The tennis legend, Serena Williams, graced the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City for the Met Gala, and announced that she is pregnant with her second child. Williams was accompanied by her husband, Alexis Ohanian, and the couple made a stunning appearance at the event.
Retirement and Family Expansion
The 41-year-old tennis player announced her retirement from tennis last year and told Vogue that she wanted to grow her family after giving birth to her first daughter, Olympia, in 2017. Speaking to reporters at the Met Gala, Williams expressed her excitement about the invitation from Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of Vogue, stating, “Was so excited when Anna Wintour invited the 3 of us to the Met Gala”.
Pregnancy and Gala Appearance
The tennis pro looked radiant on the red carpet, cradling her baby bump, and stated, “I’m feeling good.
I can breathe. I can stop not hiding”. She jokingly added, “I have big plans to not drink”. Williams wore a stunning black Gucci dress with white details and completed her maternity look with a pearl necklace and headband.
The theme of this year's gala was "Karl Lagerfeld: The Beauty Line" and honored the late designer. Footage from the event shows the couple posing together, and Williams looked stunning in her maternity attire. Married since November 2017, Williams and Ohanian are already the parents of 5-year-old Olympia.
In a December 2019 interview with Page Six, Williams expressed her desire to give her daughter a sibling close to her age, like her own older sister, Venus Williams. She stated, “It’s getting farther and farther away.
I’m like, ‘That ship has sailed.’ We’ll see, I obviously want more”. The Met Gala was a night to remember for Serena Williams and her family, as they announced their pregnancy and looked stunning on the red carpet.