Virginity at 43 isn’t believable in the current world where people get into relationships as early as in their teens. However, we do have a few who’ve seemingly broken the norm. So, if you think the 43-year-old virgin is just a movie, think again.
One of these honorable women includes Venus William, a 7-time grand slam winner, who is confirming that it’s indeed possible to be a virgin even at 42. Tennis star Venus Williams is still a virgin according to inside source.
Venus Williams is sticking to her strict Jehovah Witness upbringing. Jehovah Witness practice does not allow sex before marriage. Venus’ sister Serena did not abide by the rule of sex without marriage as she had numerous relationships before getting married and giving birth to a daughter.
“It is funny because Venus decided as a child that she would wait until she finds her husband before having sex, Serena did not go that route. But it turns out that Serena is married while Venus is still looking for a husband,” the source said.
‘I’m single,’ Venus Williams shouts
Venus says it is a cause close to her heart. She has always been very vocal about the fact she doesn’t believe in sex before marriage and I ask her if she is dating at the moment. ‘I’m single,’ she shouts, giving a booming laugh.
Venus Williams: “I’m Still A Virgin… Never Slept With Any Man Before”
Is it hard for her to meet men? Are they intimidated by her? Venus guffaws. ‘It’s not that hard,’ she says, ‘although I never meet men on the circuit, I tend to meet them back home in Florida. It is hard to find someone who is as tall as me, though (she is 6ft 2in), so I don’t have to wear flat shoes.’
Recently she was seeing an Italian film director, and I ask if she is still a virgin and she almost chokes. ‘Let’s just say I don’t want to go there,’ and I see a twinkle in her eye. Come on, Venus, have you done it yet? She squirms like a teenager and said, “No!, I have never done it before; never slept with any man before.”
She denies being lonely, holed up in her little house in Wimbledon village. I wish her luck as she signs two tennis balls for me in her careful handwriting, and she goes back to her routine of eat, sleep, train, gym, practise. She is a giant, immensely likeable, shy child-woman whose career has been a cocoon as much as a vehicle to untold riches. I hope she gets a life outside the court. She so deserves it.
Venus Williams offering $2 million to anyone who wants it
With 23 Grand Slam titles to her name and several booming side hustles (including her EleVen athletic apparel line and V Starr interior design firm), Venus Williams knows how to safeguard her body so she can power through packed days.
But it’s the way the four-time Olympic gold medalist and longtime Floridian has managed her mind throughout her lengthy career that’s made all the difference. With the theatrical and HBO Max release of the biopic “King Richard,” the world now knows the fortitude the tennis supernova’s mother and father instilled in her, from the time she was barely old enough to swing a racket.
“My parents were big proponents of mental health — not just self-care, but proactivity,” says Williams, who received a degree in fashion design from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and currently calls Jupiter Island home. “It was about realizing that the world is a beautiful place, but it’s also a challenging place, and that you have to prepare mentally to be able to handle the pressures. I was able to succeed in places where others [didn’t] because I had that support from a young age.”
She also turned to the Women’s Tennis Association, which has long offered the services of dedicated mental health staff to help players thrive both on and off the court. And now she’s paying it forward, partnering with the WTA and online counseling platform BetterHelp on an initiative that’s providing $2 million in free therapy to anyone who wants it.
“There are no barriers,” she says of the program. “You just need a phone or a laptop and access to the Internet.” Acknowledging the psychological toll COVID-19 has taken, Williams is a firm believer that mental wellness is a key pillar of a happy, healthy, resilient life.
“Nothing can buy that,” she tells Alexa. “And nothing can replace it, either. For me, mental health means being in a place where you have that peace of mind, that happiness, that sense of being free, of having the ability to dream big and go for it.”
Williams, 42, says she’s thrilled to help erase the stigma once attached to seeking psychological help. “People are talking to each other about their therapists. And not just in person, on social media, too. I love that this next generation can have the opportunity to be proactive and take care of their mental health.”