Serena Williams relied on Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle after her stunning meltdown at the U.S. Open following her loss to Japan's Naomi Osaka.

Williams, 37, said she and her friend, Meghan, turn to each other for solace and comfort during troubled times.

In a recent interview with an Australian TV show, Williams said of Markle, “We were actually just texting each other this morning. We have known each other for a long time, but we really are relying on each other a lot recently."

Williams and Markle, 37, met at the 2010 Super Bowl in Miami. She was one of the lucky recipients of a coveted invitation from the former Suits actress, who married Britain's Prince Harry in May.

Williams says she keeps in constant contact with the Duchess. She said she was proud to attend the Royal Wedding with her husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

"To have such a monumental moment in England, nonetheless of all the places, I felt like we were literally watching history," she told The Project.

“I feel like in a few years we are going to look back at that moment and it’s going to be so historic. It’s going to be something that people never forget. The whole service was really wonderful, and most of all I just wanted to see my friend be happy. And I think that’s what happened."

Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

  • Toni Toni Toni

    WOW! Serena looks amazing in that pic. Best I've seen her look ever. Her brows are not all crazy. That Look fits her.
    But glad they have one another. Nothing like having a true friend.

  • Kanyade

    true friendship >>>>

  • WhoKnew

    It's good to have a girlfriend who is a true blue friend and a "got your back" kind of friend. People don't realize you don't need 50 friends, just one or two ride or die friends who have "got your back" no matter what.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Two bed wenches cool with each other how about that...

  • Eileen

    is this an old picture?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Pick better Friends Megan with your pretty self .... got nothing else for this .... I see you Serena Bye !

  • Yardgirl

    I said the same thing! Megan looks like "old Megan" not the starched thinner new version and Serena's eyebrows look much nicer than it does now (no shade!) They both look much younger!

  • Bashi22

    Wow Serena is best friend with everyone only time i saw Serena in the vicinity of Meghan was at the wedding.

  • Carrington

    I love this softer look on Serena. She has too much money to not have a better stylist all the way around. This is a really pretty Serena.

  • Carrington

    I just said the same thing about her look. She should keep whoever did this look.

  • Bashi22

    lol she does but Serena thinks she is a fashionista because she huge celebrity with money and Vogue magazine cover shoot. That girl is a hit or miss.


    At least Meghan has black friends cause I thought it was strange a black woman with zero black friends...
    Serena and Meghan that’s cool better company than the kardashians...

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    Picture is from 2014. She looks good.

  • Miss Thang

    Serena is the one who introduced Meghan to Harry.

  • imright

    Serenas makeup looks nice in the top pic??

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Wow! Her make up looks great!

  • SunSoy

    Megan Markle has said out of her own mouth that she identifies as biracial. Why dictate that she has to call herself black?


    Serena looks amazing in that photo! Yes!

  • Bashi22

    Meghan was living with her chef man in Toronto Canada facts.

  • Brown & Proud

    Serena looks gorgeous in the main photo.. Then I scroll down and I just want to shake her! Stop with the shiny wet looking eyebrows sis! Its awful!

  • IChosetheBrownDollbaby

    Are you ever happy about anything? Real question. It's interesting how you always speak on bad vibes and negativity when you exude them the most. Then you get upse when people call you on it. Why?

  • IChosetheBrownDollbaby

    I love how this woman does nothing but love her family and make history. You never hear anything bad about her.

  • Browneyes

    I love her eyebrows in the directv shirt. she can keep that Oscar the grouch look she usually wears

  • dontgetblocked

    Serena is so thirsty. So thirsty. I need her to go away. She's best friends with EVERYBODY as long as they're popular at the moment. Reminds me of Gwenyth Paltrow. Whatever happened to her and Beyonce's friendship?

  • Kimocha

    Seems like those shoes don't quite go with that dress to me...

  • Yui
  • dontgetblocked

    I bet they are more like acquaintances not close friends.

  • dontgetblocked

    Who let her out of the house with those shoes? Her husband should have shut that down.

  • Bashi22

    Serena will back handed him so he knows his place lol

  • Malcom Flex

    The GOAT needs to upgrade her stylist and makeup artist. I doubt she and the Duchess of SuckSex are close as the Duchess doesn't have much to do with black people unless she's working for the Firm (Royal Family), which is why I don't care for her.

  • Kimocha

    Seem like she wears the pants and he wears the dresses in this relationship... so I don't think he shuts down ANYTHING.... EVER!

  • Malcom Flex

    Naw that was Meg's pimp, Markus Anderson who is now deep undercover. And Beshi22 below, you're right she was shacking up with the chef and dumped him after Markus Anderson hooked her up with Prince Harry.

  • Malcom Flex

    Meg isn't into blacks, Notice not one of her black relatives came to her wedding only her Mother. She's a weird chick, I don't like her. If her Mama is cool then her Mama's fam would be cool.

  • Malcom Flex

    That photo is several years old way before she met Prince Harry.

  • Malcom Flex

    LOL. That font stays on block lists.

  • PhillyFacts

    Agreed true friends “are few, and far between” as oldies say.....

  • Malcom Flex

    Are you a jealous bed buck koon is that why you're dissing them?

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    good to see Serena looking so refreshed. 'happy and relaxed' looks good on her!


    I'm going to be nice b/c I love Serena, but being with a white man does not mean you automatically have NO style! What in the "Englishman walking shoes" is going on here!!! Joke is, there probably comfy AF!!

  • MsPam

    My question is why did the mother married into that crazy family?!

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Anonymouse

    Ok, Serena ?

  • ImWoke

    At first glance I thought that she was Chaka Khan

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    It really does.

  • Dowoop

    U read my mind.

  • Mikayla

    Yeah, all of a sudden they're BFFs? NO. Not buying it. Like you said it's obvious MM's closest would NOT be an actual black person. Never heard of these two being ACQUAINTED until now and MM ain't claiming Serena is she?

  • Malcom Flex

    Some biracials don't want to have anything to do with black people except for their one black parent. Too bad for the Duchess of SuckSex there remains photographic evidence of how she erased her race if not for the nose jobs-yes, pural, fillers, skin bleaching and perms she'd be just another light skin black chick.

  • Mikayla

    I have a photo with Serena too though.

  • Logan Roberts

    Serena looks cute here, but take out one pack of the curly hair, otherwise I love the hairstyle.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Scrollin byke up....clears throat *Ahem*...dass all fa me!

  • Alextra Ballard


  • Logan Roberts

    Probably mad because his mama or sister didn't make the cut ?

  • Alextra Ballard

    Does she even have a stylish? I hope not

  • Logan Roberts

    You should know Roberta.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chiiiile,they don't! !!!!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lololol...lawwd ham mercee@Oskar the grounch

  • Malcom Flex

    Basic hypocrite. Who swirls more than anyone in the USA? Black males, then Asian females. Everybody knows this which, in their logic would make them bed bucking koons, right?

  • Alextra Ballard

    She looks gud in the first's all downhill for there.

  • what?why

    The wedding invitations were not coveted in Hollywood. Very few celebs know Meghan ...

  • ImWoke

    Face and hair resemblance?

  • Alextra Ballard

    Girrrl, if it's there ion see it...we just gon agree to disagree tidday.



  • Scromes1212

    It's sad how many people I know like this smh

  • LoveLies79

    The shoes, UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nik
  • Nyla x

    I'm glad they're friends

  • Malcom Flex

    Kerry Washington's stylist would be better or Angela Bassett's the GOAT doesn't need to be styled to look like a hoe like the Kartrashians.

  • Malcom Flex

    She may need to phone Angela Bassett's stylist she's looking FLY.



  • Jennifer

    Serena could step out in rollers and a moo moo and still be SERENA: THE GOAT! I have so much respect for her I can't fix my fingers to clown her ?

  • Dun Dilly

    If there is a REVERSED SUNKEN thinks that Markle chick is there now and Serena has one toe dipped in it.

  • T Willis

    She was Becky ?

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lmaoooo...Whew lort!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Yes Ma'am...I am lost for words

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I guess you like black women getting raped and abused by slave masters

  • justlooking

    Are you kidding me? Serena I think not a compliment member of black panther party not NAACP.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    We make fun of these people, love them, hate them, or don't give fuchs, but at the end of the day, they're human beings, two women, still trying to figure things out under a microscope of public opinion, regardless of their position in life, NO ONE GOES EXEMPT...

    Exempt from flaws, missteps, challenges, victories, losses, wins, injustice, biases, joy and pain...and, fortunately, these two women who live pretty isolated lives, have each other, along with their respective family members!

  • Jussjess25

    That white man never comes to serenes defense! Its crazy he say nothing when the whole world badhea her. Smh. Not an email not a nothing and he has his own platform. Serena made a horrible choice marrying that man. She clearly wanted a lightskinned baby.

  • RentEmSpoons

    No disrespect to him, don’t know him , he’s successful and salute to him, but he’s possibly a beta male. Serena is an alpha , couldn’t keep a relationship in the past . This man has gotten billboards etc to show his love. He seems to know his role, he seems happy with taking the backseat while she leads and struts. I ain’t with that beta shit , but it’s not my life. It’s about balance, there’s everyone for someone.

  • Tailor Koko Milk

    Serena just glows like goddess

  • Jethro
  • akuakokoblogspotcom

    Thank you

  • robert mckeague

    Not claiming her? Serena and Alex were seated in the family section of the church for the wedding, while Oprah, the Beckhams and Idris Elba were in the celebrity guest section. They have been friends since she started dating Harry. Thy met at a benefit gala.

  • Meme

    Yes a bit like her twerking more miss than hit?

  • Bashi22

    I remember twerking it's so stiff but i do love her confidence though.

  • free

    what in the chaka khan hell is she doing? mr. ohanian-williams always looks like a snack until he takes his shirt off. that's all i got.

  • HelloToni

    I agree. He is the ying to yang.

  • Mikayla

    Oh good, well Serena made it then.?



  • Meme

    I love her full stop even though she cant twerk i know i cant twerk to save my life ?


    Yes good observation.


    Not dictating anything about the chick don’t even care at all about what she calls herself but it’s obvious no one thinks she is white.

  • exlurker

    But she repped her black side at the wedding.

  • Sassie

    Le sigh, Serena. Le sigh....

  • ImWoke

    I tried.?

  • ImWoke


  • Malcom Flex

    Heard that was Harry's idea. She used BP as PR that preacher was a travesty, LOL.

  • Lunatic Frank

    sooooo many black women desperately want to claim meghan lmaooo

  • Floriduhh Evans

    Looks like Serena finally stepping her wig game up....thank God ??

  • Jussjess25

    Doubt it they will be divorced any minute now and he’ll be trying to take her for everything shes got . Believe you me

  • Jethro
  • SunSoy

    That is because Megan Markle has said she is biracial that is not white.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Call Tyrone... Somebidy!


    *they're I KNOW BETTER!!

  • Kita Williams

    mom was practically disowned and called all types of names by her black family when she procreated with a white man so she chose to keep the hatred away from her baby. she has been protecting her daughter from the hate since. just bc her mom is cool doesn't negate the vile things her mom went through in order to give meghan life