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Tennis Great Serena Williams Is Engaged

She's marrying Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 29, 2016 3:58 PM CST
Serena Williams Engaged to Reddit Co-Founder
Tennis great Serena Williams is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.   (Instagram)

(Newser) – She's a 22-time Grand Slam champion; he's the co-founder of Reddit. And now they're getting married. Business Insider reports Serena Williams is engaged to Alexis Ohanian, whom she's been dating since 2015. The engagement is a "surprise" as the two "have kept their love private," according to People.

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Williams announced the engagement with a poem on Reddit. She says Ohanian packed a bag and booked her a flight to Italy before proposing to her at the table in Rome where they first met. "You made me the happiest man on the planet," Ohanian replied to her post. It's a cute story, but Jezebel is having a hard time wrapping its head around the whole thing. The blog hopes Ohanian's proposal to "quite possibly the baddest woman on the planet" included "a long monologue about his and every other man’s general unworthiness for her company and attention." (Read more Serena Williams stories.)

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