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Serena Williams to wed fiance on Thursday Nov. 16



Tennis player Serena Williams would reportedly have a secret wedding with fiance, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, on Thursday.

Serena Williams to wed Alexis Ohanian on Thursday.

Multiple Grand Slam winning tennis player, Serena Williams and her fiance Alexis Ohanian are reportedly set to get wedded on Thursday.

The couple has booked the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans for their secret wedding, Daily Mail reported.

About $1 million has also been reported to be used to plan the marriage ceremony.

Although top personalities such as Beyonce, JAY-Z, Eva Longoria, Kris Jenner, Ciara and Meghan Markle, have been invite to the wedding, it has been reported that all guests are yet to know the actual venue for the celebrity wedding.

A source close to the couple told Daily Mail reporter, Sebastian Shakespeare, that Serena and  Alexis have gone all out to ensure they achieve their “dream wedding.”

The source stated that: “They have hired the best of the best and can’t wait to get married in The Big Easy. It’s a special city for Serena and somewhere she has always loved.

“Serena and Alexis chose the Contemporary Arts Center because of its incredible architecture and history. They have instructed Preston to fill the hall with thousands of dollars worth of crystals and flowers. The hall will be totally transformed.

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“The couple met in 2015, and Ohanian, 34, co-founder of social news site Reddit, proposed to Serena, 36, in a surprise trip to Rome in December 2016.

“They had their first child, Alexis Olympia Ohanian, together in September, and she definitely will be attending the wedding, the source said.

“Alexis will have a babysitter on hand just for her the entire night.

“Both parents wouldn’t dream of not having her there. She will be a part of the wedding as much as possible for an 11-week-old. They are totally and utterly besotted with her.

About 250 guests are expected at the wedding, and they are all banned from using mobile phones and other electronic devices at the wedding.

This is because Serena has reportedly signed an exclusive deal with Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief at Vogue, for the magazine to run the wedding photos.

Naija News recalls that in July Serena Williams had denied planning a secret wedding with her fiance.


Ibukun Josephine Bankole was a Senior Associate at Naija News. A Mass Communication graduate, Ibukun is passionate about journalism especially in the areas of health and child related issues. She loves eating beans, singing, acting and giving motivational speeches. Ibukun is meticulous and has a positive approach to life. Contact me via twitter/Instagram @ibukunbankole_