Chris Hughes, gay co-founder of Facebook marries boyfriend Sean Eldridge in New York

  • KissTheSky

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    Jul 03, 2012 12:27 AM GMT
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    From the announcement in the New York Times:

    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, is 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.

    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.

    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.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/01/fashion/weddings/chris-hughes-sean-eldridge-weddings.html
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    Jul 03, 2012 4:32 AM GMT
    So cute! Thanks for sharing icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 03, 2012 4:37 AM GMT
    I used to think Hughes was hot, but with his billions he bought the ultimate blond boy bride, educated at Brown no less. The guy could have been a model.
  • melloyello

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    Jul 05, 2012 1:05 AM GMT
    I'm thinking you've got that confused.....Hughes is on the left and Eldridge on the right.

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    Jul 05, 2012 1:19 AM GMT
    Trophy husband it seems
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    Jul 05, 2012 1:32 AM GMT
    his husband is gorgeous....
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    Jul 05, 2012 1:33 AM GMT
    That pic makes me think I have glaucoma.
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    Jul 05, 2012 1:35 AM GMT
    they're both fuggo and suffering from a major case of gay face.

    RIP
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    Jul 05, 2012 1:55 AM GMT
    I'm $ure it wa$ all about hi$ per$onality....
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    Jul 05, 2012 1:58 AM GMT
    Gay power couple. I can only imagine the living room furniture =o~~~~~
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    Jul 05, 2012 2:05 AM GMT
    How do you get to be editor-in-chief of The New Republic at 28? (Or does that just mean he owns it)?

    For that matter, how do you get to have your own venture capital firm at 25?






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    Jul 05, 2012 2:07 AM GMT
    MikeOnMain saidHow do you get to be editor-in-chief of The New Republic at 28? (Or does that just mean he owns it)?

    For that matter, how do you get to have your own venture capital firm at 25?





    magic.

    and money.

    and connections.

    and going to the right schools and growing up in the right families to put you in the right circumstances for magic, money and connections.
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    Jul 05, 2012 2:11 AM GMT
    i dont like gay face icon_sad.gif
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    Jul 05, 2012 2:13 AM GMT
    Get that check, baby.
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    Jul 05, 2012 2:15 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidmagic.

    and money.

    and connections.

    and going to the right schools and growing up in the right families to put you in the right circumstances for magic, money and connections.


    Got it. I'll remember that for my next incarnation (unless I come back as an insect, in which case it won't matter).

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    Jul 05, 2012 2:16 AM GMT
    I wish them happiness and lots of left-leaning children. Perhaps a future POTUS.
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    Jul 05, 2012 2:20 AM GMT
    Wish I could meet someone like either one of them.......
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    Jul 05, 2012 2:20 AM GMT
    MikeOnMain said
    Got it. I'll remember that for my next incarnation (unless I come back as an insect, in which case it won't matter).

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    Avoid spider webs =o
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    Jul 05, 2012 2:31 AM GMT
    Lose myself inside your schemes
    Go for the money, honey
    Not the screen
    Be a movie star Blah, blah, blah
    Go the whole hog
    Be bigger than God
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    Jul 05, 2012 2:50 AM GMT
    Cute couple!
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    Jul 05, 2012 4:56 AM GMT
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    Curious timing indeed. Congrats to the newlyweds.
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    Jul 05, 2012 5:00 AM GMT
    Awwwww...they're cute.

    I wonder if they'll let me do them. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 05, 2012 5:08 AM GMT
    OHHHH LA DI FUCKING DAH! icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 05, 2012 5:25 AM GMT
    Lenoxx said OHHHH LA DI FUCKING DAH! icon_lol.gif


    Silence! They are now Gay High Society, and as such we have to trumpet and laud their advantageous marriage while secretly hoping it fails in alcoholic and secret gogo boy lover affair shambles.
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    Jul 05, 2012 5:41 AM GMT
    Awesome !!! icon_cool.gif