Serena Williams EMBRACES Her CURVES In "ESSENCE" + Sherri Shepherd ANNOUNCES She's HAVING A BABY Via Surrogate
Serena Williams covers the July "BODY" issue of ESSENCE Magazine where she talks discusses aging, the blood clot that nearly derailed her career and learning to embrace her curves. Read the highlights inside and get the deets on Sherri Shepherd's "baby" announcement.
Tennis champion Serena Williams covers the July "Body Issue" of ESSENCE Magazine where she rocks a fabulous Carmen Marc Valvo swimsuit and Ben-Amun hoop earrings.
Inside the magazine, where Serena pulls double duty as special-guest editor, she opens up about a debilitating fight against a pulmonary embolism two years ago, the recent documentary Venus and Serena, and how she learned to embrace her curves. She joked,
“It can be a bit weird. Before it was, 'Serena has a big butt,' and that was all. Now there are way more people who feel comfortable with themselves and they're saying, 'I'm a woman, and this is what I look like.' I always say, 'We're popular now! We're finally in style!'"
Also, Serena is embracing the aging process and says that she's never felt better in her life.
"I feel lighter, I feel healthier, and even though I’m 31—which really isn’t old, but for an athlete, particularly a tennis player, it’s old—I promise you, my body has never felt better. Considering how much I’ve played and how much I’ve done, I feel fine. I’m strong...”
The July issue hits newsstands on June 7th!
And in baby news.....
"The View" co-host Sherri Shepherd made a very special announcement on The Tom Joyner Morning Show today where she revealed that she and husband Lamar Sally are going to have a baby!
During her stint on "The View" Sherri was very forthcoming about her decision to freeze her eggs a few years ago and now she and Lamar plan to conceive via surrogate. She said,
“We found a drama-free uterus. We found a girl that didn’t have any drama in her life. We’re putting in our egg and Sal’s sperm and we’ll let you know how it progresses.”
Also, Sherri has a new wig line LUXHAIRNOW by Sherri Shepherd debuting on QVC on June 13. “I’m doing everything. I’m like a Jamaican. I wear wigs all the time. If I don’t come off “The View” with a bra line and a wig line, something is wrong.
And if that weren't enough, her book “Plan D: How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes” is on shelves now and she'll be hosting the second season of NickMom's stand-up comedy series "NickMom Night Out."
PEOPLE Magazine posted details about the wedding of Jack McCain, the son of U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona and his wife Cindy to Renee Swift over the weekend.
The couple held a rehearsal dinner Friday night at the Tonga Room of the Fairmont Hotel with a wedding ceremony on Saturday at San Francisco's Grace Cathedral. A reception followed at the California Academy of Sciences with all of the McCain children in attendance and Meghan McCain providing live tweets throughout the ceremony.
Jack, who serves as a lieutenant in the Navy, met Renee, a Bay area native and a captain in the USAF reserve, during a tour of duty in Guam.
The couple plan to honeymoon in Africa, after which Jack is slated for another deployment. Congrats to the happy couple!
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