Alexis Olympia Ohanian turned 1 on Saturday, September 1st but her parents, Serena William and Alexis Ohanian, didn’t celebrate her birthday.
A fan was disappointed by this and pointed it out and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian responded.
It all began after Alexis shared a cute photo of Olympia on his Instagram page to mark her first birthday, writing:
1 year ago today, you changed our lives forever, @olympiaohanian ? my adventure princess.’
He did not include the customary “happy birthday” in his birthday message to Olympia and his followers pointed that out.
One fan expressed disappointment, saying:
it’s so sad that Olympia will not have a BD party
But Alexis gave the perfect response. He told the fan that Olympia would not be missing out because they celebrated her life all year round.
I’m not a Witness, but I considered how made up it all is: the purpose of celebrating a birthday is to celebrate life with the people who love you (and to eat cake).
This baby is loved and will get to celebrate life with people who love her *plenty* of times, with plenty of parties (and eat cake — in moderation) throughout her life.
A number of his followers praised him for his reply and said they agree with his reasoning.
Serena Williams already revealed earlier that they will not be celebrating their daughter’s birthday because of her Jehova’s Witness beliefs.