Tennis legend Serena Williams confirmed she is pregnant with her second child at the Met Gala on Monday. Check it out in this article.
Serena Williams : is pregnant again | at Met gala
Williams is married to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. He proposed to her on December 10, 2016, in Rome.
On December 30, 2016, Williams announced their engagement in a Reddit post.
They married on November 16, 2017, in New Orleans. Guests at the wedding included Beyoncé, Anna Wintour, Kelly Rowland and Kim Kardashian.
She planned to move to San Francisco with Ohanian after the wedding.
On April 19, 2017, Williams posted a sideways picture of herself on Snapchat that focused on her midsection; it had the caption, “20 weeks”, prompting speculation that she was pregnant.
is Serena Williams pregnant again
Serena Williams has confirmed she is pregnant with baby number two, telling reporters at the star-studded Met Gala in New York that there were “three of us” on the red carpet, where she arrived with husband Alexis Ohanian.
The 23-times major winner announced last year that she was “evolving away from tennis”, writing in a Vogue magazine article that she wanted to grow her family after welcoming daughter Olympia in 2017.
“Was so excited when Anna Wintour invited the three of us to the Met Gala,” Williams said in a TikTok post on Monday evening.
Williams, a long-time friend of Anna Wintour, the Vogue editor-in-chief and Met Gala co-chair, is a frequent attendee of the annual event to benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and on Monday donned a form-fitting black gown with a white skirt.
The theme of this year’s gala was “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty”, in honour of the late Chanel designer.
Footage from the red carpet showed Ohanian, an entrepreneur and the co-founder of Reddit, gently resting his hand on the midsection of the 41-year-old Williams.
The announcement made a return to competitive tennis appear highly unlikely for Williams, one of the most decorated athletes ever to pick up a racket.
Fellow tennis great Roger Federer, in a black tuxedo and dark tortoiseshell sunglasses, and former US Open champion Andy Roddick, in a similar black dinner suit but paired with formal slippers, were among a handful of high-profile athletes in attendance.
Serena Williams at Met Gala
Serena Williams is expecting baby No. 2—and she made the big announcement at the 2023 Met Gala.
The tennis star revealed the happy news on Instagram prior to walking the red carpet, in a post featuring photos of her in her elegant Gucci look of the night—a black-and-white dress which showed off her growing baby bump.
Williams wore a black dress with sheer, billowing long sleeves and a breezy white chiffon skirt which flowed into a long train.
The piece was embellished with pink-toned crystals at the neck and skirt, and featured white cuffs with pink crystal buttons.
She accessorized the dramatic piece with layers of white pearl necklaces, a pearl headband by Lelet NY, and diamond stud earrings from Tiffany & Co., as well as her diamond engagement ring and wedding band. For beauty, she wore dark eye liner and a berry lip, and had her hair slicked back into a neat bob.
In an emotional essay, she wrote: “I have never liked the word retirement. It doesn’t feel like a modern word to me. I’ve been thinking of this as a transition, but I want to be sensitive about how I use that word, which means something very specific and important to a community of people. Maybe the best word to describe what I’m up to is evolution.”
She added, “I’m here to tell you that I’m evolving away from tennis, toward other things that are important to me. A few years ago I quietly started Serena Ventures, a venture capital firm. Soon after that, I started a family. I want to grow that family.”
She and Ohanian welcomed their first child, daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., in 2017.