Tenis legend and mother of one, Serena Williams on Thursday married the father of her child ,Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in New Orleans and it was a star studded wedding.
Despite the media frenzy, the happy couple released few details of their ceremony. But unnamed sources told People magazine and the Daily Mail that some 250 guests were invited to the festivities at the southern US city’s Contemporary Arts Center.
Legendary Vogue magazine editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, reality TV star Kim Kardashian, actress Eva Longoria and singer Ciara were all spotted arriving at the arts complex. Music royalty Beyonce was also expected to attend.
Security for the event was tight. An entire block in the Big Easy — a city known for its jazz music and party atmosphere — was closed to traffic.
A steady train of black SUVs brought members of the wedding party to the event, as workers hurried final preparations for the festivities.
According the entertainment website ETonline, the wedding was to have a “Beauty and the Beast” theme. It said the tennis star’s sister Venus was seen late Wednesday leaving the arts center.
ON HOW THEY MET…
The couple met in May 2015 when Alexis sat himself down at a table near Serena and her friends at a hotel in Rome. They tried to get Alexis to leave by telling him there was a rat under his chair, but the charming tech mogul remained unfazed, and Serena asked him to join the group for breakfast.
A month later, Williams invited Ohanian to watch her play at the French Open. By April 2016, he told Vanity Fair in their joint cover story that he knew Serena was “the one.”
“I felt like a door had been opened to a person who made me want to be my best self,” he gushed. “I find myself just wanting to be better by simply being around her because of the standard she holds.”