Serena Williams mentioned she waited moments earlier than the Met Gala to disclose her being pregnant to her daughter Olympia as a result of 'she will't preserve a secret'

  • Serena Williams saved her being pregnant a secret from her daughter Olympia till moments earlier than the Met Gala. 
  • Williams mentioned she did it as a result of Olympia “cannot preserve a secret” in an Instagram video Friday.
  • The video is for Williams’ new YouTube channel which is able to embrace “behind-the-scenes” content material.

Serena Williams revealed that she waited moments earlier than the Met Gala to inform her daughter Olympia about her being pregnant. 

On Friday, the tennis star, 41, shared a clip of an upcoming YouTube video on Instagram, the place she defined why she waited to disclose the information to Olympia, 5. 

She shares Olympia together with her husband Alexis Ohanian, 40, the entrepreneur and Reddit co-founder she married in 2017. 

The video opens with a shot of a constructive being pregnant take a look at and is adopted by clips of Williams on the point of attend the Met Gala. 

“Olympia doesn’t know proper now that I’m pregnant, so the massive reveal will likely be on the Met, after which earlier than we depart, I will inform Olympia,” Williams mentioned within the clip.

“The rationale I have never informed her is as a result of she will’t preserve a secret.” 

“Keep tuned … hyperlink in bio to subscribe,” Williams captioned the put up. 

Commenters wrote congratulatory messages below the put up, and a few sympathized with having to withhold data from youngsters. 

“Youngsters will out you shortly with none second thought,” one commenter wrote.  

Based on her channel’s description, Williams will likely be importing “behind-the-scenes” content material. 

Along with debuting her bump on the crimson carpet alongside Ohanian, Williams confirmed the being pregnant with photographs of their Met Gala ensembles on Instagram with a caption that learn: “Was so excited when Anna Wintour invited the three of us to the Met Gala.”

Williams gave beginning to Olympia in September 2017 and wrote in regards to the medical issues she skilled in a February 2018 essay for CNN.

“I nearly died after giving beginning to my daughter, Olympia,” Williams wrote. She goes on to explain having a pulmonary embolism, a lung artery blockage brought on by a blood clot, after her emergency C-section.

This is not the primary time Williams has opened up about her household life. 

In April 2022, Williams informed Insider in regards to the “mother guilt” she experiences.

“Mother guilt is actual. I all the time really feel so responsible after I’m doing one thing alone,” Williams mentioned. “I do not know if I am mother, and I do not know if my methodology works, however I am very hands-on with my daughter, and it was the identical with our dad and mom.”


Along with speaking about motherhood, Williams has given followers a glimpse into her love story together with her husband. 

The 2 met in an Italian resort after Ohanian sat down subsequent to her, Williams mentioned on  “The Drew Barrymore Present” in September 2022.

“This man reveals up and the entire place is empty. And this man, like actually tall, he comes along with his pc and he plops down proper subsequent to us,” she mentioned. “And he opens his pc and he begins typing. And I am similar to, ‘Why?’ I used to be so indignant, I used to be like, ‘Why is that this man right here?”

The pair started speaking and later reunited after considered one of her tennis matches earlier than they started relationship.