Celebrities are congratulating Serena Williams, who revealed on Wednesday she’s pregnant. See celebratory reaction tweets from Hollywood stars and famous fans below.
Williams announced the news on Snapchat, sharing a selfie in which she’s flaunting her unmistakable baby bump. The superstar athlete captioned the photo, “20 weeks.” The joyous announcement comes just a few months after Williams became engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. As Gossip Cop reported in December, she broke the engagement news by publishing a poem on his article-sharing site.
Now the couple is set to become not just newlyweds, but also first-time parents. Williams will make her first formal appearance as a mom-to-be when she gives a TEDTalk next week. But, unbeknownst to fans, the tennis player already had her baby on board when Williams competed in and won the Australian Open in January.
Williams’ famous admirers are now celebrating the pregnancy news now that it’s out. Rosie O’Donnell exclaimed, “Serena Williams is a GODDESS SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!” Piers Morgan tweeted, “So @serenawilliams was pregnant when she won the Australian Open – amazing! Congrats to a great player & lovely lady.” And Gabrielle Union posted not one, not two, but 10 heart emojis.
She also retweeted a Williams fan, who pointed out, “Serena Williams was pregnant when she won her 23rd grand slam tournament at the Australian Open. And did not drop ONE SET. Let that sink in.” Union wrote in response, “THIS!!!!” Trevor Noah also joked, “So Serena cheated. Because that’s technically a doubles match.”
“There’s gonna be a baby GOAT ….. We are so happy, and we know @serenawilliams will be a great mother,” tweeted Andy Roddick. Wife Brooklyn Decker said, “She won a grand slam pregnant. I needed Andy to dress me, carry me, and delicately place me on the toilet when I was 4 weeks pregnant.” William’s rep later revealed she’s due in the fall.