Serena Williams: “I’m Getting Married”

Published: Thursday 29th Dec 2016 by David
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Serena Williams is getting married!

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The world famous African-American athlete took to social media today to reveal that she is engaged to the co-founder of Reddit Alexis Ohanian.

How?

By way of a poem.

_93175623_serenaI came home

A little late

Someone had a bag packed for me

And a carriage awaited

Destination: Rome

Back to where our stars first collided

At the same table we first met by chance

But by choice

Down on one knee

He said four words

And I said yes.

The message was posted to ‘r/isaidyes‘, a forum where users share their stories of wedding proposals after she bagged her seventh Wimbledon singles title and 22nd Grand Slam singles title.

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  1. BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 December 29, 2016

    I was almost scared to read. I thought she was going to announce her retirement! Congrats Serena 💍💍💍❤️❤️❤️🎾🏆

    • Stanning Is Messy December 29, 2016

      Probably because of Janet’s ‘I’m planning a family’ fiasco

    • 👸 + ✈ = 💀 December 29, 2016

      I thought she was getting married to a woman

  2. RealNegro December 29, 2016

    What a loss!

    • Truth December 29, 2016

      Oh please. It’s not like she hasn’t dated black men. She left herself open to the love that came to her, and I am happy for her. Free your mind.

      • Delroy December 30, 2016

        Totally agree with you we are in the 21st century people should be free to someone in there race another race or, in there same gender 2017 is just around the corner lets hope we move forward and leave ignorace behind

  3. #ispeakfacts December 29, 2016

    Congrats to the worlds most talented successful accomplished & best female athlete of all time! She deserves it! So I’m assuming Kelly Rowland & Lala Anthony will be bridesmaids!

    • Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler December 29, 2016

      Word on the street is, Beyonce might sing at the wedding

      • #ispeakfacts December 29, 2016

        @Amerikkka

        No, I haven’t heard anything like that…Or is that something u just making up… Seems like it to me… the woman just got engaged!🙄

  4. Suicide Blonde December 29, 2016

    Interesting couple.

  5. King December 29, 2016

    Yesss congratulations to her. I always felt
    Like she deserved to be married. Some men can’t take a woman that’s accomplished like her. Instead of a hustler ,So she married a geek go Serena we’re all happy for you

  6. boomkack123 December 29, 2016

    I’m extremely happy for her. Some people are saying “get that money”, HOWEVER, Serena is worth far much more money than him, so I’m sure that wasn’t a factor as much as he can hold his own financially. She deserves to be treated like the queen she is. And from the poem she wrote about the proposal, he definitely does that. And can’t NOBODY fix their face to say anything about race. She gave hella black dudes plenty of her time as we have seen over the years… Congrats!

    • Shakira Stan December 29, 2016

      Are you on any kind of drugs?
      The man is a billionaire.

      • Lana Del Fan December 29, 2016

        You must be off of your meds again. Always going off in the comments. He’s worth 4.5 million compared to her 150 mil. It takes but two seconds to google it.

      • Sahsa_T December 29, 2016

        LOL @Shakira Stan. Nice try. Shakira’s hips don’t lie but your faulty research does. He’s a co-founder of Reddit which could possibly be worth billions at this point, but his actual share of it and total worth is in the ballpark of 4.5 mil as Lana Del Fan stated. #Byeeee

    • SterlingInfinity December 30, 2016

      Co-sign ❗️🙌🏾She tried it with hella dudes of her own race. I’m just glad she found her happy. Who gives a F what somebody looks like it’s only a shell. It’s the spirit that counts the most!

  7. BangBang December 29, 2016

    😲 omg! That’s amazing 😉 congrats 🍾🎉🎊🎈 💋

  8. Truth December 29, 2016

    I absolutely love her! Big congrats!!

  9. Jasmine December 29, 2016

    I hope she gets a prenup. His net worth is the equivalent of 3 percent of hers.

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    Congratulations to her

  11. new December 30, 2016

    Awww congrats Serena. Was secretly wishing that her and Common would have ended up together. But I guess he wasn’t the right one for her. Congrats on the great news and hopefully you’ll be ready to slay the courts in 2017!

  12. cocobutta December 30, 2016

    Damn COMMON I sooo thought he’d be the one to wife her like what comment said from person above.

    Glad she’s happy and ready for a giant step that can lead her into starting a family.

    Legendrena Williams finally getting the love she deserves

    • SterlingInfinity December 30, 2016

      I liked her and common together but something in me felt like they would crash. She’s a strong independent women and some men can’t handle that. But I don’t know 🤷‍♀️ them.

  13. Boosie December 30, 2016

    And this is how you know Drake and Serena were never more than shopping buddies who to trips to the spa and got pedicures.
    He’s probably done picked out her dress already.

  14. JOHNVIDAL December 30, 2016

    Congrats to her! She´s such an example. She and her sister. They have also proved how at their best an athlete that eats healthy and cruelty-free in a vegan “diet” can be. Real examples that should be followed.

  15. Coolness December 30, 2016

    Congrats to my girl Serena!!! It seems like the proposal was hella cute too. I can’t say I’m surprised by the vitriol that’s been spewed her way by bitter Black men. I’ve seen her been called all sorts of names – sellout, bedwench etc – all because her fiancé is a white man. Um, as far as I’m concerned, Serena has been quite open with the men she’s dated. Hell, many of us thought it’ll be Common that would’ve wifed her up. Plus, I think it’s super hypocritical of these men because they will be the first to down Serena and other black women (saying she looks like a man and s***) in the name of their white counterparts. I say she should continue to do her and let the haters seethe.

    • Jasmine December 30, 2016

      I think you are giving too much attention to “haters”. There are far more supporters and general tennis fans that like and support Serena’s decisions than haters so why give haters any attention? Haters don’t deserve your attention. I hope that she gets a prenup but I feel I am still more of a supporter even with the prenup comment because I want her to be happy.

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