Venus Williams Bonds with Niece Alexis Olympia in Sweet Instagram Photo

While we're used to seeing Serena Williams posting images of herself matching, snuggling and hanging on the beach with her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., we recently got a welcome shot of sister Venus spending time with the toddler as well.

The eldest Williams sister was seen hanging out with her niece in an Instagram post from a few weeks back, where she shared a photo of herself walking and holding hands with Olympia. Venus filled the caption with a series of heart emojis and said, “Like niece, like aunt, she’s gonna be as tall as me one day.”

In the photo, the two are seen walking along a dock, where Venus is sporting a white bodysuit and shorts, along with matching tennis shoes and a hat. Meanwhile, 4-year-old Olympia opted for a more colorful 'fit, with a tangerine-colored top covered in flowers and matching shorts to round it out.

Fellow celebs adored the family moment, with former professional basketball player Lisa Leslie commenting, “Yesss! Tall and beautiful.” Yoga and Pilates teacher Kristin McGee said, “Love this so much,” while actress Demi Singleton added, “The cutest!”

The family couldn't help but comment some love, too. Olympia's father and Venus's brother-in-law, Alexis Ohanian, commented, “You know it.”

This isn't the first time we've observed the relationship between Venus and her niece. While being interviewed by Access Hollywood at the Met Gala back in September, Venus talked about Olympia's incredible sense of style. “She wears dresses all day every day, and insists on heels, so she'll be [at the Met Gala] next year,” Venus joked. She also added, “Next year she'll probably be chair.”

We love this close relationship.

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