Tennis star Serena Williams is secretly making plans to wed the millionaire entrepreneur father of her baby daughter in a romantic ceremony in New Orleans, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal.
New mom Serena and Reddit co-founder fiancé Alexis Ohanian took a private jet day trip from her Florida home to meet with their wedding planner in the Big Easy early Monday morning.
After a day of discussing arrangements and looking at prospective venues, the couple arrived home in time to see six-week-old daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. before bed-time.
The 36-year-old Wimbledon favorite and holder of 23 Grand Slam titles looked in great shape, so soon after the birth of her first child, as she arrived in the city wearing black leggings and a black leather motorcycle jacket over a t-shirt emblazoned with the word 'pretty,' with the 'r' crossed out.
The couple, who became engaged in December 2016, announced they would marry after their child was born. The pair flew from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida via private jet to meet their wedding planner in the Big Easy and visited multiple prospective venues around the cultural city
The 36-year-old new mom was in high spirits and looked in great shape just six weeks after giving birth to her baby girl. She looked comfy as she sported a leather jacket, white t-shirt, black leggings and her black and gold Nike Cortez sneakers
Living large: The couple flew out in a private jet just on Monday and returned to her Florida home later that day
Baby joy: Serena gave birth to Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr, on September 1. She has been keeping her millions of fans up-to-speed with baby Alexis's early days with regular Instagram posts and Snapchat photos
And while she left her daughter at her multi-million dollar home, near Palm Beach Gardens, Serena did bring along her beloved mini Yorkshire Terrier, Chip, who regularly appears in her social media postings.
Chip appeared to be enjoying the trip as well as the cute little pup was spotted wearing a black vest and riding in the front seat of the couple's private car.
Ohanian was also pictured playing around with the furry pet and was seen hoisting the dog 'Simba-style.'
Serena, regarded by many as the greatest female tennis player of all time, and her 34-year-old husband-to-be, considered a number of venues and spent more than an hour inside Meril, an upscale restaurant, in the city's warehouse district, owned by celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse.
They were joined by a wedding planner and are believed to have discussed menu options and other arrangements for their big day, which Serena herself has hinted would be before her planned return to tennis next January at the Australian Open.
The star athlete won the 2017 Australian Open while secretly pregnant with her daughter and recently revealed that the initials of the baby's name AO, for Australian Open, reflected the triumph.
Her victory at the tournament was actually reason she believe she was having a girl, she said in an interview with Vogue.
Busy day ahead! Serena and her crew appeared to be having a good time as they strolled through the city in preparation for the nuptials
Emotional support: The couple left their six-week-old baby girl Alexis