Although the Met Gala has a famously strict “no plus one” policy, these two expectant moms managed to sneak an extra partygoer into the star-studded event: Tennis star Serena Williams and supermodel Karlie Kloss debuted their baby bumps on the Met Gala red carpet Monday night.
People immediately took to social media to offer their congratulations to the expectant mothers, with one person writing on Twitter, “Moms are killing this mate!”
Aaahhhhhh moms are killing this mate!!!
— Ryl Tea (@therylcompany) May 2, 2023
“The theme was actually a baby shower,” wrote another.
Following her arrival at the Met Gala, Williams, 41, took to Instagram to post a photo of her and her husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.
“I was so excited when Anna Wintour invited the 3 of us to the Met Gala,” Williams wrote. In September 2017, she and Ohanian welcomed their first child, a daughter named Olympia. The two got married in November of the same year.
Williams wore Tiffany and Co. to match her growing baby bump. Hit the Met carpet in a Gucci gown with jewels.
“I feel better now, I can breathe. I’m not hiding,” she told TV personality La La Anthony on the red carpet.
CBS News has reached out to a representative for Williams for more information, but has not yet heard back.
Kloss, 30, also opened up about her pregnancy to reporters on the Met Gala red carpet, and a representative for the model confirmed to CBS News that she is pregnant with her second child.
“It’s definitely the most important night in fashion,” Kloss told Entertainment Tonight about her choice to show off her pregnancy. “I’m honestly surprised I’ve been able to keep it under wraps for so long,” she added, explaining that the “big winter coat” helped keep her belly under wraps — literally.
Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images
“I have a little surprise…I got a plus one,” Kloss told influencer Emma Chamberlain, who interviewed her for Vogue magazine.
Kloss arrived at the star-studded New York City event in a floor-length black gown by Spanish luxury fashion house LOEWE – a form-fitting number that showed off her growing tummy.
Kloss and her husband, Joshua Kushner, welcomed their first son, Levi Joseph, in 2021. The couple got married in 2018. Kusher, a businessman, is the brother of Jared Kushner, son-in-law of former President Donald Trump.