When Serena Williams shared a photo of herself on Snapchat, displaying a baby bump with the caption, “20 weeks”, everyone assumed she was the latest celebrity to reveal the happy news via social media, following in the footsteps of Beyoncé’s record-breaking Instagram announcement that she was expecting twins.
However, unlike Beyoncé’s announcement, Williams admitted during a Ted Talks chat with CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King that she actually didn’t intend to share her revelation with the world — it was an accident!
“I asked you about that picture and you said nobody was supposed to see that picture. What do you mean?” King asked Williams, reports People.
“Well, actually it was an accident,” Williams explained. “I was on vacation just taking some time for myself and I have this thing where I’ve been checking my status and taking pictures every week to see how far along I’m going.”
She added: “I didn’t tell a lot of people to be quite honest and I’d been saving it. And you know how social media is when you press the wrong button…and…”
“There it was!” said King.