Amid all the bleakness that 2016 has offered us thus far, there is still, occasionally, some light: Serena Williams is reportedly engaged to Alexis Ohanian, a Brooklyn native and co-founder of the popular online forum Reddit.

The tennis champion announced the surprising news on (where else?) Reddit today (December 29), along with an illustration of the couple and a poem that reads:

I came home
A little late
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
And now it was full circle
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

Ohanian then responded to Williams’ post from his own Reddit account, kn0thing, writing, “And you made me the happiest man on the planet.”

The couple reportedly first began dating back in 2015, some time after Williams ended things with rapper Drake.

An unnamed source reportedly told E! News the tennis star’s friends “have never seen Serena this happy before with a man. It sounds cheesy, but it was love at first sight.”

The source continued, saying that while the pair is “pretty opposite in many ways,” they still make their relationship work.  

"They laugh non-stop and that really fuels their relationship," the source said. "They are on the same page in life and are excited to start something great with each other and build and grow a family."

Williams and Ohanian have remained publicly quiet about their relationship, and have yet to set a wedding date.

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