Serena Williams & Daughter Olympia, 3, Are All Smiles In Sweet ‘Mommy & Me’ Office Selfie

Serena Williams & Daughter Olympia, 3, Are All Smiles In Sweet ‘Mommy & Me’ Office Selfie


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Jade Boren
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Serena Williams and her daughter, Olympia, wore business-casual outfits for their adorable ‘office’ date.

It looks like it was “Bring Your Kid To Work Day” for Serena Williams. The Grand Slam champion took a break from the tennis court to get some work done in an office, where she was joined by her three-year-old daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. The dress code seemed to be business-casual; Serena wore a navy blue blouse with a lovely floral print, while her mini-me looked so cute in a daffodil yellow blouse, to channel “office mommy and me vibes.”

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Serena shared the sweet mom-daughter selfie on her Instagram page on Dec. 1. On top of the professional outfits, Serena and Olympia also had on matching bright smiles. Fans’ hearts melted over the photo, and they left comments like “Adorable” and “Beautiful vibe!”

Serena also shared a solo selfie, which showed her sitting in the office that had a display of her 2015 cover for Sports Illustrated, which had declared her the “Sportsperson of the Year.” Serena wore her hair in a bun in the Instagram photo, similar to Olympia, who had two cute hair buns.

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Olympia is always channeling her famous mom’s fashion. For a tennis practice in the middle of November, the toddler rocked an athletic pleated dress that was reminiscent of the outfit that Serena wore for the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Sept. 2018. For another practice that week, Olympia wore a red tennis dress from Nike, proving that she’s not only inherited her moms’ grace on the court but her sense of style, too.

Serena Williams welcomed Olympia with her husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, in Sept. 2017. (Photo Credit: MEGA)

Whether they’re hanging out in the office or at the tennis court, it seems like Serena and Olympia are always together! They even teamed up to deliver an acapella cover of the PAW Patrol theme song at the end of October. Olympia makes sure to show just as much interest in her mom’s activities, too, like when she adorably cheered on Serena mom from the sidelines at the 2020 U.S. Open in September.

Serena Williams’ Daughter Olympia, 3, Wears Adorable Tennis Outfit & Looks Just Like Her Mom In New Pic

Serena Williams’ Daughter Olympia, 3, Wears Adorable Tennis Outfit & Looks Just Like Her Mom In New Pic

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Julia Teti
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Serena Williams’ three-year-old daughter, Olympia, looked just like her mom while taking a water break during her tennis lesson! See the sweet new snap from Instagram!

Look out Melbourne Park, there’s a new tennis star making her way to the court! Serena Williams‘ three-year-old daughter, Olympia, looked absolutely adorable rocking a baby blue tennis dress with pink tennis racquet detailing in an Instagram post from November 19. The youngster, born Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., looked like she had put in quite a lot of work on the court, as she sat on her bench, pristine white tennis shoes and all, and took a healthy gulp of water from her Frozen-themed water bottle!

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Right next to Olympia, holding a slew of tennis balls, was the animated version of her favorite little doll Qai Qai! The pic was taken for a fun caption contest for the youngster’s account, and fans were ready to serve their best lines. “Eyeing that first Grand Slam like,” one fan commented. Another chimed in with, “Next game, I got you mommy!” The pic was undeniably adorable, but it’s nothing new for little Olympia, who just started following in her mama’s footsteps!

Just one week before this recent picture was taken, Olympia looked just like her 23-time Grand Slam champion mom, 39, in a November 12 photo where she rocked a red tennis outfit. The look was almost exactly like the one Serena rocked during her quest for that elusive 24th Grand Slam title at the 2020 U.S. Open, where she fell in the semi-final to longtime peer and rival Victoria Azarenka. Since choosing to withdraw from the following Grand Slam, the French Open at Roland Garros, the tennis living-legend has been spending a lot of quality time with her baby girl.

Serena Williams returns a shot to Kaia Kanepi, of Estonia, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, in New York [AP].Serena, who shares Olympia with husband Alexis Ohanian, 37, has been making a lot of fun memories with her three-year-old. The mother-daughter duo have been spending lots of time watching Paw Patrol and even singing the theme song a cappella! Of course, the fashion mogul and athlete is already gearing up for her next challenge — the 2021 Australian Open.

Serena is slated to compete in the first Grand Slam of the year in Melbourne Park, Australia. The last time Serena won a Grand Slam title was actually at the Australian Open back in 2017. Making the moment even more special, Serena was pregnant with her daughter at the time she played the championship match against her equally talented sister — Venus Williams! Fans are so excited to see Serena get back on the court. Perhaps in years to come, we’ll see Olympia serve, chip, and volley, too!

U.S. Open Winner Naomi Osaka Looks Triumphant In A White Bikini During 23rd Birthday Celebration

U.S. Open Winner Naomi Osaka Looks Triumphant In A White Bikini During 23rd Birthday Celebration


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Beth Shilliday
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This is how champions relax! After Naomi Osaka took home her second U.S. Open Women’s Singles title last month, she’s now basking on the beach in white bikini for her 23rd birthday.

After one of the most powerful comebacks in recent U.S. Open history, the 2020 Women’s Singles champ Naomi Osaka is ready for some rest and relaxation. The inspiring tennis sensation headed to the Caribbean to celebrate turning 23 on Oct. 16. She shared three photos to her Instagram page on the eve of her big day, wearing a white bikini while chilling at the shore of the clear, aqua blue sea.

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Naomi could be seen in the first photo with her normally curly hair cascading in long, thin braids. She sat in the sugary white sand while wearing a white cover up over her two-piece, and had a scrunchie wrapped around her wrist in case she wanted to put up her hair and go for a swim.

Naomi showed off her incredible style sense with a zebra print frame on her sunglasses, with matching long dangle earrings. She added several delicate gold necklaces and a gold ankle bracelet with tiny charms on it. In the accompanying photos, Naomi stood up for fans to get a better look at her beach ensemble, as white sand stuck to her shin from kneeling on the beach. In the third picture, Naomi outstretched her arm so that her followers could get a better look at her fit professional athlete figure in the chic white bikini.

Naomi Osaka hoists her trophy in the air after winning the 2020 U.S. Open. Photo credit: AP.

The beach behind her was endless and white, with the clear water making her fans have serious FOMO. Naomi didn’t mention exactly where she was, though the sea color and flat topography seemed to indicate a vacation to the Turks and Caicos. Some of her followers thought she might be in Haiti, as he father Leonard François is Haitian. But the county has more hills and mountains than was seen in the distance of Naomi’s snapshots. All she wrote next to the photos was “chill,” which was exactly what Naomi was doing.

On Sept. 12, Naomi pulled off a stunning come from behind victory at the U.S. Open to beat former world number one, Belarus’ Victoria Azarenka, 31. Naomi — who plays for her mother’s native Japan, though she has called the U.S. home since she was three — was down 1-6 after the first set. But she came roaring back with 6-3, 6-3 sets to take home her second Open title in two years. Naomi beat Serena Williams, 39, in the 2018 final  for her first Grand Slam victory. She followed it up by taking home the 2019 Australian Open title.

Naomi Osaka shows off her amazing style in a red patterned dress as she holds up the U.S. Open championship trophy at New York’s Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Sept. 13, 2020. Photo credit: AP.

At the 2020 U.S. Open, Naomi used her power to draw attention to the Black victims of police shootings, attending her matches with the names of six Black victims killed by police brutality (and one shot by George Zimmerman) sewn onto her face masks. She began the tournament wearing one in tribute to Breonna Taylor, and ended with Tamir Rice‘s name. On her quest to the title, she also paid tribute to George Floyd, Elijah McClain, Trayvon Martin, Philandro Castile and Ahmaud Arbery. After her first win in the tourney, she told reporters, “I have seven,” face masks for the US Open. “It’s quite sad that seven masks isn’t enough for the amount of names, so hopefully I’ll get to the finals and you can see all of them.” She got through her names, and made a poignant tribute to the victims in the process.


Kylie Jenner Worth $700M, Rihanna At $600M & More Of The Richest Self-Made Women Of 2020

Kylie Jenner Worth $700M, Rihanna At $600M & More Of The Richest Self-Made Women Of 2020


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Forbes has released its annual list of richest self-made American women, and multiple KarJenner ladies made the cut, along with Taylor Swift, Beyonce and more.

Makeup mogul Kylie Jenner and songstress Rihanna are among the youngest industry titans to make the list of 2020’s richest self-made women. The annual list, released by Forbes on October 14, features 100 female entrepreneurs and executives at the top of their field across multiple industries. The Kylie Cosmetics CEO is not only the youngest woman on the list at the age of 23, but is also the only person in her 20s to make the cut.

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Her net worth was listed at $700 million, down $300 million since last year’s list, following a report that the KarJenner family allegedly disclosed inflated revenue figures. Forbes published an article on May 29 alleging that the reality star faked her billionaire status by lying on tax returns and inflating the success of her company. Her big sister Kim Kardashian also made the list, with a net worth of $780 million, up $410 million from last year thanks to the success of her makeup brand KKW Beauty, and other ventures including her SKIMS line and fragrances.

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Fenty Beauty mogul Rihanna also made it onto the list with a net worth of $600 million. In addition to her career as one of the biggest artists in the world, the Barbados-born beauty has her makeup and skincare lines, along with her Savage x Fenty lingerie brand. Other musicians who made the list included Beyonce with a net worth of $420 million, Taylor Swift at $365 million, and Lady Gaga at $150 million.

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Along with those in the entertainment industry, dozens of women from the tech world made the list. Bumble founder and CEO, Whitney Wolfe Herd, 31, almost doubled her net worth following a deal with Blackstone that valued her popular dating app at $3 billion, and landed her at number 39 on the list with a hefty net worth of $575 million. Tennis stars Maria Sharapova, 33, and Serena Williams, 39, also landed on the list with net worths of $200 million and $225 million respectively.

Serena Williams’ Daughter Olympia, 3, Doesn’t Blink While Watching ‘PAW Patrol’ In New Video

Serena Williams’ Daughter Olympia, 3, Doesn’t Blink While Watching ‘PAW Patrol’ In New Video

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Serena Williams and her adorable three-year-old daughter, Olympia, enjoyed some downtime and watched ‘PAW Patrol’ in a new video where the tennis champion’s ‘baby’ didn’t even blink!

Serena Williams is enjoying some much-needed rest and relaxation with her favorite girl — three-year-old daughter, Olympia. In a new video the 23-time Grand Slam champion, 39, shared to Instagram on October 8, Serena seemingly shot a video at a selfie angle capturing her daughter, born Alexis Olympia Ohanian, watching the Nick Jr. hit PAW Patrol. Olympia could hardly keep her eyes off of the screen — literally!

During the entire video, which you can watch above, Olympia didn’t even blink once, as her big, beautiful brown eyes were totally fixed onto the TV screen. “My paw patrol loving baby,” Serena captioned the sweet clip, adding an emoji with hearts all around. Oddly enough, the official PAW Patrol Instagram account even commented on the post, writing to the tennis great, “Welcome to the PAW Patrol years!”

Settling down and watching some PAW Patrol with her little girl couldn’t have come at a better time for Serena. The decorated athlete withdrew from the French Open, Roland Garros, just over a week ago on September 30, citing an Achilles’ tendon injury she sustained from her semi-final match at the U.S. Open, where she fell to fellow Grand Slam champ Victoria Azarenka. “I feel like my body is actually doing really, really well,” she assured reporters at her September 30 press conference.

“I just ran into, for lack of a better word, bad timing and bad luck, really, in New York. It happened, but my body is actually doing really, really well,” she said. With some time to recover and heal, that means Serena has the rest of 2020 to spend with her daughter, whom she shares with husband Alexis Ohanian, 37. In fact, the family enjoyed a few days in Paris, where little Olympia gave the best side-eye to someone at a restaurant in a snap posted to her own Instagram account!

But as many fans know, Serena will surely be back on the court soon. The next major tennis tournament she has her eyes on is the Australian Open — which is the last major she won before giving birth to her daughter in 2017. The first Grand Slam of 2021 takes place in January, and will give the champion another opportunity to achieve a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title. While Serena takes some well-earned time off, we cannot wait for the Olympia content that is surely on the way!

Serena Williams Hints Meghan Markle Recommended This $76 Beauty Product To Her In ‘Vogue’ Interview

Serena Williams Hints Meghan Markle Recommended This $76 Beauty Product To Her In ‘Vogue’ Interview


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Did Serena Williams just reveal one of her favorite Meghan Markle-recommended skincare masks? — It sure sounds like it! Get the scoop about Serena’s go-to firming mask!

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Serena Williams, you’re sly! — But, not sly enough for fans who caught onto a mysterious Meghan Markle-reference the tennis superstar dropped on October 5. In her November 2020 cover interview with British Vogue, Serena participated in the magazine’s “In The Bag” segment, where she revealed items she carries on the daily. At one point, the 23-time Grand Slam winner pulled Sarah Chapman’s firming chin and jaw mask from her red mini bag. — An item she said a “friend” recommended to her.

From a chin and jaw-firming face mask recommended by a mystery friend, to the scented oil she loves to wear instead of perfume, see what tennis superstar and British Vogue's November cover star @SerenaWilliams keeps inside her @Fendi tote.

— British Vogue (@BritishVogue) October 5, 2020

“The chin mask I can do when I drive,” Serena, 39, said after noting that she’s “really obsessed nowadays with a lot of beauty stuff.” She explained, “It’s a chin and jaw mask, and I’m laughing but I am very serious. It keeps your jaw and chin firm.”

Serena then went out of her way to create some mystery around how she discovered Chapman’s miracle-working mask. “A really good friend of mine told me that but I never said her name, never seen her, never heard her, don’t know her,” she said with a slight smirk.

While Serena’s explanation certainly seemed vague, fans of the tennis icon will know that she’s said those words before when asked about her good friend, Meghan.

Serena Williams & Meghan Markle. (Photo credit: AP)

In an April interview with Naomi Campbell for Harper’s Bazaar, Serena was asked:  “Are you happy that your girlfriend’s moved to America? Meghan Markle?”

Serena replied, “Don’t know what you’re talking about, don’t know nothing about that… Never seen her, never heard of her, don’t know her.”

Back to Sarah Chapman’s mask, the $76 product comes with a total of six chin and jaw masks. The high-end mask is well known for its dramatic smoothing, tightening, and firming results. Why? — It’s packed with high-performance lifting actives and contains protein skin tighteners, intensely moisturizing Chamomile Water, and Swiss botanical brighteners. Chapman, who is the Duchess of Sussex’s go-to facialist in London, helped prep Meghan’s skin before her wedding to Prince Harry in May of 2018.

Naomi Osaka: 5 Things About The U.S. Open Winner, 22, Who Defeated Victoria Azarenka

Naomi Osaka: 5 Things About The U.S. Open Winner, 22, Who Defeated Victoria Azarenka


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Naomi Osaka just claimed the U.S. Open, winning her 3rd career Grand Slam! Learn more about the 22-year-old who just hit a major career milestone.

Naomi Osaka, 22, has done it again! The tennis star won the U.S. Open against Victoria Azarenka, 31, in an epic final match that saw Naomi win 6-3 in the third set. This marks Naomi’s third major career win, which also includes claiming the 2019 Australian Open and the 2018 U.S Open. The two women have previously played several times, including most recently at the 2019 French Open. Notably, Naomi’s rapper boyfriend YBN Cordae cheered her on in the audience.

Naomi has been at the forefront of the fight against racial injustice and police brutality throughout the U.S. Open. Since the beginning of her 2020 run — which began on August 31 in New York — she’s worn protective masks that featured the names: Trayvon Martin, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Elijah McClain. Each name represents the identity of a Black person who’s died at the hands of police. Learn more about Naomi, who’s emerged as one of  tennis’ leading voices on issues of racism, equality and more.

Naomi Osaka wears a Trayvon Martin mask before a fourth round match against Anett Kontaveit, of Estonia, at the US Open tennis championships on September 6, 2020, in New York. (Photo credit: AP)

1. Naomi Osaka is a professional tennis player who represents Japan. — She started her professional career in 2013, despite playing at a young age. In 2016, she won “Newcomer of the Year” at the Women’s Tennis Association Awards. Naomi went on to win the 2018 US Open and the 2019 Australian Open. In March of 2018, Naomi became the first Japanese woman to win the Indian Wells Masters in California. The event is widely considered the second biggest event in tennis, right behind the Grand Slam. In September of 2018, Naomi’s star power got even stronger (at age 20) when she beat her idol, Serena Williams (then 36) at US Open. In 2020, Naomi was the highest-earning female athlete in endorsement income.

2. She’s using her platform to inspire change and fight for racial justice. — Naomi has made it clear that her purpose is much bigger than just tennis. “I feel like I’m a vessel at this point in order to spread awareness and it’s not going to dull the pain, but hopefully I can help with anything that they need,” she said after she was surprised with video messages from Arbery and Martin’s families thanking her for her support.

“I just want to say thank you to Naomi Osaka for representing Trayvon Martin on your customized mask and also for Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor,” Sybrina Fulton, Martin’s mother, said in a video message shared by ESPN — following Naomi’s win in the quarterfinal match of the US Open on September 8. “We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Continue to do well,” Fulton said, adding, “Continue to kick butt at the US Open.”

In a separate video message, Arbery’s father, Marcus Arbery, Sr., said “God bless you for what you’re doing and you supporting our family with my son. My family really, really appreciates that, and God bless you.”

Naomi plans on wearing a total of seven masks (the number of matches it takes to win the US Open) to feature those who’ve died as a result of racial injustice and police brutality.

Naomi Osaka wears a protective mask featuring the name George Floyd while arriving on court to face Shelby Rogers, of the United States, during the quarterfinal round of the US Open tennis championships on September 8, 2020, in New York. (Photo credit: AP)

3. Naomi is a strong proponent of the Black Lives Matter movement. — She has become a leader in social advocacy, especially within her sport. She joined the athlete protest following the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin on August 23 (2020). After the Milwaukee Bucks boycotted their NBA playoff game, Naomi announced on social media that she wouldn’t play in her semifinal match at the Western & Southern Open.

“Before I am an athlete, I am a black woman,” she wrote in an Instagram post about her decision on August 26 (2020). “And as a black woman I feel as though there are much more important matters at hand that need immediate attention, rather than watching me play tennis. I don’t expect anything drastic to happen with me not playing, but if I can get a conversation started in a majority white sport I consider that a step in the right direction.” As a result of her stance, the tournament paused play for the day her match was scheduled.

4. Naomi was born in Osaka, Japan and moved to New York at age 3. — Naomi was born on October 16, 1997, to a Japanese mother, Tamaki, and a Haitian father, Leonard Max Francois. After moving too Long Island, NY, Naomi made the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center grounds her second home. “I used to play here [in New York] when I was a little kid, so these courts aren’t new to me,” she told the US Open in 2018. “New York is very nostalgic. When I come here I always have memories of when I was a kid,” Naomi said, recalling, “Sometimes I walk down the streets I walked down when I was a little kid. Everything feels so much smaller. It’s an interesting feeling. But every time I come here, I’m very happy.”

Naomi Osaka wears a mask in honor of Breonna Taylor as she celebrates after defeating Misaki Doi, of Japan, during the first round of the US Open tennis championships on August 31, 2020, in New York. (Photo credit: AP)

5. She’s become a fashion icon. — Naomi has graced the covers of high-fashion/beauty magazines including, Allure. Additionally, she’s covered WSJ and ESPN magazines. The tennis star even has an impressive Instagram feed that contains a plethora of cool outfit photos.

Serena Williams’ ‘Baby’ Olympia, 3, Is So Cute Cheering Mom On At The U.S. Open — Watch

Serena Williams’ ‘Baby’ Olympia, 3, Is So Cute Cheering Mom On At The U.S. Open — Watch


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Olympia is her mom Serena Williams’ #1 fan! The 3-year-old snuggled up to dad Alexis Ohanian in the stands as Serena claimed a victory against Sloane Stephens.

Olympia Ohanian, 3, stole the show at the U.S. Open where her superstar mom Serena Williams, 38, was competing! The toddler was so cute as she patiently sat with dad Alexis Ohanian, 37, to cheer mom on — leading Serena to give her a shoutout on TV! “You’re zoned in right now on the most important fan in the crowd right there — what do you hope Olympia saw in this match with mom?” a reporter asked Serena.

Olympia closely watching mom get the win? @serenawilliams calls 🧢 😂 ❤️

w/ @alexisohanian | #USOpen

— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 5, 2020

“Oh man! I forgot she was coming out, so I hope that she saw her mama fighting,” Serena — clad in a red Nike sports bra and black face mask — replied back, sweetly saying “Hi, baby!” to the 3-year-old. “I don’t think she was paying attention between you and me, to tell you the truth. She may have been playing with some princesses upstairs,” she hilariously added.

Down, but never out.

After losing the first set 6-2, @serenawilliams takes the next two in dominant fashion.#USOpen

— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 5, 2020

Serena won the Sept. 4 match against fellow tennis player Sloane Stephens, 27, as she continues on her journey to potentially win her seventh U.S. Open! The duo previously faced off in 2015, and superstar Serena absolutely slayed this most recent match with wins in the later sets. Sloane previously won the title in 2017, while Serena last claimed a U.S. open win in 2014. Last year, she was the runner-up to Canadian Bianca Andreescu, 20.

Serena Williams & daughter Olympia Ohanian. (AP)

Olympia kept the enthusiasm going as she proudly clapped for her mom after her first set 6-2 loss to Sloane. Sitting with a caretaker, the adorable little girl showed off her style with a cool jean jacket, keeping her curly hair in a bun with a bright yellow scrunchie. She looked so grown up with her very own VIP ID badge for the game, responsibly rocking a baby blue face mask to help protect against the spread of COVID-19.

Fans were loving the adorable videos of Olympia at the match, and gushed about them on Twitter! “Priceless!! That is a memory to be shared over and over again. Olympia will love hearing it too!” and “Omg cuteness overload” two fans posted, while a third added, “Olympia clapping for mom is EVERYTHING.”

Russell Wilson ‘Prays’ His Kids Sienna, 3 & Future, 6, Don’t Face ‘Systemic Racism’ In Powerful ESPYs Speech

Russell Wilson ‘Prays’ His Kids Sienna, 3 & Future, 6, Don’t Face ‘Systemic Racism’ In Powerful ESPYs Speech

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ESPN celebrated the return of the ESPY awards with a powerful message about the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement as Russell Wilson stood up to ‘inequality and racism.’

Russell Wilson, 31, is advocating for permanent change amidst the global Black Lives Matter movement, especially for step son Future, 6, daughter Sienna, 3, and his unborn baby with wife Ciara. “I look at my children and I pray for a better future,” the Seattle Seahawks star said during the 2020 ESPY Awards, which aired on Sunday, June 21. “A world where the color of their brown doesn’t stop them from their calling, from their purpose and their destiny…I pray for a world where I don’t have to fear for my children due to systemic racism from hundreds of years of oppression. The only thing that must die is racism,” he urged in his powerful speech.

During the moment — which also included words by his fellow ESPY hosts, USWNT captain Megan Rapinoe and WNBA player Sue Bird, Russell paid tribute to some of the greatest Black athletes in history. “Jackie Robinson went from playing in the Negro leagues to become the first Black man to play in Major League Baseball at a time when segregation was legal,” Russell — wearing a poignant BLM t-shirt — said. “Muhammad Ali, the GOAT, went against the establishment…Serena Williams has spent her life dominating the court, but it’s her courage to speak out against inequality and racism that has made her a voice of our generation,” Russell continued.

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“‘I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe’ — those were George Floyd‘s last words. Ahmaud Arbery was just going out for a run and never came home. Breonna Taylor was at home in bed,” the Seahawks star continued went on, as their images flashed across the screen in tribute. 2020 has been a tumultuous year in the professional sports world, with every major league — including the NFL, NHL and NBA — having to halt their seasons due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Many professional athletes have since used their voices to be activists during the Black Lives Matter movement, and this years’ ESPY Awards was a reflection what is happening in our world today.

“Inspired by the extraordinary acts of heroism and humanitarian aid happening around the world, The 2020 ESPYS will shift its customary focus from outstanding athletic achievement in order to further highlight narratives of service, perseverance, and courage from within the world of sports,” a release by ESPN read ahead of the event.

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The Black Lives Matter movement has become a global topic of conversation, sparking protests following the murder of 46-year-old George Floyd, who was an unarmed Black man. Many A-List athletes have been vocal about the cause, including Los Angeles Laker star LeBron James, 35. “Do you understand NOW!!??!!?? Or is it still blurred to you??” he wrote on Instagram, captioning a side-by-side image of officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck, next to an image of a kneeling Colin Kaepernick, 32.

LeBron James Inspires With Message In New Nike Ad: ‘We Can Come Back When We Down’ — Watch

LeBron James Inspires With Message In New Nike Ad: ‘We Can Come Back When We Down’ — Watch


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LeBron James lead a new star-studded Nike ad — also featuring Tiger Woods and Serena Williams — reminding people around the world that we’re still ‘fighting’ amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

LeBron James, 35, just slayed his new Nike ad. The Los Angeles Laker delivered an inspiring message about what we can learn from the world of professional sports as we navigate the global Coronavirus pandemic. “We’ve all been underestimated and counted out. In those moments we felt like it was over,” he began, narrating over old footage of him with the Cleveland Cavaliers after a near defeat. “We’ve all been underestimated and counted out. In those moments we felt like it was over,” he said, as Nike ambassadors Serena Williams, Tiger Woods, Raphael Nadal and Cristiano Rinaldo were also shown in game changing career moments.

“But it’s when we’re given no chance that we somehow found that list bit of strength to keep fighting,” LeBron continued in his motivational and uplifting message. “And then we did when no one thought we could — not even ourselves. We came back from the impossible, from being broken. We found a way when it seemed hopeless. We came back when we should have been long forgotten. And we did it time and time again,” he said, as the camera flashed to some of the athlete’s most memorable wins.

The basketball star then tied his poignant message back to the global pandemic, which affects each and every one of us. “Right now, we’re fighting for something much bigger than a win or championship,” LeBron said over an image of a closed playground. “But if we learned anything from sports, it’s that no matter how far down we may be, we are never too far down to come back,” he concluded.

Nothing can stop US 💪🏾🚀👑

— LeBron James (@KingJames) May 23, 2020

LeBron took to both Twitter and Instagram to share the newly released ad on Saturday, May 24, writing, “Nothing Can Stop US!!!!” along with crown, rocket, and arm flexing emojis. Nike’s official accounts also shared the incredible 90 second video, adding, “No matter what we’re up against, we are never too far down to come back,” and the hashtag “#YouCantStopUs.”

The Ohio native has been an advocate and voice throughout the pandemic, leveraging the LeBron James Family Foundation to host the Graduate Together special on May 16. The event served to honor high school graduates across the country, along with inspiring commencement speeches from Barack Obama, Malala Yousafzai and LeBron himself.

Kelly Rowland, 39, Looks Half Her Age In Stunning New Bikini Pic: ‘It’s Not A Thirst Trap’

Kelly Rowland, 39, Looks Half Her Age In Stunning New Bikini Pic: ‘It’s Not A Thirst Trap’


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Jade Boren
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Kelly Rowland gave us ‘motivation’ to do at-home ab workouts with her hot bikini selfie! The singer looked just as amazing in her new music video, ‘Coffee.’

Kelly Rowland, 39, assured fans that her bikini photo is “not a thirst trap” — but we’re still drooling! The gorgeous singer showed off her exceptionally toned abs while rocking a strapless bikini in a mirror selfie, which Kelly posted to Instagram on May 12. “I’m just gonna leave this here,” Kelly added in her caption, and reminded fans that she’s just one year away from turning 40 years old with the hashtag, #39. Well, she could’ve passed as 29 years old or younger!

La La Anthony doesn’t care what Kelly’s intentions were! “Well even if it was I LOVE A THIRST TRAP PIC,” the VH1 star commented (along with a string of laughing, heart-eyed and fire emojis). Even more stars chimed in. “She fasttttt lol. Mama so [heart-eyed emojis] love you!!!!!,” Serena Williams commented, and singers Chloe x Halle gushed, “HAAAWWWWTTTT [fire emojis].”

Kelly also showed off her legendary bikini body in her new music video for her single, “Coffee,” on April 15! The songstress changed into a number of sultry swimwear pieces as she performed in a utopia-like beach landscape while celebrating her body, spirit and culture in her lyrics and video.

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It’s not a thirst trap……. I’m just gonna leave this here. #39

A post shared by Kelly Rowland (@kellyrowland) on May 12, 2020 at 5:32pm PDT

As you can see from the bikini selfie above, Kelly does “genuinely love” working out! This is what the “Motivation” singer EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife in Jan. 2019. Specifically, Kelly revealed that she enjoyed workouts with her personal trainer Massy Arias, doing pilates and Soulcycle. She also spilled her post-holiday trick for losing weight: drinking water and eating veggies and protein. It’s really not that complicated! “It sounds boring, and it is, but it works,” Kelly assured, who stressed that you “have to do the work.” We’ll accept that challenge to get abs like the ones above.

Natural Elements – Off Beat Bop Lyrics

Natural Elements – “Off Beat Bop”
[Emcee(s): A-Butta, L-Swift, and Mr. Voodoo]
[Producer(s): Sebb]

[Verse 1: A-Butta]
Pardon our disappearance
But we’ve been working hard for a minute
So pause or you’ll be stars in a split-second
Y’all know I spit sicker than a SARS epidemic
It’s not a façade. It’s an award-winning effort
Yeah, we’re authentic, guaranteed non-generic
Phonetic and energetic, we charge into Armageddon
We stomp when we’re stepping through your hood or area
It’s good for your earholes, the flow’s superior
I’m slurring off of bourbon, I’m no longer Hennied up
Stronger than I ever was, take on anyone
It’s gotten apocalyptic
Rotten and, in my sauna, I’m honestly optimistic, but
I cheat for chunk of chocolate, not focusing
On the obnoxious or the state hip hop’s in
But wait, I’m locked a frame that’s not them
No, it’s us, N.E., see? We got the off-beat
Bop, loco with the heat like Cowboy Be-
-bop. Ch-pow-pow! And we don’t stop

[Hook: L-Swift]
Yeah, when we’re off in the spot, we get it popping like
“Yeah.” We walk on the block, we get to bopping like
“Yeah.” There’s so many hoes that wanna f**k right
Here. Niggas is like, “Yeah.” Women is like
“Yeah.” And so many people never seen N.E
But you gonna see us now

[Verse 2: L-Swift]
Yo, yo
I’ll blaze up in a corridor house, I call Worm
I’ll stay with a cigar in my mouth like George Burns
‘Til I’m ninety years old, dumb, crippled, and crazy
Rewind to years ago, jumped niggas at Skate Key
Shit, none of my niggas wasn’t going to skate. We was
A bunch of wild niggas—f**k it, open his face
Show him how his chain’s not worth seventy stitches
Notice how the game got worse, terribly vivid
Like an Imax Cinema. My rap literature
Baptize ministers—holler at the finisher
Mr. C, history’s in the making
A sick disease, six degrees in the station
It’s cold in there—bigger coats to wear. Swigga
Is focused, yeah. Niggas is toast this year. I’m just
A Northeast Wildcat with cruel intentions
With an off-beat style, rap in two dimensions
Northeast Bronx the one I’ma choose. All beats stomp
Brothers is wondering what’s under my shoes
Two hundred and six bones, new numbers in zip codes
Ooh, guns, I’m in Vick mode. You’re running with ripped clothes
I’ve rapped at clubs with an Element vinyl
But I’ll smack that judge on American Idol
If me ever tell me my clique is less than what it is
If he ever mention my shit, the best is what it is, yo

[Hook: L-Swift]
Yeah, when we’re off in the spot, we get it popping like
“Yeah.” We walk on the block, we get to bopping like
“Yeah.” There’s so many hoes that wanna f**k right
Here. Niggas is like, “Yeah.” Women is like
“Yeah.” And so many people never seen N.E
But you gonna see us now

[Verse 3: Mr. Voodoo]
Splashment, squeeze Serena Williams’ ass at the presi-
-dential campaign bashment. I’m a legend, I get
Off just like I’m a reverend. My pimping stand tall
Even after them buildings fall like 9/11. My
Rhyme’ll prove I’m Agu. Spend a lifetime and
Only think it’s an hour with me ‘cause time’ll [?], the grind’ll
Move. Dope or cocaine, poppy or white, I’ll put in
Public domain like I just lost my copyright
While y’all catch feeling and get whipped, I’m f**king with
Hoes with low mileage like cars at the dealership. They all
Fiend to be in the star scene, put on album covers
And magazines like Ice-T to Darlene—that’s why
I’m my best company ‘til God and
His wrath come for me. My ride and my staff
Comfort me. That’s why I keep a gun on me. The only
Chicks that don’t want some of me are in a nunnery, yeah
N.E. the company—end of summary
Brooklyn, run with me, yeah

[Hook: L-Swift]
Yeah, when we’re off in the spot, we get it popping like
“Yeah.” We walk on the block, we get to bopping like
“Yeah.” There’s so many hoes that wanna f**k right
Here. Niggas is like, “Yeah.” Women is like
“Yeah.” And so many people never seen N.E
But you gonna see us now