Loading...
Browsing Tag

Alexis Ohanian

Serena Williams Daughter Is Latest Celeb Baby with Verified Instagram Account

Ever since Serena Williams and her fiance Alexis Ohanian created an Instagram page for their newborn daughter Alexis Ohanian, Jr, we’ve been waiting for it to get verified status!

We checked and now the sweet gorgeous baby girl, whose initials are AO, same as the initials of the Tennis Grand Slam championship her mom won while pregnant with her, Austrialian Open, has been verified.

With this status, the baby girl follows behind singer and dancer Teyana Taylor and NBA’s Cleveland Cavalier player Imani Shumpert ‘s daughter Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr who not only has had a verified account since a baby but is also a female junior, named after her dad — just like Alexis! (Great trend!)

Other  celebrity babies with verified Instagram pages include reality TV star, singer and businesswoman Kandi Burruss‘s son Ace Wells Tucker; record-breaking winning Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps; son Boomer Phelps and, Chanel, daughter to reality TV star Cocoa  Austin and her husband Ice T.

Alexis Jr already has close to 70,000 followers already and is right behind Ace Tucker who had over 100,000 when he was just 8 weeks old.

Check out their accounts below:

???? good morninggggggggggggggg ????

A photo posted by Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr (@babyjunie4) on

That adorable cherubic doll was followed by the star of the Olympics coverage, Boomer Phelps. The son to swimming legend Michael Phelps and his fiance Nicole Johnson has over 630,000 followers on his verified page.

Trying to do my best #mpface!! Gotta do it for daddy! Love you so much @m_phelps00 !! A photo posted by boomer phelps (@boomerrphelps) on

 He even has his own music video set to a recent photo shoot. Too cute! He is a star already!

Those two have set the bar a bit higher for other popular celebrity babies with major followings like Ace and Baby Chanel, daughter to Cocoa  Austin and Ice T.

❤️ @rileyburruss ♠️♠️♠️

A photo posted by Ace Wells Tucker (@acewellstucker) on

 

By the way, this Tennis fan claims to have predicted the name and she may be right because she has receipts to prove that Alexis follows her tweets! Nice!

Serena Williams introduces Daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr to the World

So Teyana Taylor isn’t the only celebrity with a daughter who is a Junior!

Tennis Champ Serena Williams introduced her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr to the world on Wednesday.

The new mom shared the first photo of her gorgeous baby girl on her Instagram account.

“Meet Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. You have to check out link in bio for her amazing journey. Also check out my IG stories,” the reigning Australian Open champ captioned the photo of her precious baby girl nestled on her chest.

The tennis pro and her fiancé, Reddit co-founder fiancé Alexis Ohanian, welcomed their new addition on Sept. 1, a first child for both of them.

It was a bumpy start, Williams related in a video about the homecoming and leaving the hospital.

“So we’re leaving the hospital after six, seven days,” she says in a YouTube video debuting her daughter. “It’s been a long time, but we had a lot of complications, but look who we got — we got a baby girl!”

Williams also posted some photos via Instagram story.

The newborn arrived at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, weighing in at 6 lbs., 13 oz.

Congratulations again to the Williams-Ohanian family!

When your partner has a unisex name like Alexis and Cleveland Cavaliers basketball star Imani Schumpert, you can give your daughter the same name as her dad and slap a Junior on the end and instantly make her even more unique!

As is known, the suffix junior, usually applies to male offsprings of fathers.

Inside Serena Williams’ First Week with Baby

Serena Williams is doing “beyond perfect” as she completes her first week as a mom, E! News has learned.

It was announced last Friday that the tennis champion gave birth to her and fiancé Alexis Ohanian’s first child, a baby girl.

Serena is doing beyond perfect. She feels great and is just glowing about being a mother for the first time,” a source told E! News exclusively Friday. “Her baby girl is healthy and beautiful.”

“Her fiancé is the nicest man alive,” the source added about Alexis. “He really is so in love with Serena and is really supportive not only as a new dad but also as a partner. He is a busy man but puts Serena first in everything he does.”

More than a week before Serena gave birth, Alexis posted on social media a video of him getting her some groceries to fulfill her late-night pregnancy cravings: A bunch of fresh vegetables.

The Reddit co-founder and Serena have been engaged since December 2016. She announced her pregnancy on Snapchat—by accident—this past April.

The source also told E! News that both Serena and Alexis’ family members have been helping out since the child’s arrival and that “a few close friends have seen the baby.” Serena has not revealed her daughter’s name and has not shared a photo of her publicly.

The source said Serena sent her sister Venus Williams photos and videos of the baby after she was born.

Last Friday, after it was reported Serena had given birth, Venus was asked about the arrival of her new niece as she prepared to step out on the court at the 2017 U.S. Open.

“Obviously I’m super excited,” she said. “Words can’t describe.”

The source also told E! News Serena “got some beautiful flowers sent to her hospital from big-named celebrities.”

No names were disclosed. Serena is friends with the likes of BeyoncéKelly RowlandCiaraand Eva Longoria.

This article originally appeared in E! News: http://www.eonline.com/news/878769/inside-serena-williams-first-week-as-a-mom

photo source

Serena Williams Gives Birth to a Baby Girl!

Congrats to Serena Williams and fiance Alexis Ohanian on the birth of their first child.

The tennis champ welcomed a baby girl at at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, FL, a source confirmed to Us Weekly on Friday.

It’s the first child for both Williams and  Ohanian who is the co-founder of the social bulletin board site, Reddit.

The couple got engaged last December and Williams revealed her pregnancy via Snapchat, on accident, in April

Congrats to Serena and Alexis on their growing family!

What Serena Williams Said in her Stellar Mag Feature That’s Causing a Stir

Serena Williams covers Australian magazine Stellar in a gorgeous satin Michael Lo Sorto pink jacket and in her fave undergarments, Australian made-Berlei.

Inside the mag, the world-famous Tennis champ, expressed her excitement about becoming a mother for the first time by proclaiming, ” “I have so much respect for so many women [for giving birth],” says Williams. “I am about to be a real woman now, you know? It’s going to be something incredibly impressive to go through.”

Ahe added, “I am about to be a real woman now, you know? It’s going to be something incredibly impressive to go through”.

She got dragged a bit in social media for that last comment from women without children that took offense and said she diminished their authenticity as a real woman because they had no kids.

Williams and her fiance Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian are about to welcome their first child in late Summer.

Read more about that at Life with Tanay who we learned about this development from…

Photo: Jez Smith Photography for Stellar Magazine

Serena Williams Got Great Pregnancy from Twitter

img_8882

Ask and you shall receive!

Tennis legend Serena Williams tweeted out a request for advice about her pregnancy.

On Tuesday, Serena tweeted, “Any tips on how to turn over at night? I’m having trouble from going from my left….to my right….to my left side.”

She got lost of great feedback!

She can consider our fave advice from Parenting.com:

Get Support

Maternity bands support a growing belly. Wearing one during the day takes stress off your back, groin, and middle so you’re less achy at bedtime.

Use Extra Pillows

To ease pressure on your hips when trying to sleep on your side, place a body pillow between your legs.

Watch Your Diet

Eat small, mild meals to prevent fullness and the pain of reflux. Pass on the caffeine — it can make you pee.

Williams and her fiancé  Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian are expecting their first child together later this year.

Good luck, Serena!

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian Broke Down Presumptions to Find Love

williams

One thing that has been illuminating and awesome about the relationship between international tennis champ Serena Williams and her fiance, tech entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian is how the two of them overcome false presumptions about one another to find love.  They are expecting their first child together later this year.

In a revealing interview with Vanity Fair, Williams shares how Ohanian knew nothing about the tennis world but remained open to the idea of dating a woman who is a phenom in that sport.

Similarly, on the day they met, Williams spoke rudely to this geek with a laptop who insisted on sitting too close to her circle of pals who were chilling on a deck, and not expecting another guest to crowd their space.

“This big guy comes and he just plops down at the table next to us, and I’m like, ‘Huh! All these tables and he’s sitting here?,’ ” Serena recalled to the magazine, after explaining that they told Ohanian there was a rat near their table.  “We were trying to get him to move and get out of there…He kind of refuses and he looks at us. And he’s like, ‘Is there really a rat here?’ ”

At which point Serena remembers the first words she ever said to him.

“No, we just don’t want you sitting there. We’re going to use that table.”

She too fake knowledge of the site he co-founded bulletin board site, Reddit, while remaining open to the possibilities.

“Alexis told her about Reddit,” author Buzz Bissinger wrote. “Serena knew nothing about it but acted as if she did, and said she had been on it earlier in the morning.”

serena-williams-and-alexis

An awkward first meeting turned into an invitation to see her play turned into more meetings and then a relationship, pregnancy and engagement. In that order. The path is not straight but neither is life. Read the entire story inside Vanity Fair here!

photos: Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair

 

Serena Williams’ Iconic Anne Leibovitz Demi Moore Do-Over. Meh.

img_7848

I’m not jealous that the same media conglomerate that owns Reddit, (Conde Naste) owns Vanity Fair and the latter got an exclusive feature on Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian‘s love story.

I’m not annoyed that the author, Buzz Bissinger, goes a little bit overboard to ram it down our throats that the article is a “love story.” I think he mentioned the phrase “love story” like 50 times!

I’m not peeved that the wonderfully talented and famed photographer Anne Lebowitz was bestowed the honor of doing Williams’ maternity shoot even as we were pumping up our pick in another post.

I am not even fermuxed that the author tried to pump up Columbia, Maryland, where Alexis was raised as some famous planned community when as a native Marylander, I know it’s not that big a deal but hey, we gotta hype him up too.

I am not miffed that the magazine chose to have her do yet another take of Demi Moore’s iconic cover because, by this point, it has been overdone to the point that it is a cliche and I think Serena deserves more, more authenticity and more uniqueness and something more fitting.

ok. I lied. Maybe I am all those things. Jealous. Annoyed. Peeved. Fermuxed. Miffed.

Well, you don’t have to let my grudge stop you from heading over to Vanity Fair and checking out.

You will learn that the Tennis champ took a pregnancy test to prove a friend wrong and that her vomiting, fatigue and swollen breast meant nothing. Nothing at all.

img_7850

You’ll discover that Williams took several more after and eventually, presented them all in a brown bag to Ohanian a day before the start of the Australian Open (which she won) and you’ll see Ohanian described as a science geek, an Ivy League Law school dropout, who didn’t watch one tennis match before dating Williams.

You’ll get the context of my fave part:

The day of his birthday, April 24, Alexis went to the Carousel Restaurant in Little Armenia in Los Angeles with his grandparents. Serena and he FaceTimed. She was calling to say happy birthday, which might not sound like a big deal but was because she is a Jehovah’s Witness and part of the religion is not to celebrate birthdays. She was doing something she normally would not do, reaching beyond, telling him on the phone how wonderful their lives together had been.

Alexis knew then he wanted to marry her, not simply out of happiness or compatibility. She was helping him become the best version of himself because of her own work ethic and focus, with millions watching and the expectation of the public that she should win every time, what Serena herself described as carrying “three pyramids” on her shoulder. He thought he worked hard—it is part of the romance of high tech that everyone works 18 hours a day and then curls up under the desk for a few hours’ sleep with their laptop as teddy bear and pacifier—but he realized it was nothing compared with Serena.

“I felt like a door had been opened to a person who made me want to be my best self. . . . I find myself just wanting to be better by simply being around her because of the standard she holds.”

If you’re a fan of Williams or unlikely pairings or love stories, you might very well enjoy the treatment and I think for sure, you will love all the great tales and stories within.

I do appreciate all the insights from the piece even if I got issues on a bunch of other aspects of it.

It is a great read and I highly recommend it!

read it here

‪http://www.vanityfair.com/style/2017/06/serena-williams-cover-story‬

4th of July Ready: Serena Williams Dons a Stars and Stripes Maternity Swimsuit

d2260f74-8dc5-42e2-8c7e-83138c1def2f

Serena Williams has reached that critical point in her pregnancy when she’s run out of swimsuit options, she said in a Snapchat and Instagram stories share.

The tennis champ shared video and pics of herself modeling a Stars and Stripes one piece maternity suit and matching coverup from Target.

“Just came back from Target,” the biz mogul quipped on the video. This is about all I can fit.”

She acessorized her look with her signature tennis visor. What a great endorsement for Target which sells Maternity suits for about $25!

Williams and her fiancé Alexis Ohanian are the Expecting their first child together. This past April, Williams accidentally snapped the news via a monthly progression photo she thought she was privately sharing.

She has had to miss the French Open and will miss Wimbledon this year, leaving the field wide open to underlings and less successful players, her sister Venus included.

Venus has a condition and clay isn’t her surface so she didn’t make it too far in the French but I am hopeful for Wimbledon, which was her fist major. I remember it very well.

Oh and congrats to their dad, Richard Williams, who is poised to be inducted into the African Tennis Association‘s brand new  Hall of Fame!

Serena Williams Clarifies: Venus Williams’ Accidental Gender Reveal Wasn’t What We Think

chateau-eza-%e2%80%a2-instagram-photos-and-videos
Serena Williams was in PR fix mode recently after her sister Venus Williams appeared to have revealed the gender of her baby. While being interviewed following her first round French Open win, big sister Venus told a reporter that she hopes the baby will have her name.

“She’s going to call me ‘favorite aunt,'” Venus said during her post-match interview with Eurosport after winning the second round of the French Open on Wednesday.. “Every day we’re like, ‘Baby Vee, baby Isher, baby Lyn,’ so we all want the baby to be named after us.”

Not so fast, Serena relayed in an Instagram post essentially saying the pronoun “he” is not common in their household so that’s the reason Venus used that word. Hmmm….

“To clarify what Venus said, I am always joking with my sisters to see what favors I can get them [to] do for me next,” Serena Williams wrote in the “words” photo. “If I want something from one of my sisters, I say ‘Baby Venus, Baby Lyn, or Baby Isha needs it.’ I did not grow up with any brothers, only sisters and we all say ‘she’ more than ‘he.’ ”

 

Serena has previously said she planned to wait until the birth to reveal the baby’s gender.

“I think the surprise of knowing what you are going to have on that very special day you give birth is probably the best surprise you can ever have,” she said. 

Now we will know it is the truth if they have a boy! The Grand Slam champ accidentally announced on Snapchat this past Aprail that she and co-founder of Reddit Alexis Ohanian are expecting their first child.