Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian tie the knot amidst Hollywood celebs and tennis stars
Serena Williams with her husband Alexis Ohanian. Photograph: (Zee News Network)
Tennis star Serena Williams and beau Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit tied the knot on Thursday.
Williams, 36 and husband Ohanian, 34, tied the knot in a glamorous ceremony with friends and family in attendance. They wed at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans in front of a slew of celebrity guests, including Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, Eva Longoria and husband José Bastón, and fellow tennis star Caroline Wozniacki with her new fiancé, NBA player David Lee.
Beyonce arriving in New Orleans for Serema Williams wedding. The two share a strong bond. Serena has also appeared in one of Beyonce's official song video. (Instagram)
Seen arriving at the wedding was popular reality TV star Kim Kardashian. (Instagram)
American actress Eva Jacqueline Longoria Bastón attends the wedding with her husband Jose (Instagram)
Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki attends the wedding of Serena Williams with her fiancé David. (Instagram)
The couple were earlier spotted in a star-studded rehearsal dinner at celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse‘s restaurant Meril Wednesday night. Longoria, Colton Haynes and Cynthia Erivo were among the guests at the dinner.
The couple announced their engagement in December 2016, according to the US magazine People, almost two years after they began dating in 2015.
Williams announced the engagement with a poem which she posted on Reddit. She wrote: "I came home. A little late. Someone had a bag packed for me. And a carriage waited. Destination: Rome. To escort me to my very own charming. Back to where our stars first collided. And now it was full circle. At the same table, we first met by chance. But by choice. Down on knee. He said 4 words. And I said yes.”
Ohanian commented on her post, writing: "And you made me the happiest man on the planet.”
They welcomed a baby girl on September 1 who became an internet sensation right after her birth when parents named the toddler Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. Her name started a trend and ranked in the top position for baby names.
Alexis Jr. even has her own Instagram page with more than 105,000 followers.