Serena Williams Says Gigi Hadid Is ‘One of Few I’d Leave My Baby For’ During First Post-Baby Public Event

Serena Williams, a 2009 Glamour Women of a Year, has a name few people she’d leave her daughter for including associate Women of a Year, Gigi Hadid.

The tennis star and new mom to 10-week-old daughter Alexis Olympia presented Hadid with a Supernova Award during a 2017 Glamour Women of a Year Awards in New York City on Monday. The star-studded eventuality noted Williams’ initial post-baby red runner coming given welcoming her initial child with fiancé Alexis Ohanian in September.

“Gigi, we are one of a few people on this universe we would leave my baby for—for one night—but for you, it shows how many we meant to me. And we wish we to suppose a outcome we have on a world,” a mom of one, 36, pronounced before giving a endowment to a 22-year-old supermodel.

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Williams also paid some character loyalty to a honoree by wearing a sleeveless black and bullion Versace dress that Hadid modeled during a Spring 2018 ready-to-wear collection during Milan Fashion Week.

“Since I’ve famous Gigi Hadid given she was a kid, she’s always been a lady with goals. Not usually pleasing on a outward though totally overwhelming many importantly on a inside,” a 23-time Grand Slam champion also pronounced during her presenter’s speech. “She understands in sequence to be a best we have to consider like we are a best. You have to work a hardest and we have to make sacrifices.”

Adding, “She’s inspirational to me and she’s inspirational to all women. Most of all she is my friend. When we see her we infrequently still see that embarressed child with large dreams and large hopes.”

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Since her daughter’s birth, Williams has been pity shots of her honeyed baby lady on amicable media, many recently an adorable video of Alexis Olympia boarding a private plane.

While Tuesday noted her initial open coming given baby, Williams recently distinguished her arriving commitment to Ohanian — who proposed to her in Dec 2016 — by throwing a luxurious girls’ weekend in New York City, that enclosed five-star sauna treatments, trapeze-ing, tea brunches, and dancing out on a city with famous friends Lala Anthony and Ciara as good as sister Venus Williams.