Williams engaged to Reddit co-founder
By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Serena Williams is off the market, as she’s engaged to 33-year-old Alexis Ohanian. He’s the co-founder of the popular website, Reddit, and the company’s executive chairman.
The couple announced that they’re engaged on his platform. Williams said in a post that he popped the question in a surprise trip to Rome, as you can see below:
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
That’s apparently where they first met each other. He took her to the exact same table that they first talked, before getting down on one knee.
Williams, the tennis star, said yes.
The 35-year-old is the most popular women’s tennis player with $81 million in career earnings. That’s first all-time.
She has a 775-129 career record and has 71 WTA titles. As of Sept. 2016, she’s the second ranked tennis player in the world.
Ohanian was born in Brooklyn, New York, but grew up in the suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated the University of Virginia.
Besides being a part of Reddit, which is believed to be valued at $500 million, he also hosts a show called Small Empires, about tech startups. He also became a best-selling author in 2013 when he published “Without Their Permission.”