Get it, girl!
Venus Williams is reportedly dating Cuban model, Elio Pis!
Apparently they've been exclusive for several months, and even showed up to the U.S. Open together!
Pis even sat courtside with Williams's friends and family, even though she wasn't able to hold on in the tournament for very long — her sister, on the other hand, did extremely well.
Plus, with Venus's new clothing line, what better time to date a model! Ha!
1. He's a model on the rise
Pis has worked with Williams on her athletic line, EleVen. The two posed together for her website, showing off her ready-to-wear tennis apparel. The 6'1 hunk has also been featured in French Vogue with Brooke Shields and has modeled for Russell Simmons's clothing line.
2. He's a hard worker
The Cuban – who now lives in Miami – studied diligently to learn English and put himself through school. He graduated with a psychology degree from Florida International University in 2010.
3. He's outspoken
According to his Facebook page, Pis describes himself as a "constant thinker, optimistic, a free spirit and blunt."
4. He's a DeNiro fan
He loves to play checkers and enjoys reading books such as Robert Wright's The Moral Animal. The 1993 Robert De Niro crime drama A Bronx Tale is his favorite movie, and he likes listening to Miami recording artist J-Toven.
5. He loves tennis
Pis lists only one sports hero on his Facebook page. His favorite? None other than Venus Williams, of course.
We are so happy for her!
Treat her right, Elio!
[Image via Andy Kentla.]