Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian are reportedly set to tie the knot this Thursday [Getty]
Serena Williams is set to marry her fiancé Alexis Ohanian — the multi-millionaire co-founder of social news website Reddit — this Thursday, according to reports.
Prince Harry’s girlfriend, Meghan Markle, who has been a friend of Serena’s since 2014, is likely to be among the guests at the lavish nuptials.
The American actress, who finishes shooting legal drama Suits this week for the final time, would be in good company with Jay Z, Beyoncé and Kris Jenner all rumoured to be on the star-studded guest-list.
Meghan Markle has been friends with Serena for many years [Getty]
The star-studded wedding which will reportedly take place in New Orleans, is said to have cost the couple a whopping $1million.
“They have hired the best of the best and can’t wait to get married in The Big Easy. It’s a special city for Serena and somewhere she has always loved”, a source told Daily Mail.
The insider also revealed that the 36 year old tennis and her 35 year fiancé chose the Contemporary Arts Center: “Because of its incredible architecture and history.”
Serena Williams showcased her post-baby body at the Glamour Women of The Year Awards on Monday [Getty]
Shrouded in secrecy, the pair’s celebrity guests won’t be allowed to take their mobile phones in with them, as all electronic devices are said to be banned as American Vogue has an exclusive deal to publish pictures from the couple’s dream day.
And according to the source, guests won’t even find out the precise details of the wedding until Thursday morning.
They are guaranteed to be left in awe, however, as the tennis champ and her beau are totally transforming the hall, having it filled with: “Thousands of dollars worth of crystals and flowers”
Serena Williams gave birth to daughter Alexis just 11 weeks ago [Serena Williams/Instagram]
The luxury wedding, which is set to take place on Thursday, comes just 11 weeks after the famous athlete gave birth to their daughter, Alexis, who will there on the big day, with a baby sitter on hand for the duration.
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Venus Williams’ sister was vocal about keeping up with her exercise regime, throughout her pregnancy.
The mum-of-one – who shared the first snap of her newborn recently – admitted: “I intend to keep exercising for as long as possible while pregnant.”
And true to her word, the tennis superstar has an enviable post-baby body, ready to make any wedding dress look good.