Serena Williams revealed last week that she was 20 weeks pregnant with her first child with fiancé Alexis Ohanian, but the mom to be shared at a TED conference in Vancouver on Tuesday that the announcement was actually a mistake.
Williams shared that she had taken the swimsuit shot, which she inadvertently shared on April 19, to document her pregnancy.
“I have this thing where I've been checking my status and taking pictures every week to see how far along I'm getting," she explained. “I’ve been so good about it, but this was the one time it slipped."
The reveal wasn't too much of a mishap, however, as Williams revealed that she had planned to share the news soon anyhow.
“It was a good moment,” she said. “I was only going to wait 5 or 6 more days.”
The athlete also shared some sweet words about Ohanian, a co-founder of social media site Reddit.
“I never felt pressured to get married, and I can’t say I’m the marrying type of person. I love my life, I love my freedom, and I love my career. I always felt I didn’t want anything to interfere with that," Williams said. “But really, he’s very loving and he’s very kind. He’s very considerate.”
On Monday, Williams officially confirmed her pregnancy with a sweet message to her unborn child on Instagram.
"My Dearest Baby, You gave me the strength I didn’t know I had," she wrote. "You taught me the true meaning of serenity and peace. I can't wait to meet you. I can't wait for you to join the
My Dearest Baby, You gave me the strength I didn’t know I had. You taught me the true meaning of serenity and peace. 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. On @alexisohanian bday. 😉 from the world's oldest number one to the world's youngest number one. -Your Mommy
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