Mark Zuckerberg married his long-time girlfriend Priscilla Chan in Palo Alto

Mark Zuckerberg wedding photo
Update by CB: Mark posted this photo on Facebook of his wedding, which you can see after you subscribe to him.


I didn’t even know Mark Zuckerberg was engaged, did you? Well, the shocking news this morning: Mark Zuckerberg married his long-time girlfriend Priscilla Chan last night in Palo Alto, CA. When that movie, The Social Network, was a thing about a year and a half ago, there were suddenly lots of photos of Zuck and Priscilla out and about – like, they became paparazzi targets. It was interesting because the film painted Zuck as somewhat of a confused misogynist, when in reality, Zuck and Priscilla have been together for years and years, and you never really hear stories about him mistreating ladies or anything. Mark and Priscilla have been living together too, and their wedding took place in their backyard. Nice. You can see a wedding photo here – her wedding gown isn’t super-amazing, but she looks really pretty in the photo. And Zuck didn’t wear a tuxedo hoodie! Yay.

A day after Mark Zuckerberg took his company, Facebook, public, the CEO updated his relationship status to “married.”

Zuckerberg, 28, and his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan exchanged vows at a small ceremony in their backyard attended by less than 100 guests in Palo Alto, Calif., on Saturday.

Guests thought they were coming over for a surprise party to celebrate Chan’s graduation from UCSF medical school, where on May 14 she received her degree in pediatrics. However, Zuckerberg and Chan had been planning the wedding for more than four months, according to a source authorized by the couple.

Zuckerberg designed Chan’s wedding ring, a simple ruby sparkler, himself.

Guests dined family-style on food from the couple’s favorite restaurants, Palo Alto Sol and Fuki Sushi. For dessert, they had Burdick Chocolate “mice” – whimsical chocolate treats made in the shape of mice – which the couple had on their first date.

The couple, who met while attending Harvard before Zuckerberg – who is now worth more than $19 billion – started Facebook, have been dating for nine years.

Zuckerberg, the subject of the movie The Social Network, had been in the news all week for the highly-anticipated stock offering of his company.

[From People]

I’ve heard that Priscilla is just as much of a genius as Mark, and it’s really cool that she just graduated from medical school, and I can imagine her life is going to be overtaken by her residency and all of that for the next few years. I like that Mark went with a smart woman who is doing her own thing. Hopefully, she will be to him what Melinda Gates is to Bill Gates – an incredibly intelligent woman who inspires her husband to be a better human being. Melinda Gates is given a lot of credit for how she and Bill Gates give their money away (making The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation the gold standard of “how to run a charity/foundation like an efficient business”). Zuckerberg has already pledged a great deal of his fortune to charity – but that was a year and a half ago. He just took his company public, and now he’s even richer. Maybe The Mark & Priscilla Zuckerberg Foundation is next?

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

168 Responses to “Mark Zuckerberg married his long-time girlfriend Priscilla Chan in Palo Alto”

Comments are Closed

We close comments on older posts to fight comment spam.

  1. backwards says:

    She doesn’t look 17.5billion happy.

    Joking. Saw them on the 60 minute special and they seem like any normal, down to earth couple. Congratulations to them!

  2. bea says:

    Wonder what the pre-nup sez……..

    • polk8dot says:

      I was waiting to find out which came first – the wedding or the IPO. Now we have the answer. The wedding 1 day after the IPO.
      So, based on CA community property law, if they were to divorce, she’d be entitled to half of what they make together from the day of the marriage.
      Regardless of the pre-nup, all his billions from the IPO are safe and secure in his name only (unless he decided to make them his wedding gift to her, which, errr, no. Do not think so).
      They truly do look like a normal, happy couple – I am seriously impressed that he did not get himself accessorized with halfwit bimbos on each arm, in perpetuity until he turned 89. Instead he went with an intelligent, average woman who can satisfy his intellectual as well as physical and emotional needs. Good for him, and congratulations to both.

  3. Cherry says:

    Good for them. Congratulations to the happy couple!

  4. Jackson says:

    Yaay for them! Glad he didn’t pick a skanky pop tart. And I like the dress too.

  5. ahoyhoy says:

    So he finally marries her RIGHT AFTER he happened to make billions in his IPO? I mean, as I understand it. So if they divorce, she can’t touch what he made before they were married, right?
    Please correct me if anyone knows better, but it seems like a douche move to wait til after your IPO to finally marry her. It’s not like they just met! She loved him before he was rich.

    His wife certainly has her own thing going on, but I would feel a little sad if there were such business worries about setting the date…it would feel like he’s already thinking about the divorce.
    I know it’s smart, but it is unromantic.

    Edit: I just want to add to the chorus that it’s great that they have stayed together through all the success. He could be Joe Francis, but he’s not.

    • Bobbie says:

      h

    • Cherry says:

      What do you mean, ‘he finally marries her’? These two are 27 and 28 years old. I think they’re getting married now and not sooner because it’s the right time in their life. There was the IPO, but also her graduation this week. They probably feel like it’s time to become responsible adults now, hence the marriage. I know the idea of ‘becoming a responsible adult’ is funny if you’re a billionaire, but Zuckerberg is ALSO just a 28-year-old kid.

      • aang says:

        i thought the same thing about waiting until after the ipo. but maybe she wanted to wait until she graduated from medical school? by the way 28 is NOT a kid. so sick of the prolonged adolescence that allows adults to act irresponsible and narcissistic. (not saying that applies to these people )

      • wunder says:

        Unless you’re something like 80, 28 yrs old is not a ‘kid’!

      • Cherry says:

        Ok, fine, I’m exaggerating by calling a 28-year-old a kid, but you get my point, right? I think it’s a good age to get married. Not too young, not too old.

    • truetalk says:

      well he didn’t get where he is by having is head in the clouds. yes it sounds unromantic but it’s a sad fact of life that even strong couples get bitter and break up in a messy way. I pray this doesn’t happen to them though.

    • cr says:

      I suspect the timing has more to do with her graduating from med school than the IPO, which apparently he didn’t want to do.

    • Anais says:

      I read in another article that the date for the IPO was a “moving target” and they had no idea when they planned the wedding whether it would take place before or after.

    • Syko says:

      I read that they had planned the wedding for months, to take place after Priscilla graduated. They didn’t know what date the IPO was going to go down until just days before it happened. The wedding and IPO were not connected, but her graduation and the wedding were.

    • Jayna says:

      Seriously? I am pretty sure any smart man with the kind of money he has did a prenup. If they divorce after five years or so she will come away with at the very least Tiger Wood divorce type money. 100 million to her would go a long way.

    • Jaxx says:

      I read that the marriage date was set for right after she finished school. Before the IPO thing, so it apparently had nothing to do with date setting. I doubt they were thinking about money.

    • riri says:

      Actually, that is his asset regardless of the IPO, so even if he married her before, that was his and not hers.
      Plus, I am sure it kepy him very busy and nervous, so I would not have wanted to get married before something very stressful was going to happen in my professional life.

      I do think she doesn’t look happy at all, as if she doesn’t even like him or something.
      That was the oddest picture of a bride that I have seen. She looks sad or annoyed.
      IDK. Not happy, that’s for sure.

      • polk8dot says:

        I think it is just the final let-down from years of studying in med school, and his running around the business trying to make it into what it’s become.
        It’s taken years for it to happen, and if you are throwing yourself a celebration a day after such momentous changes in your life happened, and such interminalby long duties, demands and hard work came to fruition – you are bound to be dog tired! You are doing yourself no favors at all by throwing a bash the very next day!
        And I think this is what is showing on both their faces – I believe they are happy, they are just so F-ing tired, after years worth of stress and overachieving that they can’t help it showing on their faces. Had they waited a week, decompressed, they’d look different. But some couples like to follow one punch with another, one advernture with the next, non-stop, and if that’s them, then a few pictures with tired faces is still an OK price to pay for it.

    • Mandi says:

      Yes, that’s just what I was thinking. Under CA’s Community Property Laws, anything (incl. $$ from the IPO – moving IPO target date noted) that he had prior to the marriage would maintain his separate property. There could be an agreement between them that says otherwise, but I doubt it. Anything acquired before marriage is separate property, anything acquired during marriage is community property. Issues arise regarding pensions, gifts by bequest, devise, etc., but keeping it simple, those are the rules – absent fraud, of course.

    • NYC_girl says:

      The date of the IPO wasn’t locked down months in advance, so I don’t think they timed it to that.

  6. flan says:

    Because of that movie, I got the impression he was sexist as well.

    Then again, that movie had other weird changes like a girlfriend setting stuff on fire (as far as I can remember) because she was pissed.

    The movie makers just loved portraying women in a bad light, I guess.

    • jc126 says:

      Yeah, I highly doubt a bunch of Harvard girls were romping around naked at parties as portrayed in the movie. Seriously. They’re not bimbos.

      I like that this woman is not a glamourous type, she looks normal.

      I will say that I’ve read that Bill Gates goes away for a weekend every year with his ex-girlfriend. I read that years ago, don’t know if it’s still true.

      • Truth says:

        “Yeah, I highly doubt a bunch of Harvard girls were romping around naked at parties as portrayed in the movie. Seriously. They’re not bimbos.”

        Yes! And that scene where one of Zuck’s classmates sends him a note after facemash-gate that reads, “U dick.” AS IF a Harvard girl would use text speak in anything. It would more likely be: “You incorrigible misogynist.”

        The way the they portrayed Harvard girls, you’d think they were chronicling Arizona State.

      • shaboo says:

        silly silly silly, just because people go to harvard doesn’t mean they can’t act like bimbos. I know people that go to mid tier unis that are bookish and boring, and I know people that have gone to Oxford and are drugged up half the time.

        Being intelligent doesn’t stop people from saying things like ‘u dick’ or acting like dicks.

      • Abigail says:

        Yes, people at top schools can act like a bunch of drunk idiots (and “u dick” sounds about right). But that scene was ridiculous. I’ve never seen anything close to that at Harvard. The scene where the girls are shipped in is even more absurd. That used to happen some decades ago (before Harvard was fully coed). At this point, it’s just not true. Why did they even throw such a pointless, false scene it in there?

      • Marie Antoinette Jr. says:

        Plenty of “bimbos” go to Ivy league schools. George Bush attended Harvard AND Yale so what does that tell ‘ya? :-)

    • inthekitchen says:

      I’m pretty sure that movie was made from Eduardo Saverin’s script/point of view because he was the ONLY one in that movie who did not come off like a total a*hole d-bag. But now we see who the real a*hole d-bag is…Eduardo gave up his citizenship to avoid taxes to the US and Mark has already pledged to give away most of his wealth to charity.

      Yeah…I’m not going to judge him by the character in the movie. I think it says a lot about him that he married his equal – a doctor with her own life.

      • Esmom says:

        You are correct. The movie was based on the book that was based on Eduardo’s side of the story.

    • mia girl says:

      It was Eduardo’s girlfriend in the movie who set the stuff on fire.

  7. cupidtyrox says:

    Congrats to them!
    Loved the fact the kept it so simple & didn’t have a grandiose affair ala kim kardashian. Now that’s class!

  8. Kaboom says:

    No trophy wife, good for him.

    • wunder says:

      She’s homely to be sure! Glad Mark didnt marry for looks.

      • gee says:

        She is FAR from homely! She might not be a playboy model but she’s pretty!!

      • LittleDeadGirl says:

        Yikes. That’s kind of cruel. I think she’s very beautiful in her wedding photo.

      • Jayna says:

        I don’t consider her homely. And it goes both ways. She sure didn’t marry him for his looks

      • Becky1 says:

        I think she’s attractive in a very normal way-truthfully I think she’s more attractive than he is. I think it’s great that he didn’t go for some model-type or a bimbo.

  9. Rita says:

    Nice to see them as an average looking couple. It just goes to show you that after you’ve made your first billion dollars, everything after that is just gravy.

    Congrats!!!

  10. Jen34 says:

    I never saw the movie and don’t know much about him. However, if he married his long time gf, who is a pediatrician and will presumably have her own career, then he must have his head screwed on tightly. Congrats to them both.

  11. EmilyM. says:

    Well, at least they clean up nice.

  12. Laki says:

    When I see couples like these two(super-rich,super-smart,super-busy,super-no-t concerned with outward appearence) I always wonder what their sex life is like.I always think they have weird fetishes and stuff.Or maybe sex is a chore for them,don’t know..

    • Cherry says:

      Or maybe it’s exactly the same for them as for anybody else?

    • truetalk says:

      while some people look super sexy but have been documented to “just lie there” during sex (kim kardashian)

      • Laki says:

        I’m not hatin’ ya’ll I’m just wondering.
        It’s probable that due to being highly intelligent they’re both also very creative and that that traslates to them having super-freaky sex.

      • Snow says:

        “while some people look super sexy but have been documented to ‘just lie there’ during sex (kim kardashian)”

        Exactly. A lot of the most beautiful people just aren’t interested in sex as much as other people assume them to be. Some of the more anticlimactic rumors hold that Angelina Jolie isn’t really into it.

    • Snowflake says:

      personally, i have a hard time picturing them getting freaky.

  13. truetalk says:

    I’m so glad he married her!. I’m always afraid things might not end well with very long relationships.
    I know it sounds silly but if a guy doesn’t marry his long term girlfriend as soon as he can afford it,i fear he never will. Next thing you know;suprise!!,he’s married to another chick out of the blues!

    • Jen34 says:

      I have known a few couples who dated and lived together for a long time. They break up, and within 2 years are married to other people. I always find it shocking.

      • truetalk says:

        and there is usually no waiting with the final choice,just ” let’s get married!”

    • jc126 says:

      Don’t forget sometimes it’s the other way around – the girl won’t marry the guy! Probably some inner ambivalence there.

  14. Maritza says:

    Congratulations to them! These two are simple down to earth people and I doubt they will ever change because they aren’t in their professions for the money but because they love what they do.

  15. Serena says:

    Well everyone was expecting it. Some find his Asian fetishization weird, in 2003 when, barely 19, he apparently set up a Friendster profile disclosing his taste for Asian women and dislike of books. lol What a catch

    • Samigirl says:

      I don’t see how that’s weird. Some men like blondes, some men prefer legs, and some prefer boobs. I like skinny men with beards. It’s not weird when a “white” woman has a preference for “black” men.

      I know YOU aren’t saying it’s weird, it just pisses me off when others do. Everyone has their own tastes, who are we to judge? Unless it’s icky (like pedophilia), who cares?

      • cupidtyrox says:

        Nicely said Samigirl.
        Meanwhile how’s Emerson & your new littleone?
        Hope you don’t mind my asking.. I feel like I know you a bit..:-)

      • JP says:

        Very well said, Samigirl. Thank you for this comment!!

      • Samigirl says:

        @cupidtyrox, I don’t mind one bit! I will talk your ear off about Ems and Harlow! We are all fantastic. Harlow is a great nurser, and Ems is the best big brother and helper I could ask for. Mr. Baker is very much in love with his daughter, so we are all very much in a good place right now. Thank you for asking. :-)

      • DeeVine says:

        Exactly, Samigirl! Why is it always an “Asian” fetish? That makes it sounds like preferring Asians is somehow abnormal. I always thought that was racist.

    • I like tall, lanky, dark haired men. We like what we like and just because something is preferred doesn’t make it a fetish.

    • Jayna says:

      So what? How is that weird? Most everyone has a type. He likes petite Asian women. They do have an exotic beauty. I am drawn to men with dark hair, strong features, but paler type skin who aren’t pretty boys. Pretty boy blondes go away. Many men only want big-boobed blondes. Each to his own.

      • taxi says:

        Petite? She doesn’t look petite in the shopping pics. Did she lose a lot of weight between those & the wedding or is the dress just skillfully constructed?

    • Truth says:

      I think it would be weird if it was super specific. Like I tend to go for tall, boyish looking guys with blue/green eyes and a last name of germanic origin. And glasses. They always have glasses.

    • K. says:

      Don’t confuse preference with fetish. As a slim, asian woman, I am not creeped out when I date someone who has mostly dated slim, dark haired women. That is a preference. I AM creeped out when I date someone who has ONLY dated slim, asian women who look similar to me. Makes me think this guy is not interested in me specifically, but that I’m basically interchangeable. That’s super creepy and I end things there.

      • Jackie says:

        EXACTLY. Big difference.

      • normades says:

        Yes it all depends where that “fetish” is coming from. Asian women have a certain stereotype of being submissive. If that’s where it’s coming from, not cool.

        I’m asian and avoid men who date asian women in general.

      • jaye says:

        Someone made a similar comment about Michael Fassbender’s preference for “darker” or black women. As if a white man being attracted to any woman who is not white a “fetish”. It’s as stupid an argument as saying a black man can’t handle a “strong black woman” if he dates/marries a woman who is not black. I’m a black woman and I find that argument distasteful.

        And for those saying that the new Mrs. Zuckerberg looks unhappy…what am I missing? She doesn’t look unhappy, she looks like anyone who just finished med school while planning a wedding…tired.

    • anne_000 says:

      Sounds like you’re saying that liking Asian people is a ‘weird fetish,’ like it’s unnatural and the opposite of normal & acceptable.

    • Noel says:

      I think people see it as a fetish because of why some guys go for Asian women. I am a huge sports fan and I go to a law school which is almost 70% male so I am around men all of the time. All of the guys I know who go for Asian women like them because they say they are easy to push around and manipulate. To me that is disgusting.

  16. LAK says:

    And she didn’t just sit around waiting, waiting, waiting and waiting…..;)

  17. Abby says:

    He posted a photo of them from the wedding on FB yesterday. She looks beautiful! I like that they had a simple, normal wedding.

  18. Jupiter says:

    Hey, I’m an astrologer, and I find it interesting that the IPO and his getting married both happened when Venus, relationships and money, went retrograde this week. Not the best time to start something new. Watch out for lots of breakups in media and around us. I’ve heard of 3 in the last 24 hours.

    • Heidi says:

      @Jupiter Good point. I wish you would weigh in on the LeannRimes/Brandi Glanville story with your astrology expertise. Shed us some light.
      Venus retrograde or not, I wish them well. He’s going to be swarmed with temptations.

      • Jupiter says:

        Hi, Heidi,

        I don’t know too much about them, but if there are issues between them, which obviously there are, it could escalate, and more info will be revealed. today is also a Solar Eclipse in Gemini — lots of geminis are getting hit, as venus is retrograde in Gemini, as well. Lots of communication, too!!! :)

      • Zelda says:

        Yes, because those threads are not nearly ridiculous enough, yet.

      • normades says:

        lol Zelda!!!

    • jc126 says:

      What about getting married when Mercury is retrograde?

      Oh, btw, does Priscilla Chan look to anybody else like she might possibly be in the early stages of pregnancy? I had no idea what she looked like before these photos, of course.

      • Jupiter says:

        Probably not the best idea to get married with mercury in retro, but it happens a few times a year and is harder to avoid than Venus, which happens every 1.5 years. It would be difficult for planning things with mercury — caterer, lodging, etc.

    • Julie says:

      are people in the year 2012 still believing in astrology? it was banned in the 15th century from universities because even that long ago they realized its BS.

    • Heidi says:

      The marriage also took place right before an eclipse. We shall see. BTW, I looked at Zuckerberg’s chart, def a nerd, if ever there was one. lol Lots of fixed energy and they’ve been together nearly a decade, so longevity may be order of the day.
      Rimes & Cib married on Good Friday right b4 an eclipse with strong Aries energy…will activate the Uranus in Aries. If it lasts(doubtful) it will be full of fireworks.

  19. LeManda says:

    I really like the dress. They look very happy. Congratulations to the couple!!!

  20. Franny says:

    Minor detail, but she didn’t get a degree is pediatrics, she got a MD and is now going into pediatrics.

    • Lina says:

      Yes, exactly. People magazine dropped the ball on that. You don’t receive a degree in a specialty when you graduate medical school. You receive a Medical Degree. You are “Your Name Here, Doctor of Medicine”. Then you complete a residency. Then after you complete your residency, you are a “Pediatrician” or an “Obstetrician”, etc.

      Chan received a Medical Degree and probably matched into Pediatrics as a specialty. She will begin her Pediatric residency in July. She did not receive a degree in Pediatrics.

      I just want to tell the mags that they need to do their homework.

      • Franny says:

        Exactly. I know I was being picky about that detail, but as someone trying to get into med school with a boyfriend in it, I just felt it needed to be corrected ;)

  21. Hanna says:

    Congrats to them! :D Never knew he was engaged lol!

  22. Adrien says:

    Their wedding was simple and unpretentious.
    Congrats!

  23. Nina says:

    I like the dress. Also a simple wedding shows that it’s not about the ” show” or disply of wealth for them. It feels real and sweet.

  24. maemay says:

    Good for them!

  25. Mika says:

    The Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla CHAN Foundation, please. She didn’t change her name.

  26. Eleonor says:

    Money can make a douche like Pinault charming, good for him for marrying his longtime girlfriend (who seems a smart normal looking woman), and not a trophy wife with fake boobs.

  27. nan says:

    He married the woman who believed in him and stayed by his side when he didn’t have a cent in his pocket. Good for him he didn’t dump her after he made his first billion. Says lots about his character. Congrats!

  28. Zorbitor says:

    Maybe he’ll inspire her to be a better human being… (did I get that right?)

  29. palermo says:

    I personally was thrilled to see a filthy rich man marry somebody who was intelligent and had her own career, not some blonde big titted bimbo.

  30. JB says:

    She certainly lost a lot of weight from the pictures of her walking around Palo Alto and her wedding. She looks really lovely. I love her dress and veil.

  31. me says:

    Congrats to them both. I think he found a great catch as well ! I like the fact they kept the wedding small and simple…complete opposite of what we normally see from rich celebs.

  32. judyjudy says:

    $19 billion. Jeezy Chreezy.

  33. Ginger says:

    Good for them! It’s nice to see billionaires that are just down to earth people unlike some annoying celebrities. I’m also glad to see that she has her own thing going on too. Congrats to the happy couple! Imagine all of the great things you could do with that much money??

  34. Ramona Q says:

    Ruby/garnet/red stone engagement rings look trashy and slutty, I’m sorry.

    But that’s why they make chocolate and vanilla :-)

    • Zelda says:

      Sure, but women trading their vaginas for any rock is a pretty slutty concept any way you look at it.

      And the word “slut” makes the speaker seem unintelligent and painfully out-of-touch.

      • Snowpea says:

        Zelda, you totally crack me up. I love reading your comments. You are such a no nonsense, dry, hilarious post modern girl.

    • celine says:

      that’s what i thought. rubys are tacky. he could’ve given her a nice diamond ring, just a simple but classy diamond ring. why the fuck a ruby? does she even like rubys?

      u know what, if she doesn’t like rubys and he didn’t even bother to ask her, than he is a real jerk. gosh i hope she loves rubys!!!

    • Jordan says:

      In some Asian cultures, red is good luck so maybe that was her preference. And I’m sure she would also like you to refer to her as DOCTOR Slutty, thank you.

    • jaye says:

      Maybe he DID take her tastes into consideration. Maybe rubies are her favorite.

      And rubies are “slutty”? What??

  35. Nan209 says:

    Congrats to them. I’m sure they’re well matched in all ways that matter. Hopefully they will inspire each other.

    Though the movie was entertaining (the actors were great) but people fail to realize it wasn’t a documentary.

  36. Electra says:

    I wonder if he stole her too? lol…

  37. bubbles says:

    how do you not love these two!!!!????
    what a beautiful couple. inside and out. congrats!

  38. HappyJoyJoy says:

    It’s refreshing to see a couple that’s not all about glitz and glamour. They seem down to earth. I read that they married yesterday because her graduation from Med School was on monday, his birthday was on friday and his company went through the roof then too, but it is said they’d been planning for at least five months. Good for them. I hope she inspires him to ditch the hoodies. lol ;)

  39. CF says:

    this makes me happy! It says a lot about both of them they are still together through the sudden richness and success. She must be worth 200 hot models he could have, and he has the sense to realize what he has, a true partner!

  40. Gene Parmesan says:

    i want their brains!!!!

  41. CC says:

    She seems to have gone on a diet. She looks good on the wedding pic.

  42. Snarky says:

    That black skirt is unfortunate.

  43. Julia says:

    I wonder who designed her wedding dress? someone famous?

  44. MaceyMay says:

    Their wedding pics have to be the most awkward and unromantic wedding pics Ive ever seen. almost like they dont want to be there or maybe they just dont like their pics being taken but Im not feeling the love here.

    • Lol says:

      Thank you. Some of these posters are so happy she’s not a supermodel they are choosing to ignore how awkward these pictures are. Lol

    • Goofpuff says:

      They look like people awkward in front of cameras and very private. Not everyone is down with public PDA and have to be all over each other. He looks very happy and she looks exhausted but they are connected.

  45. Hmmm says:

    With a character like his, what’s wrong with her? I find him repellent. He uses people, he lies, etc. I think the portrayal of him in the movie is spot on. I think he lacks empathy. Maybe it works for them because she’s immersed in her work. For a marriage, brains aren’t enough. Just. Yuck.

    • beanie says:

      He gives me the creeps, too. There is more to this story here. They are both very plain looking people. I dunno, I hope they make it.

    • riri says:

      What’s wrong with her?
      She is no beauty queen. She wanted the social status and marrying money and was willing to stick around more than any other girl to achieve that.

      I know 2 Asian girls who married nice Jewish guys that were professors, becuase at least part of the reason was that they wanted to get into academia and that enabled them to secure that path.

      She seems like a goal oriented person, so she played her cards right and got what she wanted.

      • DeeVine says:

        So that’s why she honed on him when he was a penniless student. In addition to being goal oriented, Asian women have crystal balls to spot future billionaires. Sheesh

      • Jackie says:

        marrying a professor is not going to get you into academia.

        i would be very interested to know which institutions give out academic positions to wives of faculty members, unless the women are qualified, which in that case they would not need a husband to secure the job in the first place.

        i have worked in academia for many years and have never seen this happen. thank god.

      • jaye says:

        Sweet baby Jesus! I can be just as cynical as the next person, but this comment is teetering right on the edge of ignorance.

  46. corey says:

    they look really comfortable in the last pic…i like it :)

  47. Snowpea says:

    Isn’t it hilarious that these two, rich as all get out, have a little garden wedding with fairy lights in the background?

    Adorable.

    And who was the poster upthread that said they weren’t feeling the love? I see a couple who have been in a long term relationship for a long time, really just modestly enjoying the day.

    What a refreshing change from all the obscene displays of wealth a la Kardashian and co.

    This makes me happy.

  48. normades says:

    Congrats to them. I love their dog BEAST!!!

  49. bc says:

    I’m sure I will get attacked for this, but…he’s a billionaire, and yet he wears a wrinkled, cheap looking suit to his wedding? I’m not saying he should be wearing an Armani tux, but still…she looks gorgeous, and here he is looking like a schlep.

  50. Anna says:

    She looks sweet in the wedding photo, she looks awful in the other pictures. She looks fat and dumpy. I know that there is a chorus here always cheering the “down to earth” and low-key of life–which is fine–but sometimes it is too much. What on earth is wrong with looking stylish, groomed, polished, and hey, as if you are happy with a few pennies from heaven?

    And I am TIRED OF FLIP FLOPS ON CITY STREETS

    @Hmmmm: I too find him repellent. I did not see the film and I can only wonder what “his” side might say in defense (i.e. others being envious of him, or his having to be unpleasant at times while he pursued his kind of work) but I do find him grotesque somehow. And all of these “Billions” for a dubiously fluffball “company”. I am all for well earned capitalism, but this too me is ridiculous filthy lucre. It is not as if there is an actual product. Steve Jobs is my kind of billionaire–not this.

    • shaboo says:

      just because facebook is not tangible like an iphone does not mean that it is not a product.

      • Anna says:

        It is not a product. There is nothing being sold, there is no value measured, just the “Perhaps” of advertising.

      • LAK says:

        @Anne – what are you talking about? Of course it’s a product. It’s the same as for example OWN. The nitty gritty of how they make their money is different from say how you’d make money from a bar of soap, but it doesn’t negate the fact that they are all products.

    • Snowpea says:

      Anna gosh, you should come to where we live (Bondi, Sydney, Australia)

      Alot of people don’t wear shoes AT ALL and flip flops (or thongs as we call them) are considered perfectly acceptable footwear at a barbecue, someone’s house for dinner, going out, whatever really. Even going to work.

      So I guess it’s where you come from.

      As for looking ‘fat and dumpy’? Priscilla is a DOCTOR for crying out loud! She is in no way, shape or form a celebrity. Who gives a rat’s what she LOOKS like? Humph.

      • Anna says:

        I am a journalist for a tip top paper, journalism being a “frazzled” profression too, and I always look polished.

        I just think she looks dumpy.

        As for Australia and flip flops, Australia has a very casual reputation (in the welcoming sense) and strikes us non-Aussies as one beautiful giant beach so the “flip flop” culture is not a problem. Here it just looks bad. I do not want to look at feet on city streets

    • Raven says:

      she was in med school–not a lot of time for pedicures and spas. Frankly, I’d take her type over Kardashian any day.

      • Anna says:

        But why must the “alternative” be a Kardashian? Why that extreme? Why not, say, Audrey Hepburn or Candice Bergen or other women who played up their glamour in a non Kar-crash-ian way?

    • Jordan says:

      Well, in the street pics, they are both in comfy clothes. And in her wedding pic, she is very stylish, groomed and polished. So, that tells me that that they wear clothes that are appropriate for the occasion. Nothing horrific about that. I don’t dress up in my finest clothes to run errands and go to the grocery store, I don’t expect anyone else to.

  51. thetruthhurts says:

    Wow. She def slimmed down for the wedding and looks great. I LOVE that he has been with her for 9 years and didn’t dump her ass for one of the gorgeous whore’s who threw themselves at him after he became rich. He is a BILLIONAIRE and he kept the girlfriend he had when he was a poor boy. I don’t care how much money he is worth now, this man has morals. Men, take note.

  52. Embee says:

    What a lovely story. As far as prenup goes, I doubt it concerned her: she’s a doctor, it’s not like she be left penniless if the marriage doesn’t work out.

    And hey, she’s lovely. So the on-street shots aren’t super flattering. Have you not ever seen “in action” shots of yourself? You look like a gargoyle (we all do). She is/was not fat. She’s a normal person who, when she gets her “pose” on, looks hot as hell, and when she doesn’t looks….like you and me.

    Congrats to the happy couple. I wish you a lifetime of happiness and respect together.

    • Noi says:

      what is a normal person? to generalized

      &&
      that is a hell lot more then “pose” on as you said in the wedding pic

    • Anna says:

      What is “you and me”? Who is the you or me? I always look good. I am groomed to take out the garbage and run errands. It is not just about vanity but about looking good for the public as well. I am young, but “old school”.

      She can play up looking good, make him proud. There is a reverse snobism to this “I am what I am” attitude—everyone should polish up for the public.

  53. Jaxx says:

    Her nose looks really swollen in the wedding pic.

    • MST says:

      Um, her nose is not swollen. Many Asian people have wide noses — not as wide as African American noses, but not like pointy Anglo noses, either. It’s think it’s nice that she hasn’t carved up her ethnic features.

  54. Exotica says:

    Gorgeous!

  55. RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

    From the woman in the wedding pics to the pics of the woman o the street, they dont even seem like the same person.
    As for marrying HIM…I’m sure she has some special methodolgy for dealing with him and his egos special needs. Im sure he’s high maintinence. I dont envy her.

  56. TheOriginalVictoria says:

    Lucky bitch. Practical, intelligent, going for her own career, and has a mega zillionare hubby! I ain’t madatcha Prissy Chan. Get.It!

  57. sup says:

    she’s too pretty for him. he still looks like a high school kid. oh well. congrats anyway. i hope her genius will be rewarded as much as her husband’s.

  58. Mack says:

    I understand why they wanted to keep it secret, but I don’t think I personally would want a wedding where everyone was dressed for a grad party (so, pretty dressed down and casual) if I was a very dressed up bride.

    Also, I think that she would probably be okay with the IPO happening before their marriage. She obviously didn’t start dating him for the money, and it’s not like she doesn’t have her own career going on. She can let him have the security of the timing and not care either way.

  59. Sway says:

    OMG, how pissed are they in that last photo :D

  60. madpoe says:

    If they divorce.
    Will he unfriend her on Facebook?
    Maybe block her?

  61. nikzilla37 says:

    She looks completely different in the wedding photo vs. the street photo.

  62. likesemthick says:

    She looks like tons of fun…

    *snicker*

  63. Moreaces says:

    Wishing them a life time of love and happiness.

  64. eric says:

    I am enjoying watching Facebook crash and burn on Wall street
    This is Karma for Zuckenburg killing helpless animals for his dinner. That ugly wife of his, probably introduced him to it. I have seen photos of these walking in china’s Snake Alley, one of the worst animal abuse places in the world, where they sell powders from animals on the Endangered Species list.
    Facebook is a fad, and completely overpriced in their IPO. The future of Facebook is in the same Internet graveyard with MySpace.
    Facebook was perfectly mocked by South Park, this jerk stole someone’s idea and ran away with it. Now it’s one of the worst IPO’s in the History of Wall Street.
    Buy, Buy Zuckenber, can’t wait to buy your penny stock when they are .2 cents a share

  65. Zainil says:

    Pricilla Chan has updated her status to “incredibly rich” :-P