Looks like another celebrity is partaking in engagement season! Congratulations are in order for tennis pro Serena Williams, who got engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, 33, while vacationing in Rome. Così romantica!
Fittingly, the star athlete broke the news on Thursday in a poem — on Reddit!
“I came home. A little late. Someone had a bag packed for me. And a carriage waited. Destination: Rome,” Williams, 35, wrote on her Reddit account, People reports. “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.”
She continued: “But by choice. Down on knee. He said 4 words. And I said yes.” Ohanian shared the Reddit announcement on Facebook, accompanied by a simple (but telling) caption, “She said yes.”
He also commented on his fiancé’s Reddit post, writing, “And you made me the happiest man on the planet.” Awww!
Williams, who boasts 22 Grand Slam titles along with dozens of other accolades, and Ohanian have been dating since the fall of 2015, CNN reports, and have mostly kept their romance under wraps, although she does post pictures of them on her Instagram account from time to time — including a totally adorable costume photo around Halloween.
“Bear necessities,” Williams captioned the pic of Ohanian in a bear costume with her flaunting her behind in black and white pajamas that read “BEAR CHEEKS” on the bottom.
Before settling down with her husband-to-be, Williams was previously linked to Patrick Mouratoglou and rappers Drake and Common.
While we have yet to spy an engagement ring selfie from Williams, we can't help but wonder if the star athlete will call upon her bestie Ciara for wedding planning tips. The wife of Russell Wilson, who is expecting the couple's first child together, recently wed in a stunning English wedding this summer. Unfortunately Williams wasn't able to partake in bridesmaid duties for her BFF's big day, as she was in the middle of preparations for the Wimbledon finals and couldn't attend the wedding.
But, ever the good friend, Williams WAS able to partake in one of the most epic bachelorette parties we've ever seen. Ciara and her squad headed to Sin City for a wild weekend — and even wilder outfits. We're sure the newly wedded woman will help out her recently engaged gal pal!