The Facebook founder married his girlfriend of 9 years over the weekend.
Mark Zuckerberg, 28, married his long-time girlfriend Priscilla Chan, 27, on Saturday. The couple invited under 100 friends and family members to celebrate what they thought was Chan's graduation from medical school. When the guests arrived, they were in for a romantic surprise!
The guests had no idea that they were walking into a wedding ceremony at the couple's Palo Alto, California home. Apparently, Chan and Zuckerberg planned the secret wedding over the past five months. Is Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg Engaged?
The Founder/President and now First Lady of Facebook managed to keep their privacy, and according to Forbes magazine, the couple didn't update their Facebook status to "married" until 10 p.m. on Saturday.
The joyful ceremony occurred on a very busy week for the duo. As Us Weekly puts it, "Chan graduated on Monday, the same day Zuckerberg turned 28. Four days later, Facebook went public; the move brought Zuckerberg's wealth to an astounding $19 billion."
According to the couple's spokesperson, the timing was somewhat coincidental: "The wedding had been planned for months and the couple was waiting for Chan to finish medical school, but the date of the IPO was a 'moving target' not known when the wedding was set." How TIME "Person Of The Year" Mark Zuckerberg Changed Dating
During the intimate ceremony, Zuckerberg gave his long-time love a "simple ruby ring" that he designed himself and kept from her until the wedding. People reveals that Chan wore a $4,700 embroidered Claire Pettibone dress and definitely outshined her love, who traded in his trademark hooded sweatshirt for a classy suit and tie. The guests ate family-style from the couple's favorite restaurants and had burdick chocolate "mice," which the newlyweds had on their first date. How cute!
Forbes used some humor when they reported, "Mark Zuckerberg has changed his status to 'Married,' Priscilla Chan has changed hers to 'Jackpot.'"
Whether it's a jackpot in money or in love, we wish this power couple well!
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