Serena Williams announces pregnancy at Met Gala and debuts baby bump in pics with husband Alexis Ohanian

2 May 2023, 08:07

Serena Williams has confirmed she is pregnant with her second child
Serena Williams has confirmed she is pregnant with her second child. Picture: Alamy

By Asher McShane

Tennis star Serena Williams confirmed she is pregnant with her second child at the 2023 Met Gala.

Williams, 41, is expecting her second child with entrepreneur husband Alexis Ohanian, who walked the carpet with her.

The retired tennis player wore a monochromatic outfit with Art Deco-inspired detailing on the skirt, accessorised with multiple strings of pearls around her neck and a layered pearl headband.

The dress code of the evening was "In honour of Karl", meaning celebrities were inspired by Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld.

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lexis Ohanian and Serena Williams arriving at The Met Gala 2023
lexis Ohanian and Serena Williams arriving at The Met Gala 2023. Picture: Alamy

Pearls were a common theme in Lagerfeld's designs and Williams' Gucci outfit was a nod to that - while also referencing his love of a black-and-white colour palette.

The outfit showed off her baby bump with Williams telling Vogue on the carpet: "There's three of us here.

"I'm good, I'm really good now. I can breathe, I can stop, I'm not hiding but... Yeah."

Ohanian also wore Gucci in a classic black tuxedo.

American model Karlie Kloss, 30, is expecting her second child with businessman husband Joshua Kushner.

Wearing a Loewe outfit designed by Northern Irish fashion designer Jonathan Anderson, her black gown featured Lagerfeld's signature strings of pearls, with a trompe-l'oeil design giving a modern, surrealist edge to the ensemble.

"I'm so happy, this is the first time I'm sharing my news, so it's very special," she told Vogue.

She continued: "I was pregnant last time during the pandemic so I didn't leave my sweatpants.

"So this is the first time I'm on a red carpet pregnant and it's a super special moment, also kind of vulnerable - so I don't know how to style a belly. I can't imagine a more special moment."

Tapping into the red carpet maternity fashion trend for sleek, skintight designs, Kloss' dress had long sleeves and a tight silhouette to show off her growing bump.

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