Serena Williams announces engagement to Reddit co-founder

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The couple are currently celebrating the new year (and new ring finger bling) in NZ

Serena Williams is getting married, and the news left the world as surprised as one of her tennis opponents when she deals out one of her lightning serves.

The tennis superstar announced her engagement to boyfriend Alexis Ohanian last week. Williams has been dating Ohanian, the cofounder of Reddit, since 2015, after she ended her rumoured fling with Drake.

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Until now, she has kept the relationship under lock and key. But clearly this news was too good not to share.

Appropriately, Williams chose to announce the engagement via a Reddit post, with a poem that traced the relationship back to when the pair first met.

"I came home / A little late / Someone had a bag packed for me / Destination: Rome

"And now it was full circle / The same table where we met by chance / But choice

"Down on one knee / He said 4 words," it read.

Spoiler: she said yes.

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The sweet poem was accompanied an even sweeter illustration of the pair, drawn by Ohanian himself. The image shows Ohanian down on one knee proposing to Williams, who is unmistakable in her head-to-toe Nike.

The message above the illustration - which reads "The future Mrs. Kn0thing" - is a reference to Ohanian's Reddit handle.

The pair are apparently now in New Zealand, celebrating the New Year and Williams' new ring finger bling.

Written By Kirsty Sier

Go, Bec!


Finally, we get the juicy details!

Ed Sheehan

"I started slipping into it and that's why I took a year off."