Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg married his longtime girlfriend, Priscilla Chan, this Saturday.
The now 28 year old Zuckerberg posted the news on his Facebook timeline, adding the life event “Married Priscilla Chan” reports the Los Angeles Times.
The very small unpublicized wedding was held in the backyard of Zuckerberg’s home in Palo Alto, California. Guests arrived at the event under the impression that they were there in order to celebrate Chan’s recent graduation from medical school at UC San Franciso, according to a tweet from Huffington Post editor Ethan Klapper.
A company spokeswoman told Associated Press that Zuckerberg’s new blushing bride’s wedding ring featured only “a very simple ruby” that he designed himself.
According to reports from the Associated Press, the newly betrothed couple have been dating since the early days of Facebook. They met as Harvard students and they have been together more than nine years. Based on the photo he posted on his Facebook page, Mr. Zuckerberg wore a suit jacket at the wedding rather than his usual less than formal hoodie for the ceremony.
The event caps off a remarkably busy week for the young entrepreneur. He turned 28 and she graduated from medical school on Monday. On Friday, he rang the Nasdaq Stock Market’s bell from Facebook headquarters in California on his company’s first day of trading on the public market.
Facebook’s shares were priced at $38 Thursday and got off to a hot start Friday, opening at $42.05. They briefly shot up to $45 but traded around the $40 mark for most of the day before closing at $38.23.
The Zuckerberg wedding broke world records on facebook with over 150,000 likes in less than half an hour….