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‘I’ll Never Forget the Moment..’- Serena Williams’ Husband Alexis Ohanian Pens Down Emotional Note of Gratitude to Wife After Becoming Father for the Second Time

Published 08/22/2023, 2:54 PM EDT

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In a momentous occasion that has the world and all of us tennis fans buzzing with excitement, WTA legend Serena Williams and her husband, Alexis Ohanian, have welcomed their second child. It is a beautiful baby girl after their firstborn Olympia, who is already a fan favorite. The news of the birth broke like wildfire today after Serena and Alexis both took to their social media handles to share the news with their fans. Sending waves of congratulations, fans, friends, and fellow celebrities across the globe are celebrating the birth of this very special “Jelly Bean” who has an even more unique name.

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Alexis, who keeps setting the dad-bar high every day, is enthralled at the birth of his daughter. Relishing the moment, he decided to welcome his baby girl with a very special post on X, breaking the news to his fans. Alongside an adorable photo of the family of four, the new dad expressed his excitement in a heartwarming gesture.

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The couple have decided to name their little “Jelly Bean” Adira River Ohanian. The choice of the name “Adira River” is significant and brimming with personal meaning. “Adira” is a name that exudes strength and elegance, echoing the qualities that have defined Serena’s illustrious career. Meanwhile, “River” symbolizes the flow of life, continuity, and a deep connection to nature. The combination reflects the couple’s desire to imbue their daughter’s life with a balance of power and grace, resilience and tranquility.

This latest addition to the Williams-Ohanian family comes five years after the birth of their first child, Olympia. The family has since become an inspiring example of balancing professional success and personal life, shattering stereotypes and setting new standards for power couples worldwide.


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As Alexis writes, Welcome, Adira River Ohanian. I’m grateful to report our house is teaming with love: a happy & healthy newborn girl and happy & healthy mama. Feeling grateful.” 

Being the caring husband he is, he thanked his wife, calling her the Greatest Mother of All Time, writing, “You’ve now given me another incomparable gift — you’re the GMOAT. Thanks to all the amazing medical staff who took care of my wife & our daughter  I’ll never forget the moment I introduced @olympiaohanian to her baby sister.”

He ended with a serene quote to set the tempo of the celebration. It reads, “Your peace would have been like a river, your well-being like the waves of the sea.”

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Adira River’s arrival is sure to ignite a flurry of well-wishes from the tennis world, Hollywood A-listers, and even fellow tech moguls. It is a testament to the universal admiration Serena and Alexis have garnered for their accomplishments, as well as their genuine down-to-earth personalities that make them so relatable to people from all walks of life.

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Fans are surely breathing a sigh of relief after Alexis shared the pictures of little Adira and a seemingly healthy Serena. After her tough battle with pregnancy the first time, this remained to be a cause for concern. However, now that it is off the charts, fans will be eagerly awaiting more glimpses of the newest member of the family, excited to see how the sassy Olympia takes on her role as a big sister. The Williams-Ohanian family’s journey into parenthood for the second time is expected to be as heartwarming and inspiring as their first. It will surely inspire parents around the globe to balance their own ambitions with the joys of family life.


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As Serena and Alexis step into this new chapter of their lives with Adira River, the world watches with anticipation, ready to support and celebrate their continued successes both on and off the court. Congratulations to the Williams-Ohanian family on the birth of their precious Adira River Ohanian!

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Written by:

Annesha Banerjee


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Annesha Banerjee is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. She has an unwavering interest in sports and loves to cover the latest happenings in the WTA Tour, especially the on and off-court lives of tennis stars. Her deep-seated love for tennis can be traced back to her mother, who was an accomplished athlete herself.
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Tony Thomas