Serena Williams, Mama Disrupt

Serena Williams announces baby #2 at Met Gala

In Features, Pregnancy + Birth, Stories by Nicole Fuge

Have you heard the news? Our girl, the ultimate tennis superstar and mama-to-be [again], Serena Williams, has just announced she’s pregnant with baby #2. That’s right – this fierce and fabulous mum is expanding her fam, and we couldn’t be happier for her.

By Mama Disrupt®

Serena Williams, looking absolutely radiant, graced the Met Gala’s red carpet on Monday [1 May] with her doting husband, Alexis Ohanian, by her side. As they strutted their stuff at New York City’s iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art, Serena playfully hinted, “There are three of us here tonight.”

Our hearts are bursting with joy for this power couple, as they get ready to welcome another little one into their world. From conquering the tennis court to embracing motherhood, Serena continues to be an inspiration for all of us modern mamas.

A mama muse for us all

Since becoming a mum in 2017, Serena has shown the world that motherhood and chasing your dreams can go hand-in-hand. She’s been a beacon of strength, grace, and resilience, proving that anything is possible when you believe in yourself. Just like you, mama, she’s rocking motherhood like a boss.

We’ve all watched Serena dominate the tennis world with her unrelenting drive and passion. Her incredible achievements, including 23 Grand Slam titles, have left an indelible mark on the sport. And now, she’s embracing the equally rewarding journey of motherhood.

Announcing retirement

“One thing I’m not going to do is sugarcoat this,” Serena said of her retirement to grow her family. “If I were a guy… I’d be out there playing and winning while my wife was doing the physical labor of expanding our family.”

True that.

“I hate that I have to be at this crossroads. I keep saying to myself, I wish it could be easy for me, but it’s not. I’m torn: I don’t want it to be over, but at the same time I’m ready for what’s next.”

Focusing on motherhood

So as Serena takes a step back from the tennis court to focus on her growing family, we can’t help but feel inspired by her journey. She’s a shining example of what it means to be a modern mother – strong, dedicated, and unapologetically herself.

And as always, we’ll be cheering her on through this next chapter of her journey. So, let’s raise a [mocktail] glass to Serena, Alexis, and their growing family. Here’s to all the love, laughter, and late-night snuggles that lie ahead!