Serena Williams joyfully announced her second pregnancy at the star-studded Met Gala.
In a night of glamour and fashion, tennis legend Serena Williams graced the red carpet of the 2023 Met Gala and made a heartwarming announcement that she and husband Alexis Ohanian are expecting their second child.
The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion, who retired from professional tennis after the 2022 US Open, already shares a beautiful daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., with her Reddit co-founder spouse.
As the couple arrived at the Met Gala, a prestigious annual fundraising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City, the internet was buzzing with excitement over their big news. Dressed in a stunning Gucci gown and adorned with exquisite Tiffany jewelry, Williams made sure her baby bump reveal was a memorable one.
"[I] was so excited when Anna Wintour invited the 3 of us to the Met Gala."
During a red carpet interview with LaLa Anthony for Vogue, the mom-to-be expressed her joy and relief at finally being able to share the wonderful news with the world. With a beaming smile, Williams said, "I'm feeling good now. I can breathe. I can stop hiding."
Serena Williams was not the only tennis royalty present at the Met Gala, as fellow retired tennis superstar Roger Federer also attended the event, accompanied by his wife Mirka. Federer was among the co-chairs of this year's event, further solidifying the strong connection between the world of tennis and high fashion.
Serena's first pregnancy made headlines in 2017, when she astonishingly won the Australian Open while two months pregnant with her first child. This remarkable feat was the cherry on top of her already illustrious career, demonstrating her unparalleled strength and determination as an athlete.
Her second pregnancy announcement comes on the heels of her retirement from professional tennis, marking a new chapter in the life of this iconic sportswoman. Throughout her career, Williams has been an inspiration to countless fans and aspiring athletes, breaking barriers and setting new standards for what is possible in the world of sports.
In the meantime, fans and fellow athletes have taken to social media to congratulate Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian on their growing family. As they prepare to welcome their second child, there is no doubt that the love and support from the global tennis community will continue to surround them.