Serena Williams' daughter steals hearts posing with dad Alexis Ohanian in matching caps

Mary Scott
Apr 09, 2019
04:06 P.M.
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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.


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.”