Serena Williams has revealed that she won’t be celebrating her daughter’s birthday for religious reasons. According to The Jasmine Brand, during a recent US Open press conference, a reporter asked, “Is there a birthday party planned?” Williams then replied, “Olympia doesn’t celebrate birthdays. We’re Jehovah’s Witnesses, so we don’t do that.”
The site reports that Serena’s husband, Alexis Ohanian converted to the religion as well.
She recently said about their faith, “Being a Jehovah’s Witness is important to me, but I’ve never really practiced it and have been wanting to get into it. ‘Alexis didn’t grow up going to any church, but he’s really receptive and even takes the lead. He puts my needs first.”