Serena Williams and Her Daughter Olympia Just Shared a Mommy-and-Me Moment in Matching Balmain Dresses
Serena Williams just shared the sweetest mommy-and-me moment with her 4-year-old daughter, Olympia Ohanian. Although, it's not your typical mother-daughter portrait — unless "typical" casually includes matching Balmain dresses at Paris Fashion Week.
On Monday, the tennis star shared a throwback from this year's Fall/Winter Paris Fashion Week, which took place at the beginning of March. The Instagram gallery included photos of Williams and her daughter posing in a Victorian-style hotel room. Olympia sat on the marble fireplace and smiled softly at the camera. In another photo, she moved to a pink stool.
The duo wore matching, hot pink Balmain dresses with long sleeves and turtlenecks. The athlete paired her minidress with red booties while Olympia wore tiny, rose gold sandals.
"Hey @olympiaohanian, remember that time when we were in Paris? And we slayyyyyyeddddd. @balmain," Williams captioned the carousel.
Last week, Williams got candid about giving birth to Olympia. During an event with FridaMom, she got real about being a Black woman with a traumatic labor experience. "Earlier, we were discussing how so many women don't speak their truth, but I think it's so important that you do. When I talk to my friends, I tell them, 'No one tells you this, but by the way, A, B, C and D happens.' So, I'm super honest about it. For me, when I shared my story, I didn't think I was doing anything different. It's just me."
"You have to really advocate for yourself, especially women of color, because we are often treated differently in hospitals in general across the country and actually across the globe," she continued. "So, if you have a platform, you should use it to the best of your abilities to tell the truth about things that need to be heard."
The tennis champion previously wrote an essay for CNN, where she documented the nearly fatal C-section. "I am so grateful I had access to such an incredible medical team of doctors and nurses at a hospital with state-of-the-art equipment," she said at the time. "They knew exactly how to handle this complicated turn of events. If it weren't for their professional care, I wouldn't be here today."