Venus Williams labeled a sex addict

    Venus Williams is being saddled with a rather unflattering label: sex addict.

    The tennis pro, who won a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics back in August, has a new man in her life and she just can’t keep her hands off of him!

    Venus told Affari Italiani that she’s dating a man named Enrico, stating that “he’s a 29-year-old businessman and he comes from Rome—but I’m not going to say more.”

    She did say, though, that she’s "like an octopus" around him. While most would take that to mean she’s just very affectionate with her boo, one foreign publication took it a step further. Apparently the Austrian Times took that as license to call Venus a "sex addict" in attempt to make the story a little steamier.

    Venus has not commented on the label at this time, but in the original article she never explicitly stated that they were sexually active. Neither did she refer to herself as a sex addict.

    It should be noted that both Venus and her sister Serena have claimed to be very committed to their faith as Jehovah’s Witnesses. And supposedly Venus, who didn’t even mention her boo’s full name, has said in the past that she is abstaining from sex.



    —Sonya Eskridge




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