Tennis great Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian are engaged.
A spokesperson for Ohanian confirmed that he popped the question while the two were vacationing in Rome. Williams first announced the news herself in a Reddit post on its “r/isaidyes” forum.
“I came home/A little late/Someone had a bag packed for me/And a carriage awaited” Williams said in her Reddit post, which was written like a poem and had a cartoon of the couple at the top. “Destination: Rome/To escort me to my very own ‘charming’/Back to where our stars first collided/And now it was full circle/At the same table we first met by chance/This time he made it not by chance/But by choice/Down on one knee/He said 4 words/And/r/isaidyes.”
Ohanian also announced the engagement on his Facebook page, linking to Williams’ Reddit post and adding, “She said yes.”
Williams and Ohanian, who have been dating since the fall of 2015, have mostly kept their romance out of the spotlight, though she does post pictures of them on her Instagram account from time to time.
Flash back Friday. Our team the Kryptonians doing a team building exercise. I love this pic cause it shows our personalities. @damarri_eddie being petty with his petty smile @alexisohanian the nerd @iamkhyriealleyne and @lyndrea_imani being silly @thinkbetterind thinking less @zun_hut he prob said something mean, @robbyepoole85 being fake 😂😂 @serenawilliams being over the top @thatsjoshjones trying to be cute @valvogt always posing @itsrhee360 being Rhee, @alantebaugh blat blat) @coltonlhaynes being corny sexy as always @__kris_tin__ being always cheezing and of course @mike_sodope HATING lol #iloveus #kryptonians #fbf