Serena Williams announced at the Met Gala Monday night (May 1) that she is pregnant with her second child. In an Instagram post, she wrote, “Was so excited when Anna Wintour invited the 3 of us to the Met Gala.” In the photos, you can see that she is pregnant. She and her husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, are already parents to five-year-old daughter, Olympia.
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Entertainment Tonight has a video of Williams and Ohanian on the red carpet.
Williams announced her retirement from tennis last year. Serena told Vogue last August: “I’m terrible at goodbyes, the world’s worst. But please know that I am more grateful for you than I can ever express in words. You have carried me to so many wins and so many trophies.” The tennis star added, “I’m going to miss that version of me, that girl who played tennis. And I’m going to miss you.” She said that “I’m evolving away from tennis, toward other things that are important to me,” noting that she plans to work with her venture capital firm. She also noted that she planned on growing her family.
In an Instagram post at the time, she wrote, “There comes a time in life when we have to decide to move in a different direction. That time is always hard when you love something so much. My goodness do I enjoy tennis. But now, the countdown has begun. I have to focus on being a mom, my spiritual goals and finally discovering a different, but just exciting Serena.”
This is the second time this year that a major celebrity has announced a pregnancy at high profile event. You might remember that at the Super Bowl Halftime show, Rihanna announced her pregnancy.
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