Serena Williams Is Engaged, And We’re Swooning Over The Proposal

Well, folks, tennis star Serena Williams is off the market! According to Business Insider, her boyfriend since 2015,  Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, popped the question and she said yes!

She posted about the news in the most fitting place possible, Reddit. According to her post, Ohanian whisked her away to the place where they first met in Rome to ask her to be his wife. She posted the news in an r/isaidyes subreddit, which according to Business Insider, is an entire subreddit she created just to share the news.


In response to her “I said ‘yes’” story Ohanian wrote, “And you made me the happiest man on the planet.” Awww.

Fellow Redditors are ecstatic for Ohanian and his bride-to-be. One person even commented on the post, “Everyone on Reddit is automatically invited.” Now, some wedding that would be!

The two are private about their relationship, rarely posting about each other online, but according to the New York Times, a spokesperson did confirm that they’ve known each other for quite some time.

The spokesperson, Kelly Bush Novak, said a wedding date has yet to be set. She also confirmed the two have “known each other for some time before they started dating last fall,” she told the NY Times. So it sounds like they were friends before becoming romantic, which is always a sweet way to start a relationship.

Business Insider did point out that in honor of her engagement, the Women’s Tennis Association posted a rarely seen photo of the pair together. And I must say, it’s absolutely adorable.

Of course, everyone on the Internet can’t attend the wedding, but I do hope Williams and Ohanian are open about the planning process and share tons of photos online. Because now that they’re engaged — the most important part is still to come. The dream wedding, naturally.

Nothing more would do for this tennis star princess and her prince charming.

[h/t: Business Insider]