Serena Williams Gets Engaged to Reddit Co-Founder

Dec 29, 2016  •  Post A Comment

Tennis superstar Serena Williams took to Reddit to announce that she is engaged to marry the site’s co-founder, Alexis Ohanian. The post includes a drawing by Ohanian, which you can see below, along with a poem by Williams telling the story of the proposal:

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



Ohanian’s drawing includes the Reddit mascot Snoo, dressed as Ohanian, proposing to a Snoo version of Williams. It also includes Ohanian’s Reddit handle Kn0thing.

The New York Times notes that Williams and Ohanian began dating last fall, and had known each other already for some time before they started dating. The paper cites Williams’ spokeswoman Kelly Bush Novak saying a wedding date has not yet been set.

Williams is 35 and Ohanian is 33.

Alexis Ohanian’s “Snoo” proposal to Serena Williams (Reddit)

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