Serena Williams' Hilarious Gender Reveal Prank Goes Viral


| LAST UPDATE 08/07/2023

By Riley Hammond
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The Williams sisters are taking us on a wild ride! Venus and Serena, the dynamic tennis duo and celebrity siblings we all secretly wish we were part of, have gone viral on TikTok - and it's all for a hilarious reason.

Picture this: Serena's baby gender reveal party, August 1st. The air is thick with anticipation, and everyone's eyes are as wide as dinner plates. Now, enter Alexis Ohanian, Serena's husband and master prankster, stage left. He whips up a prank that bamboozles everyone at the shower, including the star of the show - Serena herself! But the reaction that takes the cake, or should I say, the yellow cake, is Venus’. As Serena slices into the gender reveal cake, the crowd leans in, expecting a burst of pink or blue. But wait! Plot twist! All they see is a plain, old, yellow cake. Venus, who had been bouncing around like a kangaroo on Red Bull, suddenly freezes. The video captures her deer-in-the-headlights moment, as she tries to make sense of this unexpected curveball.

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"The greatest part of the reveal was watching #venuswilliams in the background," Serena says in the caption of the TikTok video. And oh boy, do we agree! Serena even added a bit of X-Files music and equations over Venus' baffled face, a trend that's been doing the rounds on the 'Tok. It's like sprinkling a little extra confusion on a cake of hilarity. Now, rewind a bit. Before the baby reveal, Alexis spills the beans on-camera. He's the mastermind behind the yellow cake prank, which was meant for everyone at the party, including Serena and their adorable daughter, Olympia. "I want to troll her and Olympia into thinking that this is the reveal of Jelly Bean," Ohanian confesses (Jelly Bean, by the way, is the cutest nickname ever!). "She will cut into this cake and probably be disappointed and hopefully, hopefully appreciate my troll," he continues, chuckling at his own genius.

@serena The greatest part of the reveal was watching #venuswilliams in the background. #genderreveal #funny #comedy #fyp #foryou #tiktokviral #shocking #foryoupage #funnyclip ♬ original sound - Serenawilliams

After the laughter died down and the surprise wore off, Alexis did finally reveal the baby's gender in the hilarious video. And how, you ask? With light-up drones spelling out "Girl!" in the sky! Talk about going out with a bang!

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