Serena Williams is due in a few months, but she isn’t about letting this pregnancy come and go without posing for the now mandatory nude maternity shoot.
The tennis champion bares it all as she covers the August 2017 issue of Vanity Fair magazine.
In a couple of the images shot by Annie Leibovitz, the soon-to-be-mum went totally naked except for a waist chain and a dark brown thong.
In other shots, she poses intimately on the beach with her fiancé, Alexis Ohanian who she fondly talks about in the accompanying interview.
She opened up on meeting Alexis and the proposal that shocked the world while also talking about how surreal it is that she is having a baby.
See excerpts from the cover story below.
On having a baby: ‘It just doesn’t seem real. I don’t know why. Am I having a baby?
‘If you would have told me last year in October or November that I would have a baby, not be pregnant but have a baby, I would have thought you were the biggest liar in the world.
‘This is kind of how I am right now. This is happening sooner than later, and it’s going by so fast.’
On the proposal: Alexis picked the same room they had shared a year earlier, the hotel at his instruction filling it with flowers. He took her downstairs to the same table by the pool area where they had first met.
No one else was there, since the hotel, also at his instruction, had cleared everyone else out. He retold the story of how he had met her for the first time at this exact spot two years earlier.
On the table was a little plastic rat. Alexis got on one knee and proposed.