I enthusiastically informed my husband: “One of the reigning queens of Black Girl Magic is getting married!” Once I explained it was Serena Williams, he quickly informed me that she and I are not friends and that I won’t be attending the wedding, so I might as well calm down. But who can calm down! Serena is gorgeous, talented and trailblazing. Her haters are always coming for her so I take it upon myself to show her exuberant amounts of love for all of her unapologetic black girl magics.

The Fiancé 
The tennis champion announced that she is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. If you haven’t heard of Ohanian, 33, or his relationship with Williams, 35, it’s probably because they’ve been very low-key. He does seem like he could possibly be worthy, here are some facts about her future husband.
  • Dude is accomplished – After graduating from the University of Virginia in 2005, Ohanian and his UVA roommate co-found Reddit, aka “front page of the internet,” which is now the seventh largest website in the U.S — and has been valued at $500 million by venture capitalists. They sold Reddit to Condé Nast in 2006, but the two continued to work closely with the site as members of its board of directors and in 2015, they returned as CEOs of a fully independent Reddit.
  • He has a philanthropic side so he may not be a rich douche – Ohanian was born to an Armenian-American father — whose ancestors were Armenian Genocide survivors — and a German-born mother. He has spent time volunteering and working in microfinance as a Kiva Fellow in Yerevan, Armenia.
  • He's been low-key showing her love for some time–
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  • He makes the “height requirement” – He’s 6-foot-5, Serena is 5-foot-9
  • His motto is “making the world suck less.” And he’s known as “the president of the internet” – Back in 2012, he played a prominent role in killing the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act, which many believed would threaten free speech and innovation on the internet. After that, Ohanian teamed up with a nonprofit to found the Internet Defense League to “make sure the internet never loses. Ever.” 

The Proposal
Serena broke the news in a poem – on Reddit.

“I came home. A little late. Someone had a bag packed for me. And a carriage waited. Destination: Rome,” Williams, 35, wrote on her verified Reddit account.

“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.”

The Hope
I'm sincerely hoping for a long happy healthy marriage for these two!