Tennis superstar, Serena Williams, teamed up with footwear designer Stuart Weitzman for a fashion campaign, aptly titled Footsteps to Follow with her adorable mini-me, 3-year-old daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr. In the video, Williams gushes about the joy of being a mother. At the same time, she dances and smiles with her baby girl in their matching white dresses.
“The best part of being a mom, for me, is having responsibility. Someone that really relies on me,” Williams said in an Instagram post. “And it is waking up every day to see her so happy to see me. It’s a feeling I never thought I would experience.”
Williams designs her a fashion line, S, and has said previously that her daughter has always loved fashion. “I can’t force her out of a princess dress,” she told E! News. “She gets so upset. She loves fashion, she loves wearing dresses, and that’s what she wants to do.
In a cute exchange, Williams asks her daughter, “Do you love Mommy?” Olympia excitedly responds, “Yeah!” Then mom says, “I would definitely call Olympia my mini-me. She is mini-Serena.”
The 23-time Grand Slam winner said she doesn’t know if her daughter will make her mark on the tennis court, but she wants her to follow her dreams.
“I don’t know if I hope Olympia follows in my footsteps,” she explains. “I want her to do whatever she wants to do and what’s best for her.”
The internet gushed over their sweetness together.
Serena Williams and daughter Olympia for Stuart Weitzman 🥰 pic.twitter.com/z7wa21EDFD
— Dionne Grant (@DionneGrant)
I love every piece of video that Olympia is allowing out of House Ohanian-Williams 😊💛 https://t.co/axfmH5NHou
— Olwethu-Thando Klaas (@Lady_Crunk)
— Marian K (formerly Kihogo) (@marian_kwei)
Serena Williams is so fine omg😫 look at Olympia w the hands on the hip🥺 https://t.co/y5L9VBo8mE
— shikamaru stan acc☁️ (@larissaagbor)
2017 Australian Open Champion Olympia!
and serena williams https://t.co/7JmoDfaFpF
— Sithasomlilo (@Chief_Seets)
Imagine your mother being Serena Williams 😭 https://t.co/KhDT5U6gjC
— 🌺 (@beginswitkay)
What AWESOME photos of Serena Williams and her daughter Olympia.💯😍 https://t.co/cx0gQ9VeMk
— Unity = Utopia (@Neversaylater)
The way she has on Mommy’s shoes in the second shot… 🥺 https://t.co/OiVMK5wNB9
— April (@ReignOfApril)
We look forward to seeing what Olympia does next!
Photo Credit: Stuart Weitzman