Serena Williams reveals why she told Meghan Markle to ‘stop being so nice’

The pair go way back


Serena Williams has revealed why she advised her pal Meghan Markle to “stop being so nice”.

The tennis star and the former actress have been friends since 2014, and regularly speak out in support of one another.

Since they became friends, Meghan has married into royalty and become the Duchess of Sussex – but Serena has insisted that Meghan hasn’t changed one but, despite her prestigious new status.


Speaking to People, Serena said, “I’m like, ‘How are you?’ and she’s like, ‘No, how are you? and I’m like, ‘You’re so sweet, but I’m really asking – how are YOU?'”

“I’m like, ‘Meghan, stop being so nice…you’re the pregnant one, aren’t you supposed to have hormones, why are you so sweet?’ But that’s always been her.”

Meghan and Serena first met at the Super Bowl in 2010, and four years later, they appeared at the Super Bowl to compete in DIRECTV’s Celebrity Beach Bowl.

The pair have been close friends ever since, and the tennis star even attended the Royal wedding back in May.