“Maybe Serena Williams didn’t want the toxicity”; “So not friends anymore!” – Tennis fans confused by Meghan Markle’s absence at gender reveal party
Serena Williams and her husband Alexis Ohanian recently hosted a baby shower and gender reveal party, eliciting a delighted response from Williams’ fans around the world. However, many eagle-eyed fans couldn’t help but notice her long-time friend Meghan Markle’s conspicuous absence from the festivities.On Monday, July 31, Williams shared a heartwarming video on her YouTube channel which documented the joyous event. The couple and their five-year-old daughter Olympia were surrounded by their family and close friends as they discovered that they were expecting another baby girl.
A fan was surprised by the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle’s glaring absence from the event, given the pair’s close friendship dating back to 2010.
“Meghan Markle was nowhere to be found at pal Serena Williams’ recent baby shower,” a fan tweeted.
Her absence from the event was particularly astonishing because Williams had co-hosted Markle’s baby shower in 2019 when she was pregnant with her son Archie.Several fans speculated that the Duchess wasn’t invited to the event because Williams may have wanted to avoid turning the gender reveal party into a media spectacle.
“Maybe Serena didn’t want the toxicity, the baby shower should be about her baby rather than Meg bringing Netflix or a pap stroll,” a fan commented.