Williams went to Reddit Thursday (December 29) to break the news in a poem.
The tennis great has announced that she is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, 33. Fittingly, she broke the news in a poem – on Reddit. “I came home. A little late. Someone had a bag packed for me. And a carriage waited. Destination: Rome,” Williams, 35, wrote on her verified Reddit account. “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.” She continued: “But by choice. Down on knee. He said 4 words. And I said yes.” Ohanian shared the Reddit announcement on Facebook, simply writing, “She said yes.” (People)
Williams and Ohanian have reportedly dated for nearly two years.
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. (CNN)
A few weeks ago, gossip circulated about rapper Common and Serena possibly dating again.
An eyewitness tells us Serena and the rapper/actor were in a back room chatting before she spoke to the audience at the grand opening of the Yetunde Price Resource Center — for people affected by violence. We’re told the exes were careful to avoid taking pics together, but individually each got a photo with Compton’s mayor, Aja Brown. They left in separate cars after the event. (TMZ)
Last year, rumors developed about Serena seeing Ohanian.
“They met at a lunch,” a source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly. “It’s new.” Although Williams, 34, was recently linked to Drake, a second source says it was simply a “flirty friendship.” Now, the tennis pro is making love part of her routine, bringing her new guy, 32, to her workout at the Los Angeles School of Gymnastics on Saturday, Oct. 24. Says an onlooker, “He called her babe and they held hands.” (Us Weekly)