Hey, quick question: Have you heard Serena Williams is pregnant? Provided that you don't live under a rock, you are probably familiar with the fact that Serena is preggo. Today blessed us with the news that Serena posed for Vogue's September issue, and wow, does she look gorg. But this is not the first preggers photoshoot Serena's posed for, as she bared her belly for both Vanity Fair and Stellar Magazine in the near past.
Legendary photographer Mario Testino captured a very pregnant Serena in some very expensive threads. In the above look, Serena sports Zoë Chicco earrings and a Ralph Lauren Collection dress that retails for $2,450. Below, she wears custom Atelier Versace. Casual!
We are all eagerly awaiting the child of the world's greates athlete and one of America's foremost nerds. But no one is more excited than the expecting parents.
“Alexis thinks we’re having a boy, but I have a strong suspicion that it’s a girl,” Serena said. “Two weeks after we found out, I played the Australian Open. I told Alexis it has to be a girl because there I was playing in 100-degree weather, and that baby never gave me any trouble. Ride or die. Women are tough that way.”
And as far as those who have questioned what the state of her tennis career will look like post-baby, you need not worry.
“I used to think I’d want to retire when I have kids, but no. I’m definitely coming back. Walking out there and hearing the crowd, it may seem like nothing. But there’s no better feeling in the world,” she said.
Prior to her nearly-nude Vanity Fair cover, Williams was nervous, but was ultimately pleased with how "raw" it was.
“Being black and being on the cover was really important to me,” she said. “The success of one woman should be the inspiration to another, and I’m always trying to inspire and motivate the black girls out there. I’m not a model. I’m not the girl next door. But I’m not hiding. Actually, I look like a lot of women out there. The American woman is many women, and I think it’s important to speak to American women at a time when they need encouragement. I’m not political, but I think everyone is worried, to a degree.”
In the aftermath of this weekend's tragic events, this sentiment only hits home harder.
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