The mother of two revealed to her followers that it is OK not to feel OK
Tennis legend Serena Williams took to X to share a heartfelt moment with her followers.
The 23-time grand slam champion posted a tender image of herself snuggling with her 3-month-old daughter, Adira River.
In the photo, Williams cradles her baby against her chest, wrapped in a polka-dot blanket, capturing the intimate bond between mother and child.
“This makes me so happy,”Williams expressed in the caption, offering a glimpse into the personal joys she finds in motherhood.
The post follows a message shared earlier on X where the athlete candidly revealed that she was “not ok today,” shedding light on the challenging moments that everyone, even sports icons, can face.
The complete message read: “I am not ok today. And that’s ok to not be ok. No one is ok every single day. If you are not ok today I’m with you. There’s always tomorrow. Love you.”
Serena has been candid about mental health struggles
Williams, who shares daughters Olympia and Adira with her husband Alexis Ohanian, has been open about the realities of parenting.
In a recent TikTok clip, she humorously juxtaposed her glamorous appearance at the 2023 CFDA Awards with the everyday task of pumping breast milk, providing a relatable peek into the less glamorous side of her life.
The tennis star has consistently advocated for mental health awareness.
In a conversation with Selena Gomez for Wondermind, a mental health platform, Williams emphasized the importance of prioritizing mental well-being.
“It’s so important to just put yourself first, especially mentally,” she stated.
Williams revealed her longstanding practice of “shutdown moments” and maintaining strict boundaries for her mental health.
Serena Wililams’ family holiday play
In another glimpse into the Ohanian-Williams family, Serena and her husband, Alexis, embraced the holiday spirit by participating in a local theater production of “The Nutcracker.”
The couple took the stage alongside their daughter in a ballet play, showcasing their active involvement in their children’s lives.