Serena Williams is currently pregnant with her first child, and she just partook in the age-old celebrity tradition of posing nude. And, as is typical for her, she completely slayed:
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"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," she tells Vanity Fair. "This is kind of how I am right now. This is happening sooner than later, and it's going by so fast...I don't know what to do with a baby. I have nothing.... I've done absolutely nothing for the baby room."
The tennis champion and her fiancé Alexis Ohanian (the co-founder of Reddit) are expecting their child later this year, and initially met in Italy when they were seated at nearby breakfast tables. Serena was displeased and told him there was a rat nearby in an attempt to get him to peace out. "We were trying to get him to move and get out of there," she explained. "He kind of refuses and he looks at us. And he's like, 'Is there really a rat here?'"
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After that amazing meet-cute, Alexis ran into Serena in a hotel van: "I see this super-tall guy get in our [van], and I was like, 'Oh my God, Jill. Tell me what's wrong. Do I have another stalker? Why is Rome sending personal security with me.... And she's like, 'No, that's Alexis.' I remembered his name because it was a unique name. I was like, 'Oh, I remember.' "
Naturally, their happily ever after started from that moment, and he proposed at the very same restaurant. "I knew it was coming," she said. "I was like, 'Serena, you're 35, you're ready. This is what you want.'"
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Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.
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