Venus Williams and her boyfriend Nicky Hammond have called it quits.
According to Page Six, the couple have broken up after two years together, with sources telling the website the exes still remain friends.
A insider told the site: 'They dated for two years and have broken up. It's not because they don't love each other, they do. They are still friends.'
Date night: Venus Williams and her boyfriend, Nicky Hammond have officially called it quits. The couple was photographed together during a rate sighting while watching day 11 of the semifinal in the 2018 tennis open
Venus, 39, reportedly brought Nicky as her date to her sister Serena William's wedding back in November 2017, and things seemed to be headed in the right direction at the time.
Over the summer Nicky gave Venus a ring, although sources contended it was a 'friendship ring' and nothing more.
An heir to the Annenberg family fortune, Nicky is 12 years Venus' junior.
According to insiders, the reasons behind the split is not entirely clear. Some sources say the relationship had ran its course while others claim Venus was ready to settle down while Nicky was not.
Big event: Venus, 39, reportedly brought Nicky as her date to her sister Serena William's wedding back in November 2017. Above the star is seen in 2018
Big smile: Nicky Hammond flashes big smile as he attends the Inaugural Exhibition on March 5th, 2019
Nicky was a huge supporter of Venus.
He often could be seen in the stands cheering her on at tournaments, and even went to the Australian open to show his support.
Spotted: Williams wore her promise ring from Hammond while at a practice session for the 2018 Australian Open
After her sister got married and gave birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian J, the world has been speculating when Venus will tie the knot.
This isn't the first time that Venus has dated someone much younger than her. Prior to her relationship with Nicholas, she was linked to Cuban model Elio Pis, who she had been spotted with since 2012. People reported that he '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.' They split in late 2016 or early 2017, it has not been confirmed.
Matters of the heart: According to insiders, the reasons behind the split is not entirely clear, with some sources saying the relationship had ran its course while others claim Venus was ready to settle down while Nicky was not