Original article published on 25 April 2017 4:28 pm written by Elizabeth Laura Nelson
Have a tissue handy…
When news broke last week that tennis superstar Serena Williams is expecting a baby with fiancé Alexis Ohanian – meaning she was actually pregnant when she won the Australian Open in January – people were in awe. Most women in their first trimester of pregnancy (by which I mean, me) are busy taking naps and trying not to throw up, but not Williams. She was busy kicking ass and winning titles.
Still, Williams had yet to make an official announcement about the pregnancy, until now. (She quickly deleted the original Snapchat that let the cat out of the bag and made no further comment.) But yesterday she posted an Instagram shot of her baby bump, along with a letter to her unborn baby.
“My dearest baby,” the letter begins, “You gave me the strength I didn’t know I had. You taught me the true meaning of serenity and peace. I can’t wait to meet you.”
Here’s the whole thing – read it and prepare to be choked up:
My Dearest Baby, You gave me the strength I didn’t know I had. You taught me the true meaning of serenity and peace. I can’t wait to meet you. I can’t wait for you to join the players box next year. But most importantly, I am so happy to share being number one in the world with you…. once again today. On @alexisohanian bday. 😉 from the world’s oldest number one to the world’s youngest number one. -Your Mommy
Williams, 35, and Ohanian, who turned 34 the day of Williams’ sweet Instagram post, have reportedly been dating since 2015, when they met in Rome.
The Brooklyn-born Ohanian may not be a household name like his future wife, but he’s something of a star in the tech world; he co-founded the wildly popular website Reddit when he was just 22, and wrote a bestselling book about business and the Internet in 2013.
Williams and Ohanian announced their engagement at the end of 2016, with each of them posting the news on Reddit, naturally.
Image via Instagram.