The Moment Serena Williams Shared Her Pregnancy News With Daughter Olympia Is a Grand Slam

Before Met Gala 2023, pregnant Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian told their daughter Olympia that they're expecting baby no. 2. And the 5-year-old had a truly adorable reaction.

By Elyse Dupre May 24, 2023 2:53 PMTags
Watch: Serena Williams Announces She's EXPECTING Baby No. 2

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian scored a priceless reaction from daughter Olympia when they told her they're expecting baby no. 2.

The pregnant tennis champ and Reddit cofounder waited until the day of the May 1 Met Gala to share the news with their 5-year-old out of fear she'd spill the beans.

"Olympia does not know right now that I am pregnant," Serena shared in a May 23 YouTube video, "but she did call me fat and then she got really stressed out. She was like, 'Mommy, you're fat.' I try not to take it personal 'cause I'm like super into fitness, but I'm like, 'Um, am I?'"

So, the couple sat Olympia down on the couch and told her a baby is on the way. 

"Remember how you've been praying for a little sister or brother?" Serena asked. "Well, we went to the doctor, and it turns out I'm not getting fat but I have a baby in my belly."

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And her response was one you'll want to see for yourself.

"Are you kidding me?" Olympia asked her parents. And after they confirmed she's going to be a big sister, the little one hugged her mom. "Oh my god!" she added. "I'm so excited!"

Like, really excited. So much so, in fact, that Olympia ran off screaming with joy and appeared to take a tumble off-camera before noting, "I'm OK!"

Alexis filled her in on what the new role requires. "You got a lot of work to do," the tech investor explained. "You've got to do a lot of work getting ready to be a big sister."

But there was one more piece of business they had to take care of first: Keeping Olympia quiet until after the Met Gala, where Serena debuted her baby bump in a black Gucci gown with white tulle.

"This is a really important time where this is the look that I'm gonna show my daughter or my son when they're born," the recently retired athlete shared. "One day, they'll look back and they'll see, 'This is how mommy expressed herself and told everyone that she was pregnant with you.' And you want this moment to be totally iconic and totally fresh but yet really special."


Indeed, it was.

"I think it went well," she said in the video. "We walked the red carpet, we made the announcement and most of all we had a blast."

Keep reading to see what a blast motherhood has been so far with Serena and Olympia's cutest pictures…

Smart and Strong

...Like Her Mama.

Sleeping Beauty


Mommy and Daughter

Serena and her little girl love Snapchat!

Pretty in Pink

"Making moves," read the caption on the photo, posted on the child's Instagram page.

Baby's First Halloween

"When you realize you're the hero Gotham needs," read the caption on the photo, posted on the child's Instagram page.

Bath Time

Serena posted on her Instagram page this photo of Alexis and baby Alexis, writing, "We love bath time."


Serena showcases her new wedding ring in this adorable pic of her daughter.

Teddy Bear Cutie

"Wait till I see you S," read the caption to this photo, posted on the child's Instagram page in December 2017.

Quality Time With Auntie

Olympia appears with Serena's sister Isha Price.


"Dad & I hit the gym hard today," read the caption to this photo, posted on the child's Instagram page in December 2017.


Mommy and daughter are twinsies!

New Year's Eve

The happy mama has some fun on Snapchat.

Dress Up Time

Serena's baby girl rocks a Janie and Jack's striped sweater dress on Instagram Stories. 

Sock Hop Style

Introducing the most stylish mother-daughter duo!

Coolest Kid

Olympia meets LL Cool J.


Serena and Olympia rock matching pink.

Sleeping Beauty

Even though she's dressed like Snow White, Olympia channels Sleeping Beauty during nap time.

Tea Time

"olympiaohanian loves her afternoon tea," Serena captioned this July 2022 snap, "and cheering for mama."

Zoom Squad

Olympia rides around a golf car with mom Serena and dad Alexis Ohanian Sr.

Big Sister Alert

Olympia became a big sister when Serena gave birth to daughter Adira River Ohanian in August 2023.

Precious Moments

The tiny tot is all smiles when she meets her little sister for the first time.

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