Serena Williams scored herself a fiancé, the heavily-decorated tennis champion announced Thursday.
The Olympian has been dating Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian for over a year, and upgraded her marital status during a recent trip to Rome.
“I came home a little late, someone had a bag packed for me and a carriage awaited. Destination: Rome,” Williams said in a post to — of course — Reddit’s dedicated forum for engagement stories. (TheWrap took the liberty of reformatting her stream-of-consciousness prose for readability, but see the full post text below.)
“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 4 words and I said yes,” she concluded.
Attached to the announcement was a drawing of Williams and Ohanian in the style of Reddit’s animated mascot, a little alien named Snoo. “Future Mrs. Kn0thing,” a caption read, referring to Ohanian’s handle on the platform.
In August, Williams defeated Angelique Kerber at Wimbledon, bringing her Grand Slam title count to 22. She ties Steffi Graf’s Open-era record for Grand Slam singles titles. For comparison, Roger Federer has won more Grand Slams than any male singles tennis player in history with only 17 times.
Ohanian founded Reddit in 2005 with Steve Huffman. He stepped away from his role in 2010, and currently oversees a venture capital fund.
Read Williams’ full post on the r/isaidyes subreddit:
I came home
A little late
Someone had a bag packed for me
And a carriage awaited
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 4 words