Serena Williams has welcomed her second daughter with husband Alexis Ohanian and shared the first glimpse of her newborn in an adorable TikTok video on Tuesday
Serena Williams Gives Birth to Second Child
Serena Williams’s husband announced on Tuesday that the tennis superstar has given birth to her second daughter. He added that both mother and child are “happy and healthy.”
“I’m grateful to report that our house is teaming with love: a happy & healthy newborn girl and a happy & healthy mama,” wrote Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit, on Instagram.
He posted a photo of himself hugging both his daughters, with Serena Williams beaming beside them.
The 41-year-old tennis icon who earlier this month announced the gender of her baby, shared a sweet clip of herself, husband and daughter Olympia, five, with the newborn baby - named Adira River Ohanian - and captioned: 'Welcome my beautiful angel'.
In the video Serena is seen looking radiant in a pink dress in honor of her new daughter as she walks over to Alexis and kisses him.
Olympia, also in pink, walks over to join her parents, who kiss her, before Serena indicates she has forgotten something.
The star then walks back into frame cradling the couple's newborn daughter as the family celebrate their second child.
Earlier this month Serena revealed the gender of her daughter alongside her husband at a party.
The tennis player and her spouse first met when they ran into each other at a hotel in Rome in May of 2015, and they began dating not long afterward.
The pair went on to become engaged in December of 2016, and they welcomed daughter Olympia the following September.
The two subsequently tied the knot during a star-studded wedding ceremony that took place in New Orleans that November.
The former athlete spoke about motherhood during an interview with Vogue, where she expressed that she did not see herself as a parent during her younger years.
'Earlier in my career, I never thought about having kids. There were times when I’ve wondered if I should ever bring kids into this world, with all its problems. I was never that confident or comfortable around babies or children,' she said.
Williams then expressed that she had since learned to embrace parenthood and remarked that she had become particularly attached to her daughter.
'The fact is that nothing is a sacrifice for me when it comes to Olympia. It all just makes sense,' she said.