Tennis legend Serena Williams shared the news of her engagement to Alexis Ohanian on (where else?) the platform he co-created.
Using her verified Reddit account, Williams shared a post entitled “I said yes” with a cartoon of her and Ohanian and the following poem about how the proposal went down.
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
CNN confirms, via a publicist, that Ohanian proposed in Rome. The two have been together since late 2015.
Ohanian has been a fixture in the tech world since launching Reddit in 2005. He left the company in 2007 to pursue non-profit projects and write his book, Without Their Permission. In 2015, he returned to Reddit’s helm with co-founder Steve Huffman and this year he launched the third fund for early-stage VC Initialized Capital.
In response to Williams’ Reddit post, Ohanian commented, “And you made me the happiest man on the planet.”