Serena Williams and Olympia Ohanian on Essence Red Carpet

Olympia Ohanian may only be 4 years old, but she’s already on her way to becoming a red carpet mainstay. On March 24, Serena Williams attended Essence’s Black Women at the Hollywood Awards luncheon, and her plus-one was none other than her adorable daughter. As Williams posed for photos in a striking magenta dress from her own line, S by Serena, Ohanian photobombed in the background, looking curiously at her mom.

After peeking behind the scenes, the 4-year-old, who wore a checkered floral dress, joined Williams to pose for photos. The tennis pro also shared silly selfies of the two on Instagram at Thursday’s event, adding that they were leaving the luncheon early to take Ohanian to ballet class. Williams and Ohanian were joined by stars like Will Smith, Lena Waithe, and Michaela JaĆ© Rodriguez to honor trailblazers and rising stars in Hollywood ahead of the Oscars.

Ohanian made her red carpet debut just a few months ago with Williams at the “King Richard” premiere in Los Angeles. The mother-daughter duo wore matching custom outfits to celebrate the film, which is based on the life of Williams’ father, Richard Williams. Since then, the pair, often joined by Alexis Ohanian, have enjoyed several public family outings, including an appearance at Milan Fashion Week for Gucci’s fall / winter 2022 presentation.

Ahead, get a closer look at the sweet pair on the red carpet.

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