Serena Williams’ Husband Throws Shade At Maria Sharapova By Wearing D.A.R.E. Shirt To Their Match

Men of the world, if you’re looking for a master class in how to be a supportive–and deeply, deeply shady–partner, here it is.

Serena Williams‘s spouse (oh and also Reddit founder, but can we all agree the former is the bigger accomplishment?) Alexis Ohanian has set the internet on fire for the way he chose to celebrate his wife’s U.S. Open win against Maria Sharapova this week.

Through the match, he sat with his jacket buttoned up, just observing. But as soon as Serena Williams won, he opened his jacket to reveal the ultimate Sharapova drag:


A D.A.R.E. shirt.! Alexis Ohanian is a messy b*tch who lives for drama!

For those who don’t remember, D.A.R.E., which stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, was an organization founded in 1983 during the Reagan-era “war on drugs” hysteria that, as their website puts it:

“…teaches children from kindergarten through 12th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.”

You may remember it as the drug prevention club that all the potheads in your school joined as an ironic joke.

So what does all this have to do with Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova?

Well, Sharapova has only recently returned to tennis after a two-year ban for having been doping for a decade, during which she was frequently the highest-paid woman athlete and appeared in ads for everything from Nike to Gatorade–despite never even coming close to Serena Williams’s record, who’s beaten her in 18 straight matches and hasn’t lost to her since 2004.

Then there was Sharapova’s 2017 memoir, Unstoppable: My Life So Far, which was…weirdly all about Serena Williams? Specifically shi*-talking Serena Williams?

Suffice it to say the beef between these two goes deep and has layers.

So in the context of all of that, Serena Williams went out yesterday and whooped Sharapova so soundly that Deadspin called the match “lopsided” and “perfunctory.”
And then her husband trolled Sharapova for being a doper on live television.
phaedra parks lol GIF
Can you even stand it?!
will ferrell lol GIF
The internet was similarly in love with Ohanian’s expert-level shade and quickly named him Best Husband of All Time: 

Even the U.S. Open ITSELF was like 😉

So there you go! The key to being a supportive partner? Subtly shading your partner’s enemies. Well played, Alexis!