Former Meta Chief Operating Officer (COO) Sheryl Sandberg married businessman Tom Bernthal on Saturday in Wyoming in an intimate ceremony. Mr. Bernthal is a former NBC news producer and the founder of the consulting firm Kelton Global.
The power couple announced their marriage on Instagram with a beautiful image of them holding hands and smiling on a gravel path in the woods. Ms. Sandberg kept the caption simple with just the word “Married” and a ton of heart emojis.
Mr Bernthal, on the other hand, opted for a more detailed memorandum. The businessman, who is also the brother of actor Jon Bernthal, said: “After we both suffered a loss, Sheryl Sandberg and I were unsure if we would ever find love again. Over the past three years, we have merged our lives and our families. Our wedding today was a dream come true.”
In his caption, Mr. Bernthal refers to the couple’s previous marriages. Ms. Sandberg was married to Dave Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey, who died in 2015 at the age of 47. Meanwhile, Mr Bernthal’s previous marriage ended in divorce.
Mrs. Sandberg has two children with the late Mr. Goldberg, while Mr. Bernthal has three children from his first marriage. According to a report from People magazine, all five children were part of the wedding celebration. Speaking about their blended family, Mr Bernthal told the publication, “It’s our wedding as seven of us.” To this, Ms. Sandberg added: “We keep saying, ‘We’re all getting married.'” The couple has been engaged since February 2020.
In fact, it was Mr. Goldberg’s brother, Rob Goldberg, who first introduced Mrs. Sandberg to Mr. Bernthal in 2019. He also served as a co-official for the marriage.
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Earlier this year, Ms Sandberg announced that she will step down as COO of Meta in the fall of 2022. On August 1, Javier Olivan replaced Ms. Sandberg as COO. She will be an employee of Meta until September 30. After this, Ms. Sandberg will remain on the organization’s board of directors and focus on her “foundational and philanthropic work,” she had said in her announcement.