Serena Williams is celebrating her pregnancy in a way many can’t: with the cover of Vanity Fair!
The tennis superstar posed nude for her stunning Annie Leibovitz-shot August issue, and all eyes are on her growing baby bump! So beautiful!
But while she stars on the cover solo, she and her fianc├â┬⌐ Alexis Ohanian share their love inside the glossy!
Originally, there wasn’t much the couple shared about their relationship, but they both really opened up about how their connection came to be after a chance meeting in Rome over two years ago.
From what the public knows, this past December they were engaged. Of course, Serena had an inkling it was on the horizon:
“I knew it was coming. I was like, ├óΓé¼╦£Serena, you’re 35, you’re ready. This is what you want.'”
And in January, she found out she was pregnant!
For the sports starlet though, it was almost unbelievable she could be expecting — but after not feeling quite like herself and with a friend’s urging, she took a pregnancy test. And five more.
She recalled telling Jessica Steindorff:
“I’ll take it just because (a) to prove you wrong and (b) because it’s fun, whatever. It’s like a joke. Why not?”
Ahead of playing in the Australian Open, she found out the results:
“[I] did a double take and my heart dropped. Like literally it dropped.”
Months later, it seems the news still hasn’t completely hit the athlete:
“I don’t know what to do with a baby. I have nothing…I’ve done absolutely nothing for the baby room… If you would have told me last year in October or November that I would have a baby, not be pregnant but have a baby, I would have thought you were the biggest liar in the world. This is kind of how I am right now. This is happening sooner than later, and it’s going by so fast.”
Not to mention, it’s said she and the Reddit co-founder will get married in the fall after the birth of their baby!
Time is flying, but we have a feeling when the time comes, Serena and Alexis will be more than ready to welcome the new addition to their lives!
Read the rest of their love story HERE, and be sure to ch-ch-check out their heartwarming spread in the gallery (above)!
[Image via Annie Leibovitz/Vanity Fair.]