Yesterday, less than 100 guests — many recently minted billionaires and millionaires thanks to Friday’s Facebook IPO — arrived at Mark Zuckerberg’s Palo Alto home for what they thought was a graduation party for his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan, who finished up medical school last week at UC San Francisco. Instead, they were surprised to see Zuckerberg not in his iconic hoodie but rather in a smart suit and tie, and Priscilla in bridal white. The rest of the world learned in typical modern-day fashion: a “married” update on Zuckerberg’s Facebook timeline.
The couple, who met at a frat party during Zuckerberg’s sophomore year at Harvard, had been planning the wedding for months and scheduled it long before the exact IPO date was even known, the AP learned from a guest at the wedding “authorized to speak for the couple.” And as for Priscilla’s rock, it’s no billion-dollar diamond gigante but rather a “very simple ruby” ring that Zuckerberg himself designed for her. Ah, young love — with just $20 billion or so to smooth out any marital wrinkles along the way.