Tennis superstar Serena Williams is pregnant with her first baby. Serena, 35, got engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, 33, in December last year.
She made the announcement on Wednesday by showing off her pregnant belly on Snapchat, and revealing she is 20 weeks pregnant.
This means she was already four weeks pregnant when Alexis proposed and eight weeks pregnant when she won her 23rd Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January – where she beat her sister Venus.
Serena’s rep Kelly Bush Novak confirmed the news in a statement: ‘I’m happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this Fall.’
‘The GOAT herself @serenawilliams took to Snapchat to announce she’s 20 weeks pregnant! Congratulations Serena!’ the US Tennis Association, organizers of the US Open, tweeted.
December last year, Williams announced her engagement to Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian. Her engagement announcement came in the form of a poem:
“I came home/A little late/Someone had a bag packed for me/And a carriage awaited. Destination: Rome/To escort me to my very own ‘charming’/Back to where our stars first collided/And now it was full circle/At the same table we first met by chance/This time he made it not by chance/But by choice/Down on one knee/He said 4 words/And I said yes,” Williams wrote, and included a cartoon sketch of Ohanian on one knee proposing to her.