Serena Williams marries Alexis Ohanian in star-studded wedding

Serena Williams married her perfect match! The tennis star and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian tied the knot on Thursday, November 16. The couple said “I do” in a Beauty and the Beast-themed ceremony at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans. Guests were reportedly greeted to the ceremony with the song Be Our Guest from the beloved Disney film.

Two notable absentees from the star-studded guest list were Serena’s pal Meghan Markle and the TV star's royal beau Prince Harry. The Suits actress was thought to attend her friend's nuptials, however it seems that Meghan was tied up with filming commitments in Canada, while her British Prince hosted a charitable gala dinner in London.


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Serena Williams married Alexis Ohanian in New Orleans on November 16
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Nonetheless, the 34-year-old entrepreneur and Wimbledon champion, 36, had plenty of other Hollywood friends in attendance for their big day, including Serena's sister Venus Williams, Ciara, Kim Kardashian, Kelly Rowland, Beyoncé, La La Anthony, Eva Longoria and her husband José Bastón.

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Eva Longoria and her husband were pictured arriving to the tennis player's wedding 
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Serena and Alexis’ big day came over two months after the couple welcomed their first child together — daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. — on September 1. The newlyweds announced their engagement last December. "I came home. A little late. Someone had a bag packed for me. And a carriage waited. Destination: Rome, To escort me to my very own 'charming.' Back to where our stars first collided. And now it was full circle,” Serena penned on her Reddit account. ”At the same table we first met by chance. But by choice. Down on knee. He said 4 words. And I said yes."


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