Serena Williams is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.The tennis star made the announcement on Reddit on Thursday by writing a poem detailing how her fiance proposed.
In a post titled “I Said Yes,” Williams 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 4 words. And r/isaidyes.” Sources close to Ohanian also confirmed the engagement to Gossip Cop.
Just last month, Gossip Cop debunked a TMZ story that wrongly speculated that Williams and Common were back together. The former couple simply attended the launch of the Yetunde Price Resource Center in Compton, which was named after the tennis champ’s oldest sister, who was shot to death in 2003. The outlet noted Williams and Common were “careful to avoid taking pics together” at the new community that’s for area residents who have been affected by gun violence. But as Gossip Cop noted, the two split in 2010 and have simply remained friends ever since.