Surprise! Serena Williams Is Suddenly Engaged To Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian

Serena Williams is endlessly fascinating, and not just because she’s one of the most badass, talented athletes in the whole world. Gossip hounds have followed her dating life for yeeears. How could we forget her highly-publicized relationship with Drake last summer? And fans went wild when she appeared in Lemonade (she wasn’t sorry!) earlier this year. All in all, there is so much more to Serena than her prowess on the tennis court.

Now, Serena’s raising eyebrows by going and getting engaged. Sure, engagement season is in full swing, so seeing a celeb get a ring on it isn’t really the OMG aspect here. The surprising part is who Serena is engaged to: some dude who cofounded Reddit…?

Yep, the tennis champ is engaged to Alexis Ohanian, Jezebel reports.

After keeping a majorly low profile as a couple for however long they’ve been together (the above photo seems to be the only one of them on both of their Instagram accounts), Serena took to Reddit to announce the big news. In the form of a poem. Here it is in all of its glory:

I came home

A little late

Someone had a bag packed for me

And a carriage awaited

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



In case that wasn’t enough, Serena really got in touch with her ~creative~ side, and posted a cartoon illustrating the moment she said, “Yes!” to her beau. You can see that right here, in Ohanian’s Facebook post (these two are just all about the social media), confirming the news:

Sounds like a whirlwind romance capped off by a fairy tale proposal befitting the Queen of Tennis herself. Congrats to the happy couple!

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