Facebook Founder Chris Hughes Gets Hitched To His Fiancée Sean Eldridge

Relationship Status: Married

Back in May Mark Zuckerberg married his longtime girlfriend/fiancée Priscilla Chan but over the weekend, another Facebook founder got himself hitched. Chris Hughes, who founded Facebook alongside Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin and Dustin Moskovitz, got himself hitched to his longtime boyfriend/fiancée Sean Eldridge at their home in Garrison, NY. Click below to see a couple of adorable wedding photos of the happy grooms and read some deets about their relationship and wedding.

Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge were married Saturday at their home in Garrison, N.Y. William J. Corbett, a retired village justice of Floral Park, N.Y., officiated. Mr. Hughes, 28, works from New York, Garrison and Washington as the publisher and editor in chief of The New Republic magazine. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard. He founded Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz and Eduardo Saverin. Mr. Hughes also led the online organizing for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. He is the son of Brenda Hughes and Arlyn Ray Hughes of Wilmington, N.C. His mother retired as a mathematics teacher at Newton-Conover High School in Newton, N.C. His father retired as a sales manager at the Snyder Paper Company in Hickory, N.C. Mr. Eldridge, 25, is the founder and treasurer of Protect Our Democracy, an advocacy group based in Garrison that seeks campaign finance reform. He is also the president of Hudson River Ventures, an investment firm in Garrison. He was until July 2011, the political director of Freedom to Marry, a group that advocates same-sex marriage. He graduated from Brown. He is the son of Dr. Sarah Taub of Toledo, Ohio, and Dr. Stephen A. Eldridge of Ann Arbor, Mich. His mother is a family physician at the Milan Family Practice in Milan, Mich. His father is a diagnostic and interventional radiologist in private practice in Toledo. The couple met in November 2005 through a college acquaintance of Mr. Eldridge’s at a brunch in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. Mr. Eldridge was working as a customer service manager for a moving company in Somerville, Mass., and Mr. Hughes was a senior at Harvard, and already a founder of Facebook. “He was very intelligent and charismatic,” Mr. Hughes said of Mr. Eldridge. “He was very kind and politically engaged, and he cared about the world around us. All of that was very attractive to me.” Mr. Eldridge was equally attracted. A week later, he asked Mr. Hughes out on a date. “I think we shared a lot of important, common interests,” Mr. Eldridge said. “We have a love of philosophy, politics and literature. He was one of the most intelligent and ambitious people I had ever met.” Their first date was at Temple Bar in Cambridge. While Mr. Hughes did not remember what he drank, he is certain that Mr. Eldridge, then 19, did not consume alcohol. “He couldn’t legally drink,” Mr. Hughes said. Still, Mr. Eldridge said that he and Mr. Hughes “had a great time.” “It all happened very fast,” Mr. Eldridge recalled.


Awww … this is such happy news, I’m so happy for Chris and Sean. I mean, not only are they UNGODLY RICH and EXTREMELY GOOD-LOOKING but they are UNGODLY RICH, EXTREMELY GOOD-LOOKING and HAPPILY MARRIED! I have been kind of following these two for sometime now, primarily because everyone knows about Zuckerberg and Saverin (thanks, in large part, to the Academy Award-winning Facebook movie The Social Network), and have been really impressed with their relationship. I wish them nothing but all the happiness in the world. I know that many people will assume that these two will live a very happy life together because of all their wealth but I know they will live a very happy life together because they are in love and truly committed to one another forever. Congrats and love again ;)

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  1. Shannon

    What a good looking couple!

  2. Ashley

    See happy normal couple getting married with there beloved pooch!!! Cute

  3. LaToya

    Gorgeous gentlemen! Congrats!

  4. VV

    Being male, Sean was Chris’s fiancé. Fiancé = male; fiancée = female.

  5. Karen

    Sweet! They look so happy!

    I’d never heard of these two (never followed FB news/story and didn’t see Social Network), but they sound like good people. I love it that one of them is heavily into Campaign Finance Reform — it’s nice when someone who is rich still believes that money shouldn’t control politics.

    And I love it when people include their dogs in their wedding photos! I’d have done the same if I’d gotten married while my dog was alive – he was absolutely a family member.

  6. Oscar in Miami Beach

    Fabulous.Happiness is obvious and I wish them even more.

  7. all those homophobe fb users need to see this. Beautiful couple. so happy to see them.

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