Serena Williams Takes Fit Pregnancy to a New Level with Uber-Healthy Pregnancy Cravings

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Alexis Ohanian and Serena Williams met in Rome in 2015. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images for People.com)

While most pregnant women readily scarf down ice cream, pickles and chocolate, Serena Williams proves that even in impending motherhood she does things her own way.

Her fiancé, Alexis Ohanian, videoed himself taking a trip to Publix Friday, Aug. 18, to settle the unusual cravings. And while the couple has been together for two years, even he was surprised by the 23-time Grand Slam winner’s uber-healthy tastes.

“I was told there would be cravings,” the Reddit co-founder says. “I was not told they would be these: zucchini, asparagus and … artichoke. Really?! These are her cravings right now. It’s amazing.”

I was told there would be late-night cravings. 😒😒😒 🌽🥒🥕

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The eats shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, however. Williams regularly documents her pregnancy workouts on her Snapchat account and has always been the epitome of fitness as a pro tennis champion.


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While the pregnancy was unplanned, Williams said in Vogue’s September issue she “became really calm” when she found out.

“I thought, ‘You have to win, but you’re allowed to lose, because you have something to look forward to.'”

Still, Williams is nervous about what it takes to bring the couple’s first child into the world.

“I’m nervous about childbirth,” she admitted. “I’m not a spring chicken. The one thing I really want is an epidural, which I know a lot of people are against, but I’ve had surgeries galore, and I don’t need to experience any more pain if I can avoid it.

“But the biggest thing is that I don’t really think I’m a baby person. Not yet. That’s something I have to work on. I’m so used to me-me-me, taking care of my health, my body, my career. I always ask, ‘Am I going to be good enough?'”

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