Serena Williams announces her second pregnancy at the Met Gala
Serena Williams is expecting her second child with husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.
The tennis star announced the news on Instagram on Monday, on the day of the 2023 Met Gala. Sharing a series of photos with her hubby, she captioned, “I was so excited when Anna Wintour invited the three of us to the Met Gala.”
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The couple, who wed in November 2017, are already parents to five-year-old daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. first delivery was difficult. The tennis legend underwent an emergency C-section as life-threatening blood clots formed in her body after a coughing fit caused her wound to reopen after giving birth.
Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.
In an interview with People after the birth of her daughter, Serena Williams explained that she spent the next six weeks in bed as she tried to adjust to her role as a new mother. “All my life I've physically pushed my body to its limits,” she shared. And that's the only time I couldn't control anything. I couldn't push my body. My body pushed to its maximum. It was so hard.”
And to add: “Not everything will be perfect, not everything will be great. You can't just go anywhere and expect, “Oh, I'm going to be perfect at everything. I'm going to win everything. I'm going to do everything.” It's not how many times you fall that counts, it's how many times you get up. It is the most important. And it's really good to keep your mindset like that. And that's what I've always said, really, a champion isn't defined by how many wins they have, but how well they recover when they go down.”