Serena Williams and husband Alexis Ohanian welcome second daughter


Tennis legend Serena Williams and her husband, tech entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian, have welcomed their second baby girl together. The couple first shared they were expecting another baby in May at the Met Gala in New York City.

The couple first revealed their baby news on TikTok, with Williams, 41, sharing a video that begins with the family sitting at a table with daughter Olympia, as Ohanian, 40, types on a laptop in front of them. Williams gets up, returning with a tightly swaddled newborn, and Olympia leans in and plants a kiss on her baby sister’s forehead. The video ends with shots of the family of four.

Ohanian later shared the happy news on Instagram along with a family photo and the caption: “Welcome, Adira River Ohanian. I’m grateful to report our house is teaming [sic] with love: a happy & healthy newborn girl and happy & healthy mama. Feeling grateful. @serenawilliams, you’ve now given me another incomparable gift — you’re the GMOAT Thanks to all the amazing medical staff who took care of my wife & our daughter 🙏 I’ll never forget the moment I introduced @olympiaohanian to her baby sister … Your peace would have been like a river, your well-being like the waves of the sea.”

Willians and Ohanian were married in 2017, the same year their daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. (who goes by Olympia) was born. Williams announced in a Vogue essay last August that she was planning to retire from tennis to focus on growing her family: “I have never liked the word retirement. Maybe the best word to describe what I’m up to is evolution. These days, if I have to choose between building my tennis résumé and building my family, I choose the latter.” 

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian Welcome Baby No. 2

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