Is Serena Williams Meghan Markle’s Biggest Fan?

It is no secret that Serena Williams and Meghan Markle are friendship goals. They have been friends for a while and their friendship has only gotten stronger as the years have gone by. Markle has been spotted several times at different tennis matches, supporting her friend, Williams. And the pair seem to have a connection that nothing can break.

We have watched for years how Markle has shown the world that she is one of Williams’ biggest fans. However, it turns out that William’s is also Markle’s biggest fan. So, how does William’s show her support for her BFF? Keep reading to find out. 

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Megan Markle, The Duchess of Sussex, watches Serena Williams | TPN/Getty Images

How did Meghan Markle and Serena Williams meet?

Because these two ladies have such different careers, their Markle and William’s friendship was surprising to many people. Another fact that people found surprising is that they actually met because of sports. But it wasn’t their love of tennis that brought them together. Instead, it was football.

About a year before Meghan landed her lead role on the hit TV show Suits, she went to a Super Bowl party. The party was a star-studded event with plenty of celebrities. One of the celebrities that had attended the party was a tennis champion, Serena Williams.

The two had chatted for a while at the party and realized that they had a lot in common.

About four years later, they both took part in a charity flag football game where they were on the same team. It was during that time that the two really became close. Markle had written on her now-deleted blog about when the two first became friends.

“Taking pictures, laughing through the flag football game we were both playing and chatting not about tennis or acting but about good old fashioned girly stuff,” Markle had written. She also added the pair had “hit it off immediately.”

After their initial meeting, the pair stayed in contact with each other and have been friends ever since.

Serena Williams threw Meghan Markle a lavish baby shower

Before little Archie was born, Markle’s BFF threw her a lavish, star-studded baby shower in New York City. According to Fox News, baby showers aren’t really something that people in the UK do; it is much more of an American thing. So, that’s why William’s rented out an extravagant suite at the Mark Hotel that cost around $75,000 a night. She also flew Markle across the pond on a private jet that reportedly cost over $100,000. 

Some of the guests included Priyanka Chopra, Amal Clooney, and Oprah’s BFF, Gayle King. Guests were said to have had a great time and they went home with a bunch of souvenirs that were reportedly valued at $700. 

Some of the party favors that were given away included a Cuyana leather tote bag, a hand-stitched Lingua Franca sweater, and even some high-end luggage.

It was rumored that William’s had shelled out over $200,000 for the baby shower, but we guess you can’t put a price on friendship.

Is Serena Williams Meghan Markle’s biggest fan?

Earlier this month, Markle surprised William’s by flying to New York to support her as Williams competed in a tennis match with Canada native Bianca Andreescu at the U.S Open. This is the first time that Markle has left the UK since giving birth to baby Archie on May 6 of this year.

No one knows where the four-month-old royal was while his mom was enjoying the game, but William’s seemed very touched by the fact that her friend came out to support her.

About a week later, E! News caught up with the tennis champion during New York Fashion Week to ask her what she thought about Markle coming to her match to support her.

“Meghan is amazing. Like, literally flew across the seas to support for a few hours with a newborn baby, and she’s the most positive, amazing human that I know. Everyone needs to know how amazing she is,” Williams had gushed. “I don’t know if I could have done that with my daughter at that age, um, but she did it. And that shows you what kind of person she is.”

As it turns out, not only is Markle a fan of Williams, but Williams seems to be an even bigger fan of Markle.