Last Week Serena Williams reveled to the world her engagement to Reddit Co founder Alexis Ohanian. The impressive tennis ace displayed the ring on Thursday via Reddit, leaving no doubt as to the couple’s expensive taste. The tennis star revealed a week ago that her boyfriend of almost two years Ohanian had popped the question after taking her away on a surprise trip to Rome.
Williams shared the news on Reddit by posting a poem, writing:
‘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 / And I said yes.’
Ohanian later posted Williams’ poem to his Facebook account, writing: ‘She said yes.’
He also commented on her poem on Reddit, writing: ‘And you made me the happiest man on the planet.’
Williams revealed in her poem that she came home to find her bags packed and ready to go for the surprise trip that Ohanian had planned for them.
‘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,’ wrote Williams. She also included a graphic that showed her dressed in her tennis gear and floating on air as Ohanian presented her with a large diamond.
Williams, who is widely known for being private about her personal life, has never talked about her relationship with Ohanian in the media.
The story that the pair met in Rome suggests however that they first met in May of 2015, when she played the clay court tournament ahead of the French Open.
Ohanian, a robust 6’5 UVA graduate, is estimated to be worth between $4.5million and $6million from the sale of Reddit a decade ago.