SERENA Williams’ father and their stepmom have been urged to star in their own reality show – by the tennis star’s half-sister.
Legendary tennis coach Richard Williams, who was immortalized by Will Smith in King Richard, has been at loggerheads with his estranged wife Lakeisha for the last five years – and recently sued her for $1 million for selling the marital home without their knowledge.
It’s the latest twist in the long-running soap opera between the pair, as we can reveal that Richard has been going through an image change in recent months.
According to court documents, Richard has suffered two strokes, the early onset of dementia and irreparable brain damage – and this is testimony from his own doctor.
But the 80-year-old is now sporting a mohican hair style and is enjoying a “sizzling sex life”, according to Lakeisha, who put a halt to the divorce earlier this year.
Court documents reveal as the pair were going through their bitter break up, they had sex on the night of 9 January this year.
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The next morning, Lakeisha abandoned plans to divorce and filed a motion to dismiss the dissolution of their marriage on the 10 January.
Now Richard's eldest daughter Sabrina, from his little talked about first marriage, thinks the pair should have their own TV series.
She, and her four siblings, were abandoned by Richard, who walked out of the door for good when she was just eight years old.
She now harbors no grudge against her father, but thinks he’s always playing around.
“It’s typical Richard, isn’t it? He’s having to play games, he’s been doing it his whole life,” she says.
“I thought he was some decrepit old man, who was meant to be dying in the corner and couldn’t do anything.
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“They need to do a reality show, they just have to do it, they’re crazy. They must need the money.”
Currently, Richard is residing in his daughter Serena’s four-bedroom home, which is on a luxury secured community called Bay Hill Estates and is renowned for its PGA National golf course, which surrounds the properties, and is one of the best in the world.
While Lakeisha claims to have rekindled the romance, it hasn’t stopped Richard filing a $1 million lawsuit after claiming she’d remortgaged his home by faking his signature and he ended up handing over the place for just ten bucks.
Lakeisha then approached “hard lender” David Simon, who loaned her $279,000, which she blew on a failed trucking business.
She then lost a lawsuit against Simon, who demanded his money back plus interest, and the property was due to be auctioned on 18 February, but the day before, Lakeisha filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy and stalled the sale.
Now Richard wants the money from that property sale to go directly to him plus legal fees, according to the lawsuit filed at the US Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Florida.
Richard has already faced accusations he walked out on his first wife and kids.
Speaking to The Sun, Sabrina said Richard's desertion when she was just eight years old hit the family very hard.
'WALKS OUT ON FIRST FAMILY'
She accused her father of walking out after telling her he was going out to buy her a bike and never returning.
That left wife Betty – Sabrina's mom – to raise their six children alone.
"I had two childhoods, the childhood from one to eight was fantastic," Sabrina recalled.
"But once he left, within a year, we became very poor. There wasn’t always meals on the table. We went downhill."
Former tennis coach Williams is portrayed by Will Smith in the Oscar winning movie.
Richard married Sabrina's late mom Betty Johnson in Los Angeles in the early sixties and they had four other children – Richard III, 56, Ronner, 55, Reluss, 54, and 49-year-old Reneeka.
In Williams' second marriage to Oracene Price in 1980, the pair had Venus and Serena.
Amid marrying, they moved to Compton, California.
However, Price and Williams divorced in 2002.
Richard then married Lakeisha. The couple share one son Dylan.
The new movie King Richard shows how a man with no background in tennis and very limited financial resources guided his daughters to unprecedented success.
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