Tennis star Serena Williams is showing off her growing baby bump on the cover of the August issue of Vanity Fair Magazine.
In the magazine’s accompanying article, the 23 grand slam winner revealed how she met fiance Ohanian, who is the co-founder of Reddit.
The couple met at the restaurant of the Cavalieri hotel in Rome on May 12, 2015.
That night Serena was about to play her first match in the Italian Open. She was with her longtime agent Jill Smoller, of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, and Zane Haupt, who handles some business-development opportunities for Serena.
They got talking after Serena invited him to their table and from there they kicked things off.
Alexis proposed in December 2016 at the same Cavalieri hotel where they met I May 2015.
“Alexis picked the same room they had shared a year earlier, the hotel at his instruction filling it with flowers. He took her downstairs to the same table by the pool area where they had first met. No one else was there, since the hotel, also at his instruction, had cleared everyone else out,” Vanity Fair writes.
Serena also revealed her shock when she learnt that she was pregnant at the Australian Open in January 2017. After feeling a lit bit different physically, she was urged by her friend Jessica Steindorff to carry out a pregnancy test.
She admitted that she ‘did a double take’ and ‘her heart dropped’ when the result came out positive. But to be sure, she sent Jessica to the pharmacy to buy five more test kits.
Six tests she carried out to confirm the pregnancy.
She called Alexis and told him he needed to come to Melbourne earlier than planned. On his arrival, Serena handed him a paper bag with six positive pregnancy tests.
Playing with a baby inside of her was different for Serena at the 2017 Australian Open.