- Serena posted a tweet yesterday with the caption “Sips tea…”
- People think it’s a subtle hint she was one of the anonymous friends who spoke to People about Meghan Markle.
- Five “best friends” of the Duchess of Sussex spoke to the magazine about the real Meghan, and one said she had recently drank tea with the royal.
- They said she is someone who genuinely cares about other people and likes taking care of you.
- Williams and Markle have a longstanding friendship, and Markle often wears clothes from her friends’ fashion line.
Meghan Markle and Serena Williams are longtime friends. The pair met nearly nine years ago in 2010 during a party celebrating the Super Bowl, and have kept in touch ever since.
In fact, some eagle eyed fans think a recent tweet from the tennis star could be a subtle hint that Williams was one of Markle’s “best friends” who recently spoke to People about how the royal has had to endure “lies and untruths” and “global bullying.”
In the tweet, Williams simply wrote “Sips tea…” with a photo of her doing just that.
People responded to the post with praise calling Williams an “amazing friend,” assuming she must have been the confidant who told People she had recently drank tea with Markle.
Sips tea… pic.twitter.com/C1KNJWtrvA
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) February 7, 2019
“You’re a great friend, Serena!” wrote one Twitter user. “Let Meghan know we have her back and we’re praying for her!”
“I have long admired you as the G.O.A.T in terms of your athletic achievements,” wrote another. “Your show of solidarity for #DuchessMeghan lets me know that you are the G.O.A.T. in friendship and solidarity.”
Others posted pictures of Williams and Markle, including some from the day they met.
Besties have each other’s back. pic.twitter.com/Ex734APSS0
— Waleska (@wallymcc1) February 7, 2019
Markle is often seen in clothes from Williams’ fashion line, showing support for her friend.
“She just wanted to look good and wear a blazer. The next thing you know it’s our blazer,” Williams told Marie Claire at the time. “I was like, ‘Meghan, thanks!’ And she was like, ‘Why are you thanking me? We’re friends!'”
She’s also been spotted in the crowd at Williams’ tennis matches.
“We had a couple of days together recently,” one friend said.
“Her husband was out of town on work. In the room she made up for me, there was a candle lit by the bed, slippers and a robe. We were the only two in the house. It was our time. She made the most lovely meals. She made tea every day. It was raining and muddy outside, so the dogs got all dirty, and she’s wiping them off with towels. How much she loves her animals, how much she loves her friends, how much she loves feeding you, taking care of you – none of that has changed.”
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