On Saturday, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg changed his relationship status to “married,” after tying the knot with his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan.
Zuckerberg and Chan met during their time at Harvard, and before he created Facebook. The couple dated for nine years before marrying the day after Zuckerberg took Facebook public.
Zuckerberg and Chan kept their plans to marry a secret, choosing to reveal their nuptials by publishing a life event on his Facebook page titled “Married Priscilla Chan.” The update was accompanied by a photo of the two holding hands. Zuckerberg wore a suit and tie in lieu of his iconic hoodie while Chan wore a lace white wedding gown.
The couple reportedly invited fewer than 100 people to their home under the guise of a celebration of Chan’s recent graduation from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. But the guests soon learned that they had been invited to a wedding instead.
“It’s good for him that he could maintain a life that was not completely public,” said Max Wang, who interned for Facebook last summer. Zuckerberg reportedly designed Chan’s wedding ring himself, which featured a simple ruby, according to the Huffington Post.