One of the most eligible bachelorettes in the world is officially off the market.
Tennis superstar Serena Williams, 35, is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, 33. According to various reports, the two began dating quietly in October 2015 but have kept their relationship off of social media.
Ohanian proposed to Williams in Rome. She recounted the proposal with a poem on her verified Reddit account.
“I came home
A little late
Someone had a bag packed for me
And a carriage awaited
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
Ohanian shared the poem on his Facebook account with the caption “She said yes.”
Williams has dated rappers Common and Drake (twice), which sparked a brief rap beef between the two. (Common famously referred to Drake as “Canada Dry”.) Ohanian’s public profile is much lower but he is a star in his own right. Slate Magazine described the 6′ 5″ tech professional in a 2015 article about their relationsihp;
“Ohanian, 32, is in many ways the archetypal tech bro. A University of Virginia graduate, he’s geeky and boyishly enthusiastic, handsome by tech-startup standards, and earnestly idealistic to an extent that stands out even in Silicon Valley, where everyone’s busy making the world a better place. Ohanian’s actual personal credo: “making the world suck less.” That’s like making the world a better place, but with facial hair.”