SERENA Williams’ father and stepmother have been prompted by the tennis star’s half-sister to star in their own reality show.
Legendary tennis coach Richard Williams, immortalized by Will Smith in King Richard, has been at odds with his estranged wife Lakeisha for the past five years – and recently sued her for $1 million for selling the marriage home without her knowledge .
It’s the latest twist in the long-running soap opera between the pair, as we can reveal Richard has undergone an image shift in recent months.
According to court documents, Richard has suffered two strokes, early onset dementia and irreparable brain damage – and this is a testimony from his own doctor.
But the 80-year-old now sports a mohican hairstyle and enjoys a “sizzling sex life,” according to Lakeisha, who called on the divorce earlier this year.
Court documents show the couple had sex on the night of January 9 this year as the couple was going through their bitter breakup.
The next morning, Lakeisha gave up on her plans for a divorce and on January 10 filed a motion to dismiss that her marriage be dissolved.
Now Richard’s eldest daughter, Sabrina, from his little-talked-about first marriage, thinks the couple should have their own TV series.
She and her four siblings were abandoned by Richard, who walked out the door for good when she was just eight years old.
She doesn’t hold grudges against her father now, but thinks he’s always messing around.
“That’s typical Richard, isn’t it? He has to play games, he does it all his life,” she says.
“I thought he was some old old man who was meant to die in the corner and couldn’t do anything.
“They have to do a reality show, they just have to do it, they’re crazy. They must need the money.”
Richard currently resides in his daughter Serena’s four bedroom home which is located in a luxury gated community called Bay Hill Estates and is known for the PGA National golf course that surrounds the properties and is one of the best in the world.
While Lakeisha claims to have reignited the romance, that hasn’t stopped Richard from filing a $1 million lawsuit after he claimed she remortgaged his house by forging his signature and he surrendered the house finally for only ten dollars.
Lakeisha then turned to “hard lender” David Simon, who loaned her $279,000, which she squandered on a failed truck deal.
She then lost a lawsuit against Simon, who wanted his money back plus interest, and the property was scheduled to be auctioned on February 18, but the day before Lakeisha filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy and halted the sale.
Now Richard wants the money from that real estate sale, plus attorneys’ fees, to go straight to him, according to the lawsuit filed in US Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of Florida.
Richard has already been accused of abandoning his first wife and children.
Speaking to The Sun, Sabrina said Richard’s desertion when she was just eight hit the family very hard.
“GOES ON FIRST FAMILY”
She blamed her father for walking away after he told her he was going to buy her a bike and never come back.
So Mrs. Betty – Sabrina’s mother – had to raise her six children alone.
“I had two childhoods, the childhood from one to eight was amazing,” recalled Sabrina.
“But when he left, within a year we became very poor. Meals were not always on the table. It went downhill.”
Former tennis coach Williams is portrayed in Will Smith’s Oscar-winning film.
Richard married Sabrina’s late mother Betty Johnson in Los Angeles in the early 1960s and they had four other children – Richard III, 56, Ronner, 55, Reluss, 54, and 49-year-old Reneeka.
In William’s second marriage to Oracene Price in 1980, the couple had Venus and Serena.
Midway through the marriage, they moved to Compton, California.
However, Price and Williams divorced in 2002.
Richard then married Lakeisha. The couple share a son Dylan.
The new film King Richard follows how a man with no tennis background and very limited financial means led his daughters to unprecedented success.
It shows the racism, violence and hardship that the Williams family had to overcome.
And it describes how “complicated” a man the thrice-married Richard is, according to Oscar winner Will Smith.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5601369/king-richard-reality-show-wife-divorce-sex/ King Richard has been pushing to do a reality show after wildly claiming his wife “abandoned divorce plans after a night of sex”.