The 2023 Met Gala doubled as a pregnancy-reveal hot spot this year, as Serena Williams debuted her second baby bump on the red carpet. (She was in good company, as Karlie Kloss did the same earlier in the night.) The tennis star, who was clad in Gucci, shared a few details about her growing family on Instagram prior to the event:
Williams and her husband, internet entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian—who wed in New Orleans in 2017—are parents to 4-year-old Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. Williams announced last August that she would be stepping away from tennis to focus on expanding her family, writing at the time that her daughter dreamed of becoming a big sister (a dream, it appears, that will soon become a reality.)
Williams has been outspoken about the health difficulties she experienced during her first pregnancy with Alexis Olympia, penning an essay for Elle that called attention to the increased rate of maternal mortality for Black women in the U.S. that nearly claimed her life (even despite her fame and access to state-of-the-art medical resources). Hopefully, this long-hoped-for pregnancy will be easier on Williams. Really, can you conceive of a more auspicious start to a child's life than an in-utero appearance at the Met Gala.
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