When Serena Williams announced that she was pregnant back in April, she practically broke the Internet with her Instagram post. But now that the expecting tennis superstar is six months into her pregnancy, she is just as nervous as ever about becoming a mom.
Williams will appear on the August cover of Vanity Fair, and her cover photo is a classic throwback to the iconic image of 7-months-pregnant Demi Moore. Both were shot by Annie Leibovitz.
In her interview, she opened up about the big change in her life. Today.com has the scoop:
“(I) did a double take and my heart dropped. Like literally it dropped,” Williams revealed to Vanity Fair for the magazine’s August cover story. She added that her immediate reaction was, “Oh my God, this can’t be — I’ve got to play a tournament. How am I going to play the Australian Open?”
“It just doesn’t seem real. I don’t know why. Am I having a baby?” she said. “I don’t know what to do with a baby. I have nothing … I’ve done absolutely nothing for the baby room.”
However, her fiance, 34-year-old Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, is “earnestly preparing and already has a tip jar he puts money into whenever he uses profanity so he won’t utter it around the baby,” according to Vanity Fair’s Buzz Bissinger.
Ohanian told Vanity Fair that his fiancée makes him a better person, which is why he proposed to her in the first place. As for Williams, she has her eyes set on a January comeback to the tennis court. In the meantime, we wish the new mama well as she takes on her new, important role!