Serena William’s 75-year-old father files for divorce from third wife, 38

Richard Williams and Lakeisha. Getty images

Richard Williams, 75, the father of tennis superstars Serena and Venus Williams, has filed for divorce from his third wife, 38-year-old Lakeisha Williams, in West Palm Beach, Florida.

According to TMZ, in the documents filed in Florida, Mr. Williams claims Lakeisha forged his signature on a deed to transfer one of his houses to herself as well as cars. He also believes she’s stolen his social security checks.

The couple have a 5-year-old son together, and Richard thinks Lakeisha’s lifestyle endangers the child.

Richard also alleges that Lakeisha is now living with someone who has “serious criminal, felony charges pending.” He also accuses her of taking his guns, and being an alcoholic.

Richard Williams married 38 year old Lakeisha in 2010. Lakeisha is barely older than Richard’s two daughters – Serena is 35 and Venus will turn 37 on Saturday.

DailyMail reports that when they reached Lakeisha on her cellphone, she said she couldn’t talk and hung up.

But Lakeisha’s attorney, Sandy Becher, told TMZ Sports:


“All of the allegations are false and will be proven to be false when we litigate the case in court. Richard is just trying to avoid paying child support and alimony.”

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