Serena Williams, Alexis Ohanian Unveil Gender of Second Child

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian anticipate a new arrival.

by Nouman Rasool
Serena Williams, Alexis Ohanian Unveil Gender of Second Child

In a delightful revelation, world-renowned tennis player Serena Williams and her husband, tech entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian, shared that they are expecting their second daughter. The couple unveiled the joyous news in a charming YouTube video released on Monday, delighting their fans worldwide.

The video captured intimate moments of Williams, Ohanian, and their adorable five-year-old daughter, Olympia, as they prepared for a combined baby shower and gender reveal party. Williams playfully declared her support for "team pink," hinting at her expectation for a girl, while admitting to some nerves about the prospect of a boy due to lack of contingency plans.

Dressing Up for Gender Reveal

Fashionista Serena Williams elegantly donned a white T-shirt complemented with a pink and white skirt accentuating her baby bump. In contrast, Ohanian sported an X-Men graphic tee and black shorts, suggesting he might secretly have been hoping for a boy.

The celebration was a vibrant affair, with guests welcomed by a rainbow-colored balloon arch crowned with a sign reading, "Our Next Great Adventure." Inside, the party was buzzing with food, music, dancing, and even a dunk tank where Ohanian found himself the target of some light-hearted fun.

As dusk descended, the couple switched to more casual attire, gearing up for the cake-cutting ceremony intended to reveal their baby's gender. However, Ohanian, with a mischievous twinkle in his eye, had ordered a yellow cake to confuse his wife and daughter, joking about his intent to troll them.

Despite the initial letdown from the prank, the reveal had a charming twist. After Williams smeared the yellow cake on her husband's face, he directed the party's attention to the night sky, where drones spectacularly spelled out the word "girl" in pink.

The family of three cheered exuberantly at the dramatic revelation. In July, the 41-year-old athlete had teased her followers on Instagram, asking them to predict the baby's gender. The fans had engaged enthusiastically, expressing wishes for a healthy baby and venturing their guesses.

The couple first announced their second pregnancy in May when Williams debuted her baby bump in a stunning Gucci dress at the Met Gala. She had then shared with Vogue about her comfort and excitement, finally free from concealing the news.

Later, in a touching moment captured on YouTube, Williams revealed how their firstborn, Olympia, joyously reacted to her soon-to-be big sister status. Born in September 2017, Olympia was the couple's first child, two months before Williams and Reddit co-founder Ohanian celebrated their grand New Orleans wedding.