Questioning Meghan's absence from Serena Williams' baby shower
Meghan's absence from Serena Williams' baby shower sparks rumors of a strained relationship, but there may be another shower in the works.
Meghan Markle's absence from Serena Williams' recent baby shower has sparked speculation about the state of their relationship. Williams and her husband, Alexis Ohanian, hosted the party over the weekend to reveal the gender of their unborn child, a baby girl. Video footage shared on YouTube showed the couple celebrating with their five-year-old daughter, Olympia, surrounded by family and friends. However, Meghan was noticeably absent from the gathering, leading some to wonder if there is trouble between the two friends. It's possible that Meghan chose not to be filmed, or there may be another, more extravagant baby shower in the works for this high-profile family.
Meghan and Williams have been friends for many years, with the tennis champion even appearing on the first episode of Meghan's podcast series, Archetypes, last year. Meghan has frequently been seen supporting Williams at her tennis matches, and both Williams and Ohanian attended the royal wedding in 2018. In 2019, Williams organized a lavish baby shower for Meghan in New York, which attracted criticism for its expense and extravagance. Meghan defended the event in her Netflix docu-series, Harry & Meghan, explaining that her friends wanted to shower her and her baby with love, using their own money, not taxpayer funds.
The New York baby shower, held at the Mark Hotel, reportedly cost up to $500,000. The penthouse suite alone had a price tag of $75,000 per night. The event included activities like a flower-arranging lesson and a dessert-tasting experience overseen by a renowned chef. Among the guests were Meghan's former Suits co-star, Abigail Spencer, designer Misha Nonoo, television host Gayle King, and stylist Jessica Mulroney. Meghan's longtime friend and makeup artist, Daniel Martin, as well as her college friend from Northwestern, Lindsay Roth, were also in attendance.
While Meghan's absence from Serena Williams' recent baby shower may raise eyebrows, it's important to remember that there could be various reasons for her non-appearance. It's possible that Meghan simply chose not to be filmed or that she has other commitments. Speculating about the state of their friendship based on one event is premature and unfair. Meghan and Serena have had a strong bond for years, and it's likely that they will continue to support and celebrate each other in the future.