election broadcast.
My ITN colleague Penny Marshall told the committee she was “over 50 and proud of it”, but acknowledged that she was “kind of the last woman standing”.
The absence of women of a certain age on the small screen in news and current affairs is worrying if you’re a woman planning a long and fruitful career in the industry.
But for me, it's rarely been as difficult as during our Dispatches documentary which tackles the issue within the ultra orthodox Jewish community, the Charedi.
People really do need to stop asking about her retirement plans, she fulminated this week.