'Blinking 100 Times So Tears Don't Fall': Serena Williams Got 'Choked Up' at Daughter's School Performance

Serena Williams is experiencing a proud mom moment

Published Time: 19.04.2024 - 22:31:09 Modified Time: 19.04.2024 - 22:31:09

Serena Williams is experiencing a proud mom moment.

On Friday, April 19, the tennis pro, 42, shared that she attended her 6-year-old daughter Olympia's school performance earlier that day, posting a sweet message on X, formally Twitter.

"I was at my kids sic school performance today. And ummm no that's not me getting chocked sic up and blinking 100 times so the tears don't fall out," Williams wrote.

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Williams shares daughters Olympia and Adira, whom she welcomed in August 2023, with husband Alexis Ohanian, 40.

In a recent interview withCNN Sports, Williams shared that she is trying to instill kindness in her daughter Olympia as she gets older to teach her that what she says to herself and others truly matters.

"I'm more kind about body image, I'm more forgiving," Williams said of herself. "And then it's not only that, -

it's how I also talk to my daughter. I always tell her, 'Say something nice. Is there something nice you can think of about this girl?'"

"Because I just want her to always think positive about other people as well. Because that cattiness and that mental health is really not healthy. So I think it just starts at such a young age of just encouraging positive views and positive feedback and positive words that are coming out of your mouth."

In an April interview withByrdie, Williams, who recently launched a beauty brand, shared that since becoming a mom to her two daughters, her relationship with inner and outer beauty has changed.

"The way I talk to myself about beauty has certainly changed throughout my life, and it will continue to evolve," Williams began.

"Motherhood has allowed me to look at beauty through the eyes of my daughter, Olympia. We're always experimenting with makeup together, and I think about how these moments will be part of both of our beauty journeys."

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