Serena Williams Has the Most Relatable Message for Postpartum Moms Who Don’t Feel ‘Picture Perfect’


Just under six months after giving birth to her daughter Adira River Ohanian, tennis legend Serena Williams is showing her postpartum body some love.

The champion athlete posted a picture of herself in a white two-piece swimsuit on the deck of a yacht, relaxing in sunglasses and looking generally blissful while holding her baby girl against her shoulder.

In the caption she reflected on her body’s journey from winner of tournaments to maker of children: “Loving yourself is essential. I find that I have to remind myself of that self-love through all different stages in my life. Right now I love that my body is not picture perfect. I love that I smell like milk — that milk sustains @adiraohanian I love getting to know a new version of my body,” she wrote, telling followers, “It is a change, but it’s a change that has been well worth it. So start this week, knowing that you are loved, and that starts with you. Ok, now I’m about to go to the gym 🤪 Serena.”

In the comments fans were quick to praise the GOAT. As Kelly Rowland put it, “My love, your body👀… FIONNE! FINE!!!! And had two babies!! I couldn’t be more proud of you! I LOVE YOU! We all do!!”

Added editor Nina García, “Enjoy every moment of this Beautiful stage. Your body is perfect and this moment is really such a wonderful gift. ❤❤❤”

Most adorably, Williams’s husband, Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian, commented simply, “😍.” The pair also share daughter Alexis Olympia.

Fitness is important to Williams, who recently captioned a sweet video of her two girls playing, “We all work out in this family.” In the video you can hear Williams casually talking to little Olympia in French.

Don’t skimp on exercise, love yourself, hold babies on beautiful yacht vacations whenever possible…yep, the Serena Williams lifestyle is one we can see working out!

Originally Appeared on Glamour