Cool Mom Serena Williams Wore a Matching Poodle Skirt with Her Daughter—See the Picture

Serena Williams isn’t a regular mom, she’s a cool mom (not to mention a four-time Olympic medalist with 23 Grand Slam titles).

Further solidifying her cool-mom status, the 37-year-old tennis legend played mini-me with her 1-year-old daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian. Williams just posted an Instagram picture of the two in matching 1950s-style pink poodle skirts that Rizzo would surely approve of.

In the photo, it looks like Williams is helping her daughter hold up a pink parasol to stay out of the sun, while wearing her own pair of circular sunglasses. The caption simply reads, “Pink things,” so we’re not sure what the occasion was (or if there was an occasion at all), but you can bet we double-tapped immediately. Way back in 2017 when Williams was still pregnant with her daughter, she did have a sock-hop themed baby shower…so maybe she just has a penchant for the ’50s?

According to the post, the image was captured by Williams’s husband (and Reddit co-founder), Alexis Ohanian. (Just a good Instagram husband fulfilling his duties.)

Williams has been open in the past about motherhood, posting last fall about the day-to-day struggles of motherhood and feeling “like I was not a good mom.” More recently, she’s been offering parenting advice to friend and mom-to-be Meghan Markle, saying, “Accept mistakes and don’t expect to be perfect. We put so much pressure on ourselves.”

We totally get that. But from the looks of this picture, Serena, you’re doing great. (At least Alexis would agree.)



Senior Food Editor

Katherine Gillen is PureWow’s senior food editor. She’s a writer, recipe developer and food stylist with a degree in culinary arts and professional experience in New York City...