Serena Williams on Thursday took to Reddit to announce her engagement to the social media website’s co-founder Alexis Ohanian.
The couple, who have managed to keep their relationship under wraps, are said to have been dating since at least late 2015. The couple had only shared a few Instagram posts on their pages suggesting nothing more than a friendship.
The world number two tennis player used a poem to break the news saying he took her to Rome, where they first met, to propose to her.
”I came home/A little late/Someone had a bag packed for me/And a carriage waited. 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/But by choice/ Down on knee/He said 4 words/And I said yes.”
Ohanian, through his verified account, replied: ”And you made me the happiest man on the planet.” He also shared Serena Williams’ post on his Facebook page with the message: ”she said yes”.
Instagram users have flocked to Serena Williams’ page to congratulate the tennis superstar on her engagement. The last photo of the couple was posted four weeks ago at a costume party for Halloween.
Serena Williams, a 22-time major singles winner widely regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time, is gearing up for next month’s Australian Open. She will be aiming to win her seventh title in Melbourne.
Both she and her sister Venus arrived in Auckland on Friday for a tournament leading up to the Open.