Serena Williams is kicking butt and taking names once again, as the tennis superstar made her return to the US Open this week killing the competition while rocking a tutu by Off-White.
Following her win against Magda Linette, Williams revealed during a press conference that their family wouldn’t be celebrating baby Alexis Olympia’s first birthday due to her religious beliefs as a Jehovah’s Witness.
When asked if she already had a birthday party planned for the infant, Williams replied, “Olympia doesn’t celebrate birthdays. We’re Jehovah’s Witnesses, so we don’t do that.”
Serena’s husband, Alexis Ohanian, converted to the religion as well, The Jasmine Brand reports. According to the site, Williams had this to say about her hubby and religious beliefs:
“Being a Jehovah’s Witness is important to me, but I’ve never really practiced it and have been wanting to get into it. Alexis didn’t grow up going to any church, but he’s really receptive and even takes the lead. He puts my needs first.”
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.