(SL) – She’s believed to have met him a year ago and video shows her having dinner with Alexis that infamous night a man snatched her phone off the table in a restaurant in Rome and ran out with it. Serena chased him down. The man gave the phone back, but when the story came out no one knew who the ‘friend’ was that she was dining with. Now we know. It’s Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian who credits the Tennis hottie for making him the happiest man in the world.
Ohanian showed just how amazing he thinks the tennis champ is by taking whisking Serena back to Rome (where they first met) for a romantic trip and proposing to her.
Williams, 35, shared the news on Reddit by posting a poem, writing: ‘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 / And I said yes.’ 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,’ wrote Williams.
Ohanian, 33, later posted Williams’ poem to his Facebook account, writing: ‘She said yes.’He also commented on her poem on Reddit, writing: ‘And you made me the happiest man on the planet.’
A Look At Rena’s Past Loves
The Daily Mail reports, prior to Ohanian, Williams was linked to a number of A-list stars from the worlds of film, music and sports. Her first high-profile relationship came in 2002 with reports that she was dating football star Keyshawn Johnson, who was a decade her senior.
Johnson, who was the first pick in the 1996 draft, was playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the time and had just split with his first wife.
The relationship was never confirmed, but if true the two certainly had a positive impact on one another, with Serena winning four straight Grand Slams for the first time in her career between 2002 and 2003 and Johnson leading the Buccaneers to a Super Bowl victory.
In 2004, Williams began dating director Brett Ratner, a relationship that would last for two years. Ratner, who was 12 years older than Williams at the time, was at the peak of his career at the time thanks to the success of the first two Rush Hour films.
He directed the biggest film of his career during that time, X-Men: The Last Stand, which grossed close to $500million worldwide.
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