Serena Williams is enjoying the thrill of getting back out on the town just over three months after welcoming her second child with husband Alexis Ohanian, baby Adira River Ohanian.The former tennis pro, 42, shared a video on her Instagram of herself getting dolled up for the CFDA Fashion Awards last month, where she received a special honor, which was her first post-birth red carpet event
The video sees her talk openly about putting herself back out there to set a good example for her girls, Adira and her six-year-old Olympia.Olympia joined her in the clip, playing around in a pair of jeans and a Little Mermaid t-shirt while her mother got ready, and Serena took to gushing over her oldest’s skills as a big sister and how much she loves her new sibling.
“Olympia LOVES being a big sister,” she remarked. “It’s what she dreamed for. She literally used to pray at night to have a sister, and then she used to pray to have a sibling. And then she used to just pray to have anything, like, ‘I just want a sibling.
Later in the video, we see Serena dote over Adira while also preparing some milk to feed her while she’s at the event, with a sprightly Olympia in the background jumping around to entertain her baby sister.
“Traveling with two kids is definitely different and hectic,” Serena added. “I feel like I’m traveling with a production team,” sharing also that after giving birth, she “took time to enjoy my baby.”
Serena also remarked on the difference between returning to the spotlight with Adira vs after welcoming Olympia in 2017, when she was still a working pro athlete. “With Adira, it’s different because I’m not playing professional tennis right now. My mind isn’t in tennis mode.