Alexis Ohanian spoke to spoke to People Magazine in an exclusive interview about how he is feeling confident about parenting as he and wife, tennis pro Serena Williams, wait for baby number two!
“We’ve got everything basically good to go,” he told People Magazine in his interview. “I think I’ve I’ve definitely forgotten what it’s like to have a new one around, so it might be a rude awakening, maybe literally,” he said with a laugh. “But right now, we’re excited.”
Ohanian and Williams share four-year-old daughter Olympia who, according to the 40-year-old tech entrepreneur is “fired up” about the new baby’s arrival.
“No one’s more excited than her,” the soon-to-be father of two told the popular entertainment magazine. “She’s been wanting this. She’s been praying and asking about this for quite some time, so she’s very ready.”
Ohanian is truly proud of his young daughter and loves to spend as much time with her when he can. One of his favorite things to do with/for his daughter is to write her little notes to help build her reading skills.
“It’s been one of the best parts of her learning to read, that I get to surprise and delight her with some fun notes,” he said. “Seeing her develop is so rewarding. You go from stringing together some letters, then you start doing some phonics, and it’s been really awesome seeing her just continue to level up. The notes get more fun too because I can write more and make it a little bit more interesting.”
And of course, there are times when Ohanian cannot be with his daughter because of his busy schedule, but he always wants her “… to really feel, not just to know, but to really feel that in some way I’m thinking about her every day, and these are fun little surprises that she seems to enjoy.”
As Ohanian wraps up his interview, he reflects on the fact that as they will transition from a family of three to a family of four, he is ready, so bring it on, baby!
“We’re not first-time parents anymore. I feel more confident about having a newborn, all of those things that I just had zero confidence about with Olympia because I’d never even been around babies at that point in my life. We’re also obviously taking every precaution and doing everything we can to make sure everything goes smoothly for Serena.”
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian will expand their family by the end of 2023.
Photo Credit(s)/Featured Image: Alexis Ohanian Instagram; Serena Williams