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She said yes! - Serena Williams engaged to Reddit co-founder Ohanian

December 30, 2016 10:20 IST

Tennis star Serena Williams was rumoured to be dating Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian (left) in the fall of 2015

IMAGE: Alexis Ohanian and Serena Williams. Photographs: Alexis Ohanian/Twitter and Mike Stobe/Getty Images for the USTA

Tennis legend Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian are engaged.

According to Ohanian’s spokesperson, ‘the deal was sealed’ when the couple was vacationing in Rome.

The 22-time Grand Slam winner first announced the news in a Reddit post where she wrote a post headlined ‘I said Yes’ and followed it up with a poem of sorts.

"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."

The post had a cartoon of the couple at the top.

Ohanian replied in the comments of Serena’s post: And you made me the happiest man on the planet. Edit: you're also a really cute Snoo. As I was drawing this for you, I thought, "our Snoos should go out on a date sometime."

He also announced the engagement on his Facebook page, linking to Williams's Reddit post and adding, "She said yes."

The 35-year-old Williams and 33-year-old Ohanian have been dating since late 2015 and have managed to keep their romance mostly private.