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Serena Williams stylishly shows off baby bump in new pics

She showed off her baby bump in a dramatic Gucci gown.
By Rosa Sanchez

INSTAGRAM | @SerenaWilliams

SERENA WILLIAMS is stylishly showing off her growing baby bump while holidaying in Italy.

The tennis legend and entrepreneur posted two pictures to Instagram of her wearing a sophisticated figure-hugging black gown with Barbiecore sandals. The first, sees Williams look straight to camera — showing no signs of pregnancy — with the second, revealing her side profile of her bump and derrière.

“CAUTION: Things are not always how they appear,” the 41-year-old captioned the Post, of her also standing in what looks to be a floral lined wedding aisle.

“I am Seriously trying to figure out if the baby is in the front or….back,” she concluded.

Famous friends flooded the comments section, with Khloe Kardashian commenting: “Hahahahaha dying lol;” meanwhile Williams’ husband Alexis Ohanian wrote: “This kid somehow kicks more than Olympia. It’s everywhere 🤪.”

INSTAGRAM | @SerenaWilliams

The tennis star first revealed the happy news at the 2023 Met Gala. Prior to walking the red carpet, she posted to Instagram a series of images of her in an elegant Gucci look — a black-and-white dress — which beautifully showed off her growing baby bump.

“Was so excited when Anna Wintour invited the 3 of us to the Met Gala,” she wrote in the caption, speaking of herself, husband Alexis Ohanian, and their unborn child.

Williams wore a black dress with sheer, billowing long sleeves and a breezy white chiffon skirt which flowed into a long train. The piece was embellished with pink-toned crystals at the neck and skirt, and featured white cuffs with pink crystal buttons. She accessorized the dramatic piece with layers of white pearl necklaces, a pearl headband by Lelet NY, and diamond stud earrings from Tiffany & Co., as well as her diamond engagement ring and wedding band. For beauty, she wore dark eye liner and a berry lip, and had her hair slicked back into a neat bob.

INSTAGRAM / @SerenaWilliams

Williams’s big pregnancy reveal comes after she announced last year that she would be retiring from playing professional tennis in order to focus on and grow her family.

In an emotional essay, she wrote: “I have never liked the word retirement. It doesn’t feel like a modern word to me. I’ve been thinking of this as a transition, but I want to be sensitive about how I use that word, which means something very specific and important to a community of people. Maybe the best word to describe what I’m up to is evolution.”

She added, “I’m here to tell you that I’m evolving away from tennis, toward other things that are important to me. A few years ago I quietly started Serena Ventures, a venture capital firm. Soon after that, I started a family. I want to grow that family.”

She and Ohanian welcomed their first child, daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., in 2017.

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This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.