Tennis star Serena Williams has announced her engagement to Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of social news website Reddit.
Serena, 35, made the announcement in the form of a sweet poem she shared on Reddit, the website 33-year-old Ohanian co-founded in 2005.
Serena, on her newly verified account, wrote: “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 four words and I said yes.’’
An adorable cartoon of the couple accompanied the poem.
Ohanian had also replied to Williams’ post by saying “And you made me the happiest man on the planet.’’
He shared Serena’s post on Facebook with his own jubilant announcement: “She said yes.’’
Serena’s media representative has also confirmed the engagement.
Serena Williams and Ohanian, the Reddit guy
Serena and Ohanian have kept their relationship largely under wraps. Occasionally, Serena would share just a few Instagram photos of them enjoying time together with friends.
In November 2015, Serena made headlines when she chased down a mugger who grabbed her phone while she was dining with Ohanian at a restaurant in San Francisco.
This engagement caps off a year in which Williams won her seventh Wimbledon singles title and 22nd Grand Slam singles title, but dropped to world number two ranking.
Serena is currently in New Zealand preparing to compete in the ASB Classic.
Ohanian is an American internet entrepreneur, activist, investor, and best-selling author born in the Brooklyn borough of New York City and based in San Francisco.
Reddit is a social media community where users group around topics, news articles and discussion points, rather than around people they know in offline life.
Ohanian and a college friend, Steve Huffman, both founded Reddit in 2005.