Serena Williams is known for her killer drop shot, but her spotlight in the news lately has been about love. That’s right— Serena Williams is getting married! For those close to Serena, it’s no big surprise; Serena had been seeing a dapper fellow after her breakup with artist and rapper Drake. Sources report that she’s been dating her beau since late 2015. So who’s the lucky guy?
Alexis Ohanian, owner and co-founder of Reddit, reportedly popped the question in Rome. You know the saying, “When in Rome . . . .” The two originally met in the Italian capital, making it a fitting place to propose. Williams posted her romantic proposal online with a poem on—where else—Reddit: “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/ And/ r/isaidyes.”
Neither Williams, 35, nor Ohanian, 33, have ever been married before, making this engagement a first time for both. The couple is excited to start planning their wedding details, and friends and family members are already beginning to speculate the venue and theme. While it’s uncertain how “public” the wedding will be, or which date the couple has picked, fans can only expect the best of the best; after all, it is Serena Williams. And of course, the fact that her fiancé is an online powerhouse, we can expect to see plenty of updates on Reddit and other social media platforms to keep us up to date!