Serena Williams Is a Pregnant Goddess in This Vanity Fair Shoot
Serena Williams has appeared nearly naked on the cover of Vanity Fair looking absolutely stunning in all her pregnant glory.
The 35-year-old tennis superstar posed for a series of images for the August edition of the magazine, photographed by Annie Leibovitz.
Serena looked like a fierce pregnant goddess as she posed wearing a simple gold chain around her waist, one hand on her hip while the other cupped her breasts.
She looks amazing!
Serena is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. The Vanity Fair interview tells the story of how the greatest tennis player of all time and the geeky founder of one of the world’s most popular websites met and fell in love.
Her pregnancy came as a surprise, and she only took a test at the urging of a friend. Serena recounts the day she found out she was expecting:
“I’ll take it just because (a) to prove you wrong and (b) because it’s fun, whatever. It’s like a joke. Why not?”
Turns out, it wasn’t a joke after all!
“I put it down. I went back to finishing hair and makeup, was laughing, talking. I was getting the styling done. An hour and a half later, I went back to the bathroom and I totally forgot about it because it was impossible for me. So I went back to get dressed and I went back in the bathroom and I was like, ‘Oh yeah, that test.’
“I did a double take and my heart dropped. Like literally it dropped. Oh my God, this can’t be—I’ve got to play a tournament. How am I going to play the Australian Open? I had planned on winning Wimbledon this year.”
Although motherhood and marriage are fast approaching for @SerenaWilliams, she aims to return to tennis as soon as January 2018. Still, six months into her pregnancy, reality had yet to sink in: “It just doesn’t seem real, I don’t know why…. Am I having a baby?” Read the full story at link in bio. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.
After smashing seven straight sets and winning the Australian Open despite her pregnancy, Serena says the whole thing is still hard to believe:
“It just doesn’t seem real. I don’t know why. Am I having a baby?
“If you would have told me last year in October or November that I would have a baby, not be pregnant but have a baby, I would have thought you were the biggest liar in the world. This is kind of how I am right now. This is happening sooner than later, and it’s going by so fast.”
@SerenaWilliams is an inspiration to many—especially her fiancé @AlexisOhanian. He says, “I find myself just wanting to be better just by simply being around her because of the standard she holds.” At the link in bio, read the epic true story of how the unlikely pair fell in love. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.
You can read the full piece here.
Source: Instagram/Vanity Fair