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It’s Official! Serena Williams And Alexis Ohanian Got Married In A Fabulous Ceremony

Date November 21, 2017 14:41

Serena Williams and her beau, Alexis Ohanian, have been the couple to watch for a while now. The tennis star has never been shy about showing fans some glimpses into their lives, and the duo captured more hearts after their baby girl, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., was born.

The couple recently made things official when they finally tied the knots on November 16 in New Orleans. Their journey to the aisle was eventful and quite interesting.

First comes love

Serena Williams and her team were enjoying breakfast at a Cavalieri Hotel in Rome when Alexis came in and sat by them, intending to get some work done on his laptop. Serena was not too pleased with the unwelcomed guest, so her friend, Zane, began teasing Alexis, telling him there was a rat at his table, so he had to move.

Serena later recalled that she was very annoyed that Alexis sat next to her. "There were so many empty tables!” she said. Alexis was not too bothered by their antics. In fact, he began making jokes about being from Brooklyn so he was used to being around rats. Serena ended up laughing, and the ice was broken. At the time, Alexis was not even sure the woman he was speaking with was actually the Serena Williams.

The couple hit it off from then on and eighteen months later, in December 2016, the smitten internet entrepreneur was proposing to his lady love.

Then comes baby

The public was awaiting a wedding next only for Williams to announce, in April 2017, that they were expecting their first child together. On September 1, she gave birth to the adorable Alexis Jr. Two weeks later, she shared an Instagram post with an intimate photo of her and her baby plus some details about the birth.

She also revealed that the family had to spend six days in the hospital after her baby's arrival because of complications. Since then, however, things have been great, and little Alexis has been thriving. In fact, fans cannot get enough of the cutie who happens to have her own Instagram page with over 132k followers, by the way.

And now, happily-ever-after!

In the first set of pictures of the fabulous event, which was published by Vogue, we got to see Williams in a gorgeous Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen princess gown.

The wedding date held a significance to the couple, as it was the birthday of Alexis' late mother. The woman passed away nine years ago, and they wanted to use their wedding date as a way to honor her memory.

A few famous people graced the event. Beyonce and her mother, Tina Knowles, Kelly Rowland, Kim Kardashian West, Anna Wintour, Ciara, and La La Anthony were some of the big names that made the guest list. Willams said about her big day:

It ended up being a truly fancy event, filled with such fun things as carousel ride, fairytale ambiance, and a surprise performance from New Edition.

We wish the beautiful couple and their adorable child all the happiness, and we simply can't wait to hear about the next chapter in their lives.

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