Serena Williams Gets Hitched in a Beauty and the Beast Wedding
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.