Serena Williams Pregnant: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Serena Williams is pregnant!

The tennis star announced the news in a Snapchat photo released on Twitter Wednesday morning. In the pic, Williams shows off her baby bump in a bright yellow bathing suit.


1. She Revealed the News via Snapchat

A Snapchat photo released on Twitter Wednesday morning shows Serena Williams’ baby bump with a caption that reads, “20 weeks.” According to Sports Illustrated, Williams deleted the pic a few minutes after it was posted.

So far, Williams, 35, has yet to post the news on her other social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.


2. She’s Engaged to Reddit Founder Alexis Ohanian

In December, Williams announced her engagement via Reddit with a poem that you can read here. Ohanian responded to Williams’ post with a comment that read, “And you made me the happiest man on the planet.”

The two began dating in October 2015, and at first, kept their relationship notoriously private. Since announcing their engagement, they’ve released more pics of one another on social media, like the one below. On Monday, the couple posted the above photo to Instagram with a caption that read: “My only regret is not pointing my toe sorry coach Garry 🙈”

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Bear necessities

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In a January post-match conference, Williams’ gushed about her husband-to-be, saying, “He’s incredibly — a really nice person,” she said. “I think he definitely treats everyone the same, which is really cool to see. Really, really nice to see.”


3. She Is 20 Weeks Pregnant According to the Photo

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Serena Williams of the United States poses with the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup after winning the 2017 Women’s Singles Australian Open Championship at Melbourne Park on January 28, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Getty)

According to the photo, Williams is about 5 months pregnant, meaning she was pregnant when she won the Australian Open in January.

News of the pregnancy has yet to be officially confirmed by Williams or her reps.


4. She Was Previously Linked to Drake

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Drake attends the final between Serena Williams and Samantha Stosur of Australia on Day 7 of the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank at the Rexall Centre on August 14, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Getty)

In the past, Williams has been linked to Grigor Dimitrov, Patrick Mouratoglou, Hosea Chanchez, Jackie Long, Common, Colin Farrell, and Drake, among others.

This isn’t the first time news has spread that Williams’ is pregnant. In 2015, Hollywood Life revealed that she and Drake were expecting a baby together. Those rumors, however, turned out to be false. The two had been linked on-and-off since 2011, but in October 2015, Elle announced that they’d split, as Williams and Ohanian had started seeing one another.


5. The Couple Has Not yet Announced Their Wedding Date

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Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian (R) cheers on his fiance Serena Williams of the US playing against Croatia’s Mirjana Lucic-Baroni during their women’s singles semi-final match on day 11 of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 26, 2017, while Williams’ mother Oracene Price (L) looks on. (Getty)

Ohanian, 33, is the co-founder of Reddit, and currently works as the company’s executive chairman. He and Williams have yet to announce when exactly they’ll be tying the knot for good.

Ohanian was born in Brooklyn, New York, and graduated from the University of Virginia in 2005 with degrees in commerce and history. He founded reddit.com with co-founder, Steve Huffman, not long after graduating.

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Can't resist a strong shoe game #nike

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In January, after winning her first match at the 2017 Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia, Williams’ opened up about her engagement to Ohanian. When asked if she feels different now that she’s officially engaged, the tennis ace responded, “It feels good.” She then added on: “I really haven’t thought about it too much, because I wasn’t even really gonna think about it until after the tournament,” she explained. “So, I just keep saying, ‘February, I’ll start looking at the bigger picture of my life.’ But right now, I’m just so focused that this is all I can think about.”