Serena Williams' daughter steals hearts posing with dad Alexis Ohanian in matching caps
Olympia Ohanian is becoming just as much of a celebrity as her famous mom and dad with her cute photos. Alexis Ohanian shared another picture of their little girl and the name he calls her goes to show how much he and her mom, Serena Williams, are in sync.
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Yesterday #SerenaWilliams shared her struggles with postpartum emotions with her followers and the challenges that come with balancing being both a mom and an athletes. So we're sending Serena some encouragement! Leave a ❤️ in the comments to show your support for Serena, too.
Reddit co-founder and husband to Serena Williams shared a heartwarming selfie with their baby girl, in which dad and daughter are matching in inscription face-caps. Alexis held on to Olympia who has on a beaded necklace and oversized cap with the inscription “HONEY BADGER.” Just in case we didn’t understand that message, Alexis clarified in the caption:
“Daddy’s little honey badger.”
“Honey badger” is a common nickname given to athletes who are known for their resilience and fearlessness. Alexis' fond name for their daughter goes in line with what Olympia’s mom, Serena Williams, told Essence in a recent interview.
The tennis champion revealed she and her husband had plans to nurture strength in their 11-month old daughter:
“There are so many things I want to teach her about being a Black woman, and I’m proud that I have that opportunity.”
“I was just talking with my husband, Alexis. We were talking about how we want to take her to Africa and show her where she’s from and the strength that she gets from her ancestors. We want her to be able to build and thrive off that strength. And that’s only the beginning of what I want to teach her.”
Williams, who recently opened up about her postpartum emotions and shared words of encouragement to new moms, also spoke about teaching Olympia a sound work ethic:
“I want her to also have work ethic. …I want her to know that this is what her mommy did, and that’s what motivates me. I’m sure first-time moms will totally get it. When you have a baby, you just want to do everything you can for them.”
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Last week was not easy for me. Not only was I accepting some tough personal stuff, but I just was in a funk. Mostly, I felt like I was not a good mom. I read several articles that said postpartum emotions can last up to 3 years if not dealt with. I like communication best. Talking things through with my mom, my sisters, my friends let me know that my feelings are totally normal. It’s totally normal to feel like I’m not doing enough for my baby. We have all been there. I work a lot, I train, and I’m trying to be the best athlete I can be. However, that means although I have been with her every day of her life, I’m not around as much as I would like to be. Most of you moms deal with the same thing. Whether stay-at-home or working, finding that balance with kids is a true art. You are the true heroes. I’m here to say: if you are having a rough day or week--it’s ok--I am, too!!! There’s always tomm!