Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian’s family just got bigger!
The couple welcomed their second child, a baby girl named Adira, on August 22. Ohanian confirmed the name and date in an Instagram post showing a portrait of the family of four today.
“Welcome, Adira River Ohanian,” he wrote in the caption. “I’m grateful to report our house is teaming with love: a happy & healthy newborn girl and happy & healthy mama. Feeling grateful. @serenawilliams you’ve now given me another incomparable gift — you’re the GMOAT. Thanks to all the amazing medical staff who took care of my wife & our daughter 🙏 I’ll never forget the moment I introduced @olympiaohanian to her baby sister.”
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Williams and Ohanian welcomed their first child, five-year-old daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., in September 2017.
Williams announced her second pregnancy at the 2023 Met Gala, where she debuted her baby bump while wearing a body-hugging black Gucci gown. Later on Instagram, she confirmed the baby news by expressing her excitement over “the 3 of us [going] to the Met Gala,” referencing her and Ohanian’s incoming addition as the third guest.
In an emotional essay published last year about her retirement from tennis, the superstar athlete revealed her intention to expand her family.
“I have never liked the word retirement. It doesn’t feel like a modern word to me. I’ve been thinking of this as a transition, but I want to be sensitive about how I use that word, which means something very specific and important to a community of people. Maybe the best word to describe what I’m up to is evolution,” she wrote at the time. “I’m here to tell you that I’m evolving away from tennis, toward other things that are important to me. A few years ago I quietly started Serena Ventures, a venture capital firm. Soon after that, I started a family. I want to grow that family.”
This article originally appeared in Harper’s BAZAAR US.