Serena Williams announces engagement on Reddit


Tennis great Serena Williams just announced she’s going to be “Mrs. Kn0thing” on Reddit, where she and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian made their engagement official.

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From her official account, Williams wrote a poem detailing the engagement.

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

Ohanian responded to the poem, “And you made me the happiest man on the planet.” Williams also created the subreddit r/isaidyes for other people to share stories of their engagements.

It’s the start of something, one way or another.

Jaya Saxena

Jaya Saxena

Jaya Saxena is a lifestyle writer and editor whose work focuses primarily on women's issues and web culture. Her writing has appeared in GQ, ELLE, the Toast, the New Yorker, Tthe Hairpin, BuzzFeed, Racked, Eater, Catapult, and others. She is the co-author of 'Dad Magazine,' the author of 'The Book Of Lost Recipes,' and the co-author of 'Basic Witches.'