Expectant mother Serena Williams just penned an emotional letter to her unborn child on Instagram and it might bring a tear to your eye. Seriously.
For years, Williams has had one main focus: to become the top tennis player in the world — which she has accomplished. But now, the beauty has something more to be excited about.
The athlete confirmed via social media last week that she and fiancé Alexis Ohanian are expecting their first child together. The 5-months-pregnant star is now opening up about her unborn bundle of joy with a special message.
“My Dearest Baby, You gave me the strength I didn’t know I had. You taught me the true meaning of serenity and peace,” she wrote on Monday morning. “I can’t wait to meet you. I can’t wait for you to join the players box next year. But most importantly, I am so happy to share being number one in the world with you…. once again today.”
She added, ” On @alexisohanian bday. from the world’s oldest number one to the world’s youngest number one. -Your Mommy.”
Williams included a snapshot of her holding her belly while in a two-piece swimsuit.
Ohanian also took a moment on Monday morning to confirm himself that the pair will be welcoming a child. He wrote on Instagram: “A new Snoo is on the way! My number one, @serenawilliams, is pregnant (she announced officially earlier today) and I’m so excited to meet the little one. You keep amazing me. April 24 is a hard day for all of us Armenians; may we always remember the sacrifices our predecessors made; honor them through our successes; and appreciate our blessings.”
The tennis pro and her hubby have been galavanting around Mexico in celebration of Alexis’ birthday and a little babymooning.
Netflix’s ‘Step Sisters’ Is ‘Bring It On’ … But Way More Woke!
Netflix is getting ready to “Bring It On” … in more ways than one. The streaming service’s new flick Step Sisters is reminiscent of the 90s dance film, but delves deeper into racial themes like cultural appropriation, tokenization and interracial dating.
In the film Megalyn Echikunwoke (Arrow) plays the president of a black sorority who is tasked with teaching one of the campus’ white sororities how to step for a charity competition. At first glimpse the film seems to be stepping into a can of worms — and had folks on Twitter up in arms, but the creators and cast told HipHollywood it isn’t about cultural appropriation but instead cultural exchange.
“There’s a strong political message, and there’s a lot of racial content,” said Nia Jervier. “But I think that the pill that may be difficult to swallow is dipped in honey, because it’s funny.”
What also helps is that producer/writers like Lena Waithe (Masters of None), Chuck Hayward (Dear White People) and Ben Cory Jones (Underground) are behind the project – so you know it’s woke.
“At the end of the day, Jamila the lead character in our minds she’s reaching over to show them a part of our culture. It doesn’t dilute our culture,” said Jones. ” And I love that we can take stepping and evolve that into issues of race and culture.”
Step Sisters begins streaming on Netflix January 20th.
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