Sheryl Sandberg marries former NBC News producer Tom Bernthal

Outgoing Meta COO Sheryl Sandberg married former NBC News producer Tom Bernthal on Saturday.

The couple, who got engaged in February 2020 after starting their relationship the year before, rightfully took to Instagram to break the news. They each posted the same photo of themselves holding hands in the woods, with Sandberg succinctly captioning it “MARRIED”, adding a string of heart-shaped emojis.

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Bernthal, the founder of consulting firm Kelton Global and brother of actor Jon Bernthal, included a longer caption in his post. Her post alluded to the 2015 death of Sandberg’s ex-husband, former Yahoo executive Dave Sandberg, in addition to her own divorce.

“After both experiencing a loss, @sherylsandberg and I weren’t sure we would ever find love again,” Bernthal wrote. “Over the past three years, we have merged our lives and merged our families. Our wedding today was a dream come true.

The couple say People that the wedding took place in Wyoming and that Dave’s brother, Rob Goldberg, who first introduced Sandberg to Bernthal, was the wedding co-officiant. Sandberg, 50, has two children, while Bernthal, 52, has three.

Sandberg announced in June that she would leave her role at Meta this fall after 14 years with the company. She will continue to serve on the board, and Meta’s chief growth officer, Javier Olivan, will replace Sandberg as chief operating officer.

Meanwhile, as part of their wedding celebration, Sandberg and Bernthal donated $1 million to VOW for Girls to support the non-profit group’s mission to end child marriage, a declared VOW on Sunday. The organization said the donation will allow it to “expand its important work to reach more girls around the world who may be at risk of early marriage so they too can choose love on their own terms.” .

Updated at 7:16 p.m. Sunday, August 21: Added news of the couple’s million dollar donation to VOW for Girls.

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