Saturday 21 September 2019

A digital fairy-tale? Serena Williams breaks news of her engagement on Reddit

She announced the news with a poem

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian
Serena Williams arriving at the Wimbledon Champions Dinner 2016, at the Guildhall, London
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian

Tennis legend Serena Williams is engaged and she announced the in the most fitting way possible for a woman about to marry a Silicon Valley founder.

The athlete has just become engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian (33).

In true 2016 style she shared the news on his website with a poem:

“I came home. A little late. Someone had a bag packed for me. And a carriage waited. Destination: Rome,” the 35-year-old wrote.

“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.”

Her other half shared the news on his own Facebook page, writing "she said yes".

The pair have been dating since 2015 and a spokesperson confirmed the news to CNN.

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