Australian Open Winner Naomi Osaka Talks About Her Boyfriend Not Knowing She Was A Tennis Star
Feb 22, 2021 @ 10:36am
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 21: Naomi Osaka of Japan kisses the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Trophy after winning the 2021 Australian Open Women's Final, at Government House on February 21, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)
Naomi Osaka and her boyfriend Cordae have been together for two years, but when they first met, he didn’t know she was a tennis star. Cordae Amari Dunston said, “It’s not my sport. If you asked me about tennis, before being immersed in it because of Naomi, I could only give you Venus and Serena Williams, you know? Because they’re just a part of the culture.” He also reveals he felt out of place when he went to the 2019 U.S. Open to cheer her on. He said, “I don’t know if I ever told Naomi this or not, but I felt really out of place. Like, that was my first time being in an environment like that in my entire life. My elementary school, middle school, high school was 99.9 percent Black. Kids who look like me. It just felt really weird for me being in that space. That was my first tennis match ever.” What is the most surprising thing you’ve learned about your significant other?