TENNIS legend Serena Williams has been busy since announcing her retirement in August 2022.
Now she’s preparing for the birth of her second child with her husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.
When did Serena Williams announce her pregnancy?
On May 1, 2023, Williams, 41, was spotted walking the Met Gala red carpet with her husband.
Before the event, she announced on Instagram that she is pregnant with her second child.
“Was so excited when Anna Wintour invited the three of us to the Met Gala,” she captioned a series of pictures showing the couple’s Met Gala look.
The power couple welcomed 5-year-old daughter Olympia back in 2017.
It is currently unknown when William’s second baby is expected.
Who is Serena Williams’ husband?
Williams has been married to 40-year-old Ohanian, a tech entrepreneur and investor, since 2017.
Ohanian is arguably best known for co-founding the social media site Reddit alongside Steve Huffman and Aaron Swartz.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, he is also a successful author, having written the bestselling book Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed, published in 2013.
The success of his career has seen him amass a fortune of $150 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Thanks to her successful tennis career, his wife has also built up a fortune of several million dollars.
As of May 2023, Williams has an estimated net worth of $250 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
How did Alexis and Serena meet?
Many celebrity couples remember falling in love with their significant other at first sight, but that wasn’t the case with Williams and Ohanian.
During an interview with Drew Barrymore in 2022, Williams revealed that she was trying to get rid of her now-husband when they first met.
“This guy shows up and the whole place is empty. And this guy, who’s really tall, comes with his computer and drops right next to us. And he opens his computer and starts typing,” she told Barrymore via TODAY.com.
“And I’m just like, ‘Why?’ I was so angry I was like, ‘why is this guy here?’
In an attempt to scare him off, Williams and her friend said they saw a rat, but he didn’t move.
“Alexis doesn’t look and flinch. And I said, ‘You’re not afraid of rats?’ And he’s like, ‘Um, no, I’m from Brooklyn. But is there really a rat there?’ I guess he always knew I was full,” Williams said.
After a while, Williams warmed to the Reddit founder and she even asked for his number before leaving, and the rest is history now.