Serena Williams Gives Birth, Welcomes First Child With Fiancé Alexis Ohanian
Congratulations are in order for Serena Williams and fiancé Alexis Ohanian, who just welcomed their first child together.
The tennis champ and Reddit co-founder welcomed the new addition this afternoon, September 1, at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, per local news affiliate WPFV-TV.
Us Weekly reports the little bundle of joy is a baby girl.
The superstar broke the big news of her pregnancy on Snapchat with a photo of her developing baby bump clad in a yellow one-piece bathing suit last April.
Sister Venus Williams almost spoiled the gender surprise for fans, revealing she had a niece on the way about one month after her younger sister’s announcement.
Serena quickly addressed the slip up, saying they both have a tendency to use female pronouns out of habit.
As we now know, Venus was right this whole time!
The pro athlete was able to celebrate her pregnancy on a babymoon to Mexico days after her announcement.
Serena’s close girlfriends also threw the beauty a '50s-themed baby shower to celebrate her firstborn.
While the superstar has had plenty of hate and love thrown her way lately, the heartfelt message she penned to her unborn child during her second trimester remains one of the highlights of her pregnancy.
"My Dearest Baby, You gave me the strength I didn’t know I had. You taught me the true meaning of serenity and peace. I can’t wait to meet you. I can’t wait for you to join the players box next year."
She continued, "but most importantly, I am so happy to share being number one in the world with you…. once again today. On @alexisohanian bday. From the world’s oldest number one to the world’s youngest number one. -Your Mommy"
Congratulations to Serena and Alexis!