Serena Williams Jokes About Her Growing Baby Bump in New Instagram Photo
At the 2023 Met Gala, held on May 1, Serena Williams revealed that she's expecting her second child with husband Alexis Ohanian. Williams broke the news about her pregnancy while on the red carpet at the fashion event, telling reporters that there were "three" people in attendance on her and Ohanian's night out. "I'm feeling good now. I can breathe," she said. "I can stop hiding." That same day, she shared an Instagram photo of herself dressed in her Gucci gown. "Was so excited when Anna Wintour invited the 3 of us to the Met Gala," she captioned the post.
Since then, Williams has been proudly showing off her baby bump on Instagram. On May 2, Williams shared a post of herself decked out in Gucci, posing alongside her husband. "Planning on being stylish this time around," she captioned it. Ohanian also shared a similar photo on May 4, writing in a caption, "Mama & Papa."
Williams shared another pregnancy update on Instagram on May 26, writing alongside a mirror selfie, "Being confident is not always easy. Not even for me! Especially taking pics and being pregnant! Sometimes people close to you will try to take your joy- but it's important to remember who you are and never be afraid to shine. #wordsofwisdom" Three days later, the tennis champ had some lighthearted words to share about her growing baby bump, joking in a caption, "CAUTION: Things are not always how they appear. I am Seriously trying to figure out if the baby is in the front or….back."
Williams got engaged to Ohanian in 2016, and the two welcomed their first child, Olympia, in September 2017. They then tied the knot in November of that year and have both frequently shown off their love for their daughter ever since. In fact, they shared a YouTube video of the moment they broke the news of their second child to Olympia right before the Met Gala. "Remember how you've been praying for a little sister or brother?" Williams asks her daughter in the clip, which was posted on May 23. "Well, we went to the doctor, and it turns out I'm not getting fat. But I have a baby in my belly." The announcement was met with cheers and delighted squeals from soon-to-be big sister Olympia.
Previously, in March, Ohanian took Olympia out to dinner on a sweet father-daughter date. And in December 2022, Williams threw Olympia a "Moana"-themed birthday party. Plus, the 5-year-old received an actual pony from her parents for Christmas that year. It's clear the family's second baby will be born into a ton of love, too.
Ahead, check out Williams's baby bump photos in celebration of her growing family.