WASHINGTON: The tennis star and world’s number one athlete, Serena Williams got engaged to her boyfriend Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of the social media company Reddit.
Williams made the announcement on Reddit saying “Future Mrs. Kn0thing”and features a cartoon version of Ohanian on one knee, offering a cartoon version of Williams a huge diamond.
Below the adorable image, Williams shared the story of their engagement in stanza form.
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
Ohanian wrote.”And you made me the happiest man on the planet.”
The lovebirds were in a relationship since October 2015. There engagement left many social media users in shock that Serena would marry a white man. Ohanian is of Armenian and German descent.
Some said that Williams would no longer be seen as a role model for young black women because the man she got engaged to is white.
Serena has redefined what a woman can do on a tennis court. She is more athletic than any other female player in history. She serves more accurately, and faster. She’s one of the most intelligent players to have ever played the sport. She hits the ball harder than anyone else ever has.