A special bond! Megan Markle and Serena Williams have had each other’s backs for years.
the previous suits The star and the tennis champion first hit it off when they were picked on the same flag football team at DIRECTV’s Celebrity Beach Bowl in February 2014. In the months following the event, Meghan began supporting Williams with her tennis matches and more.
“My eyes are closed but my heart is so open!” Meghan captioned a sweet snap of the pair via Instagram in September 2016. “So proud of your new collection @serenawilliams Happy I could be there to support you xx #NYFW.”
Although Meghan started spending more time in London after they met prince harry, Her friendship with Williams did not suffer. The athlete even attended the couple’s royal wedding in May 2018.
“You know, I’ve known Meghan for years, so it was nice to see my girlfriend happy,” Williams said InStyle in June 2018 about the wedding.
Less than a year later, in February 2019, the Grand Slam title winner planned Meghan’s baby shower in New York City at the Mark Hotel in New York City. (The Duchess of Sussex was pregnant with son Archie at the time.)
“Planning something like this takes a lot of effort,” Williams said in an April 2019 interview with Business of Fashion. “I’m a perfectionist, so I’m like, ‘Let’s make it perfect.'”
Williams proved to be good friends again in January 2020 after Meghan and Harry announced their plans to retire from the royal family.
“Yes. I have absolutely no comments on that,” Williams quipped after a reporter asked her what she thought of Meghan’s “extraordinary and historic” move during a post-match interview at the Australian Open. “But good try. You tried . Well done.”
Harry and Meghan made their royal departure permanent in February 2021. A few months later, in June 2021, they welcomed their second child, daughter Lilibet Diana.
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