Serena Williams: 'I am not ok today. And that’s ok'

Serena Williams: 'I am not ok today. And that’s ok'

The mother of two says no one is okay every single day and that is A-OK. 

Serena Williams and her daughter Adira
Serena Williams and her daughter Adira River Ohanian / X (@serenawilliams)

Serena Williams and her husband Alexis Ohanian welcomed their second child together three months ago and while she is loving life as a family of four, things aren't always easy. 

The tennis star took to X (formerly Twitter) this week to share a heartfelt message with her 10-million followers. 

"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."

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While Serena did not specify why exactly she was not feeling okay, the 42-year-old has spoken candidly about her new life as a mom of two. 

Her first daughter, six-year-old Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., was born on 1 September 2017. Adira River Ohanian entered the world in August this year. 

Serena, who won 23 grand slam titles before her retirement in 2022, has spoken openly about her postpartum journey in the past few months. 

"Having 2 kids is def not easy. How do you moms/ dads do it so well!!!??? Especially when one gets sick? Mad respect," she tweeted in September. 

Serena added in a separate post dated November 1: "You ever get so tired your brain stops working and you can’t think of basic things?"

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Adjusting to her new life as a mother of two has not been easy, but there is nothing Serena enjoys more than spending time with her daughters. 

"This makes me so happy," she captioned a picture of herself holding her daughter Adira. 


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