Finally, something to celebrate and be happy about in 2016... tennis legend Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian announced their engagement while on vacation in Rome. If you're not already in love with this story, then I'm sorry, I don't understand you.
The two had been a couple since the fall of 2015. Ohanian surprised Serena with a romantic trip to Rome, which is where they actually first met. Props to him for pulling the adorable and classic "take-her-back-to-where-we-first-met-and-propose."
The two have kept their relationship quiet and off social media, for the most part, which in my opinion is something we should all consider. (I'm talking to you, cutesy Instagram couples.....) This big news, however, definitely warranted a message to the public.
What's even more adorable is the way in which Serena decided to announce the news: in the form of a poem....on Reddit!
I said yes from isaidyes
Reddit's "r/isaidyes" feed blew up (understandably). The few photos that Serena had of she and Ohanian on Instagram exploded with comments and congratulations. Ohanian also shard Serena's poem on his Facebook, which elicited an even bigger reaction.
And honestly, who wouldn't be excited? Serena Williams is considered one of the greatest tennis players in the world. She recently won the Wimbledon women's singles title and is looking to regain her #1 world ranking. She's going for her seventh Australian Open title next month. Ohanian obviously co-founded Reddit... he's had a bit of success there I'd imagine.
This news ended 2016 on a much-needed, very adorable high note. Congrats to the newly-engaged power couple, who we're hoping will dominate 2017. Now excuse me while I go gush over the r/isaidyes Reddit feed.