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Serena Williams might have lost out on winning the US Open championship title this year, but she is certainly winning in her love life. The tennis champ is reportedly engaged to rapper Drake following his proposal last month in Toronto, Canada.
The 28-year-old is said to have flown Williams out to Canada two weeks ago, where she not only joined him at the opening of his Fring’s restaurant but also accepted the supposed proposal that many of their closest friends still do not even know about. “She said yes but they want to keep it on the down-low for now,” an insider tells OK! magazine.
It is not hard to see why the couple would want to keep their proposal a secret, seeing that Drake is an all around very discreet person, who prefers making headlines for his music, not his personal matters. And furthermore, this is the second time that Williams and Drake are giving this romance a shot, having famously embarked on a short-lived fling a few years back.
It seems as if their relationship is much stronger than it has ever been before. Drake has been flying all over the world just to support his ‘fiancée’ at all of her championship matches. He also showed up to the launch of Williams’ latest clothing collection which was first showcased at NYFW last month.
Considering the fact that both of them are very private when it comes to their personal affairs, it seems unlikely for fans to expect some kind of announcement from the couple anytime soon. Should Williams be sporting a flashy engagement ring on her finger in public, then it goes without saying that the two are most definitely engaged, but if not, that does not necessarily mean that the report is bogus.
The likes of Janet Jackson have proven to those in Hollywood that if one wants to become engaged and get married without anybody knowing, they can do that. Jackson married billionaire tycoon Wissam Al Mana in 2012 and did not tell one person about it; not even her own family (knowing that it would end up being leaked to the media).
So, all in all, if rumours are true that Drake and Williams are engaged, then it is fair to say that the couple may possibly be thinking about having kids in the near future too. This is their second shot to make this relationship work and seeing how well it has been going for them in recent months, it does not come as a surprise to see Drake make the first move in wanting to settle down with whom he believes is the love of his life.
When asked whether she wants to get married and have children in the near future, Williams responded to a fan via Twitter last year, writing, “Desperately. My time will come.” And considering that the ageing tennis athlete has pretty much won every title there is to win, she will soon want to retire and solely place all her attention on her man, her kids and their well-being.
Opinion by Maurice Cassidy
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