Sunday, May 20, 2012

Facebook Status Married: Mark Zuckerberg Weds in Secret Ceremony

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced he had married by updating his relationship status on the social media website he created after a secret wedding ceremony.

The joyful news comes one day after the young mogul took his company public in one of the most anticipated stock offerings in Wall Street History, which saw the company's value set at a staggering $104 billion.

Zuckerberg married his longtime girlfriend, 27-year-old Priscilla Chan, at a small, secret ceremony at his relatively modest Palo Alto, California, home. Invited guests were initially told the gathering was to celebrate Chan's graduation from medical school from the University of California, San Francisco, but were surprised to learn they would be attending a wedding instead.

The intimate ceremony took place in  Zuckerberg's backyard before fewer than 100 guests, including Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg. Because the guests believed they were attending a graduation party, most wore casual attire more suitable for an outdoor party. The groom did not wear his requisite hoodie, selecting a suit and tie instead, with his bride in a beautiful traditional wedding dress with veil.

The wedding is only one part of a very busy week for the tech billionaire, who celebrated his 28th birthday this past Monday. 

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