On December 29, Serena Williams announced that she got engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

35-year-old Serena Williams and her 33-year-old boyfriend Alexis Ohanian have taken their relationship to the next level. The Reddit co-founder proposed to the tennis pro and, contrary to their low-key-kept romance, this news they made public.

Williams announced the great news on Reddit, through a poem titled “I said yes”:

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian

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




I said yes from isaidyes


Ohanian chose Facebook to make the news public. He posted an animated image of him getting down on one knee and asking Williams to marry him, holding the biggest diamond ever. He captioned it: “She said yes” and added that she asked him to make a drawing for “the future Mrs. Kn0thing”, as she was planning a Reddit post. And so he did.

However, Ohanian forgot to update his relationship status on Facebook, from “in a relationship” to “engaged”.

In the past year, Williams has always kept her personal life away from the media and, until approximately a month ago, there was no info about her relationship status. Things changed when she posted on Instagram a photo of her and Ohanian at a pajama party with a matchy-matchy message: he was wearing a bear onesie and she was wearing a black and white PJ which had the message  ”bear cheeks” printed on the bottom.

Bear necessities

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Before her relationship with Ohanian, Williams has been romantically linked with Drake, back in 2015. The rapper is now rumored to date Jennifer Lopez.