Serena Williams may go down as the greatest female tennis player ever. Scratch that, the greatest female athlete ever. Sorry, what I meant was: Serena Williams may go down as one of the greatest athletes ever. She dominated her opponents like no other and has amassed four Gold medals and 23 Grand Slam titles. To say she is amazing would be an understatement, and the conditions in which she was under for her most recent title win is absolutely astounding.
Serena participated in the 2012 London Olympics, the 2000 Sydney Olympics, and also the 2008 Beijing Olympics where she took home a gold medal at each international event (2 at the London Olympics.)
So it’s no surprise her recent announcement of being 20 weeks pregnant took the internet by storm! Read on to find out more about the superstar’s wedding and baby.
Hailing from Florida, the super athlete has been ranked number 1 by the Women’s Tennis Association in the singles category for seven times since 2002.
Furthermore, she was voted the Best Female Tennis Player at the ESPY Awards. Then in 2015 she was named the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year.
But more recently she revealed her baby bump via Snapchat with the caption reading ‘20 weeks.’
Her spokesperson confirmed the pregnancy and Serena and her fiance celebrated the joyous news at a beach getaway.
Serena has also reportedly dated rapper Common for 2 years, NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire, rapper Drake and also tennis coach Patrick Mouratoglou.
Serena Williams who is 35 years old is engaged to Alexis Ohanian, 33, the co-founder of the popular site, Reddit. Their wedding date has yet to be set.
Besides Reddit, Alexis is also responsible for starting up the venture capital company Initialized Capital. He was also involved in the economical travel app Hipmunk and the business website Breadpig.
He also wrote a book in 2013 called ‘Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made: Not Managed.’
The two began dating since October of 2015 but decided to keep their relationship on ‘the down low’ despite their celebrity statuses.
Alexis proposed in Italy, at a restaurant in Rome where the couple first met on a lunch date in 2015. (Insert ‘aww’s’ here)
Serena said yes and announced the engagement via a poem that she posted on Reddit. ‘This time he made it not by chance / But by choice / Down on one knee / He said 4 words And / I said yes.’
During her most recent Grand Slam victory, she defeated her sister Venus to acquire the coveted title. She was a few weeks pregnant at the time!
Many of her fans and supporters were sharing celebratory tweets after hearing about her good news.
‘Serena Williams was pregnant when she won the Australia Open on Jan. but I can’t even get out of bed when I’m on my period. She is superwoman.’
During Serena’s Wimbledon win, Alexis was there supporting her in person and also gave her a shout-out on his Instagram. He wrote: “Our queen stopped by the center court today, so proud of you, @SerenaWilliams. 22 looks good on you. #Wimbledon.”
Whether or not their child will inherit the athletic genes of mom or the business savvy skills of dad is to be determined (maybe a combination of both?). Either way, we wish them a happy and healthy marriage and an even happier and healthier baby!