Last February, Serena Williams helped plan her old boyfriend’s baby shower at The Mark Hotel in New York City
Serena Williams can be busy, but she always gives priority to her friendship with Meghan Markle.
While Meghan, 37, is getting ready to welcome her first child to Prince Harry every day, Williams is open to Business of Fashion about what it took to make sure her boyfriend’s baby shower in February was all she was looking for hoped and more.
“Planning something like this takes a lot of effort,” Williams, 37, told the bash publication in New York. “I’m a perfectionist, so I kind of like,” Let’s make it perfect. “
“It has been a lot in the last few days,” Williams, who sat down with the Business of Fashion shortly after showering.
The tennis star helped the event for her pregnant friend at The Mark Hotel.
Guests at the shower – also attended by Amal Clooney, Gayle King, Jessica Mulroney, Misha Nonoo and Abigail Spencer – were treated to a flower-arranging class and lots of delicious food.
During that trip, Williams also got off for a fancy dinner at Ralph Lauren’s The Polo Bar restaurant with Meghan Markle and their mutual friends Mulroney and Markus Anderson.
Williams previously told MENSEN that Meghan has not changed anything – despite juggling her busy new role as a prince while she was pregnant for the first time.
“I kind of like,” How are you? ” And she says “No, how are you?” And I kind of like, “You’re so sweet, but I really ask – how are you?” She said. “I like it,” Meghan Markle, stop being so nice … you’re the pregnant, don’t you have hormones, why are you so sweet? “But she has always been.”
The star athlete also said that while she gives the Duchess of Sussex a lot of advice from a new mother to a future parent, Meghan Markle “still gives me more advice.”
Most recently, Williams, who has a 19-month-old daughter Alexis Olympia, made Meghan Markle ready for motherhood by sending her diapers over the pond – although she didn’t think the Duchess of Sussex needed much help as a new parent.
“She will certainly be the best mother,” said the athlete E! News earlier this month.
While talking to E! News, Williams may have accidentally hinted that Meghan and Harry have a girl when she discussed an unnamed pregnant friend.
When asked about her parents’ advice, the tennis star said, “Accept mistakes and don’t expect you to be perfect. We put so much pressure on ourselves.”
Then she added, “My girlfriend is pregnant and she said something like,” My child is going to do this, “and I just looked at her,” No, she’s not. No you’re not. She said, “I need to talk to you about tips,” because, yes, I had all those high expectations. “
Although it was unclear what friend Williams was referring to, there is a possibility that it is Meghan, although the royal family previously said they did not know if they had a boy or a girl, adding that they wanted it to be a surprise.