Oh, no! Serena Williams was asked to be one of Ciara’s bridesmaids, but unfortunately the pro tennis champion had to bail on the ceremony. Thankfully, she has a REALLY good reason.
Serena Williams, 34, left Ciara, 30, at the altar on her wedding day. Okay, maybe that’s a bit dramatic since the groom, Russell Wilson, 27, was definitely in attendance for the ceremony on Tuesday, July 6, but sadly the bride was down a bridesmaid. So, what happened?
Ciara lost a bridesmaid at the very last minute, but that bridesmaid, Serena Williams, had a pretty great excuse: Wimbledon! Thankfully, even the loss of Serena as a bridesmaid could not ruin Ciara’s perfect wedding day in Liverpool, England.
“Serena really wanted to be part of Ciara’s bridal party when she asked her a while back, but she knew work may conflict,” a source told E! News. “Ciara was understanding and knows Serena would be there if she could. They have spoken today and have FaceTimed each other, so it’s like Serena is in the room with all the girls.”
To be fair, Ciara had to know that asking one of — if not THE — best tennis player in the world to be in a wedding the same weekend as the Wimbledon semi-finals might not have worked out so well. That’s why it’s great that she had Kelly Rowland and LaLa Anthony by her side, as the report claims they helped her get ready for the rehearsal dinner the night before, July 5.
Either way, Ciara was surrounded by friends, family, and love! For more detail about Ciara and Russell’s stunning English wedding, make sure you check out HollywoodLife.com‘s previous article.
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