How Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian and tennis superstar Serena Williams met and fell in love

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Alexis Ohanian (left) and Serena Williams

The last six months have been huge for Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian. 

The tennis superstar and the Reddit cofounder, respectively, found out they were expecting a child and got engaged — all since December. 

But things weren’t always perfect. In fact, when they first met, Williams tried to get Ohanian to go away by telling him there was a rat nearby. 

In the July cover story of Vanity Fair, writer Buzz Bissinger got the inside look at their love story. That, along with Instagram sleuthing, helped us compile the story of Ohanian and Williams’ whirlwind romance. 

Here’s how this power couple from opposite worlds fell in love. 

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The pair met in May 2015 at the Hotel Cavalieri Hilton in Rome, when Ohanian sat down at the table next to Williams’ outside by the pool, according to Vanity Fair. Williams and her friends tried to get him to leave by telling him there was a rat at his table. When it didn’t work, they invited him to join them.

Source: Vanity Fair

Williams had never heard of Reddit before, and Ohanian had never watched Williams play tennis, but he agreed to come to the match later that day. He knew so little about the sport that the first photo he shared publicly of Williams shows her committing a foot fault.

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When they met, Ohanian had just gotten out of a five-year relationship with his college sweetheart, microbiologist Sabriya Stukes.

Source: The New York Times, Vanity Fair

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