Serena Williams Marries Millionaire Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian

Star-studded ceremony was attended by Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, and Jay Z
By John Smithies
John Smithies
John Smithies
A journalist for The EpochTimes based in London. These views are firmly my own.
November 17, 2017 Updated: September 17, 2019

Tennis star Serena Williams has married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in a celebrity-packed wedding in New Orleans on Thursday, Nov. 17.

The Beauty and the Beast themed wedding at the Contemporary Arts Center was attended by many stars including Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, Jay Z, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, and of course Serena’s sister, Venus Williams.

Family and friends—and the couple’s two-month-old daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.—were treated to a five-song set by the band New Edition.

The Daily Mail reported that each guest table at the wedding was named after one of Williams’s 12 grand slam titles, with guests gifted golden trophy party favors.

Guests were expected to dress in keeping with the Beauty and the Beast theme and were greeted with the movie’s song “Be Our Guest” as they arrived, reported ET.

Other guests were actress Eva Longoria and husband Joe Baston, and singer Kelly Rowland.

Vogue magazine has an exclusive on images from the wedding, with cellphones apparently being banned.

A source told The Daily Mail that Serena wore one dress for the ceremony and one for the reception.

A cocktail reception was held in a closed-off street outside the Contemporary Arts Center.

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Pedestrians walk past the road closure outside the Contemporary Arts Museum, where Serena Williams got married in New Orleans on November 16, 2017. (Emily Kask/AFP/Getty Images)

Williams and Ohanian first began dating in 2015, announcing their engagement via Reddit last December.

“I came home. A little late. Someone had a bag packed for me. And a carriage waited. Destination: Rome, To escort me to my very own ‘charming.’ Back to where our stars first collided. And now it was full circle,” Williams wrote in poem form.

“At the same table we first met by chance. But by choice. Down on knee. He said 4 words. And I said yes.”

Comment from discussion I said yes.

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John Smithies
A journalist for The EpochTimes based in London. These views are firmly my own.