After winning 23 Grand Slam titles, there is nothing Serena Williams isn’t capable of. And now she’s decided to focus on her personal life by having a fairytale wedding.
The tennis star wed Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian on Thursday in a princess-style wedding at the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center surrounded by friends and family.
The guest list was star-studded and included names like Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, Eva Longoria, Ciara, and of course, her sister Venus.
The theme of the wedding was “Beauty and the Beast,” there was even a performance of “Be Our Guest” at the beginning of the celebration.
The wedding took place just 3 months after the couple welcomed their first child together, a baby girl named Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., who was obviously the guest of honor at the ceremony.
Insiders report that the couple held a rehearsal dinner at Emeril Lagasse’s Meril restaurant on Wednesday. The guests were served, among other exquisite things, world-famous beignets from Café Du Monde.
The newlyweds met by chance sometime in 2015, when Ohanian approached Williams in a hotel in Rome before the Italian Open. After dating for almost a year, the couple returned to the very same hotel where Ohanian proposed.
Williams announced the happy news in a sweet little cartoon the couple shared on Redditt
“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.”
Within a month or two of the engagement, Williams learned that she was with child, but kept her pregnancy a secret. She went on to win The Australian Open in January when she was 4 months pregnant.