Outgoing COO Sheryl Sandberg and businessman Tom Bernthal tied the knot in a cowboy-themed wedding over the weekend.
Sandberg, 52, married Bernthal, 50, the founder and former CEO of Kelton Global, on Saturday in , the happy couple revealed on .
The wedding was held at the Four Seasons Resort in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, sources told – with the entire hotel booked for guests including the groom’s brother, Hollywood actor Jon Bernthal, along wit that she had stepped down amid an investigation over her use of corporate resources to help plan the wedding, which took place over the weekend, as another power couple – JLo and Ben Affleck – were also tying the knot across the country in Georgia.
In an Instagram post late Saturday night, Sandberg shared a picture of herself and her new husband in with the caption: ‘MARRIED ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️’
The couple, who got engaged on a ranch and share a love of country music, incorporated several Western touches into their special day, which included the groom’s outfit of jeans and cowboy boots, according to
Following Saturday’s nuptials, Bernthal also shared the couple’s wedding picture on his own account, with the heartfelt caption: ‘After both experiencing loss, @sherylsandberg and I weren’t sure we would ever find love again. Over the last three years, we’ve merged our lives and blended our families.Our wedding today was a dream come true.’
Outgoing Meta COO Sheryl Sandberg, 52, married Tom Bernthal, 50, the founder and former CEO of Kelton Global, on Saturday in Wyoming, the happy couple said on Instagram
The wedding was held at the Four Seasons Resort in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, sources told Page Six
The couple, who got engaged on a ranch and share a love of country music, tied the knot in Wyoming and incorporated several Western touches into their special day
Sandberg, and Tom Bernthal walk to a morning session during the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on July 6, 2022 in Sun Valley, Idaho, at conference where the most wealthy and powerful from the media, finance, and tech meet
Locals told Page Six that the day before the wedding, a welcome party was held for the guests and at least four helicopters were seen flying back and forth to the top of the mountain at the resort.
Bernthal’s famous brother Bernthal, who served as his best man, was spotted playing touch football with some of the other guests outside at the resort on the day of the ceremony, sources said.
‘Jon was out there playing football in a big ol’ cowboy hat!’ a starstruck local said.
The actor rose to fame after his role of Shane Walsh in The Walking Dead, and has gone one to snag roles in Wolf of Wall Street, The Punisher, and King Richard.Most recently, he’s showing his softer side in Lena Dunham’s new movie Sharp Stick.
Because the guest list, sources say ‘there were secret service agents’ at the hotel.
‘They bought out the whole hotel for the wedding, and it was on super lockdown,’ said a source.
It’s unclear if Sandberg’s former colleague, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, was at the wedding.
Tom Bernthal’s actor brother Jon Bernthal (pictured here at the Sharp Stick movie premiere on July 25, 2022) served as the best man at the couple’s wedding
Brothers Jon Bernthal and Tom Bernthal are pictured with Sheryl Sandberg in an undated photo
Locals told Page Six that the day before the wedding, a welcome party was held for the guests and at least four helicopters were seen flying back and forth to the top of the mountain at the resort
Because the guest list, sources say ‘there were secret service agents’ at the hotel.’They bought out the whole hotel for the wedding, and it was on super lockdown’
The resort is nestled in the in a verdant mountain valley, surrounded by some of America’s most rugged peaks, celebrated ski runs and an inspiring array of wildlife in nearby Grand Teton National Park, according to its website
The resort offers a spa, year-round heated pool, and a bar called The Handle Bar
Sandberg and Bernthal were surrounded by family and friends as they said their vows on Saturday.
The couple’s five children — Sandberg with her son and a daughter, and Bernthal with three children — all served as members of the bridal party.
Sandberg’s children are from her marriage to her late husband Dave Goldberg, who died suddenly in 2015.His brother, Rob, who introduced the couple in 2019, served as a co-officiant, creativitiesunfold according to People Magazine.
‘It is our wedding as the seven of us,’ Bernthal told People Magazine.
‘We keep saying, ‘We’re all getting married,” Sandberg reportedly added.
In lieu of gifts, the couple asked that guests donate to VOW and CARE to fund anti-child marriage programs and poverty alleviation efforts, the magazine reported.
Sandberg said: ‘While we are choosing to get married, thousands around the world are still forced to marry as children. We’re making donations ourselves,’ she added, ‘but also inviting our guests to celebrate with us and try to end child marriage.’
The couple has raised $1 million for VOW and $10 million for CARE, it was reported.
The resort offers eight private residences, five suites, three guest rooms and two accessible rooms
In an Instagram post, Sandberg shared a picture of herself and her new husband in with the caption: ‘MARRIED ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️’
Sheryl Sandberg announces her engagement to father-of-three marketing CEO Tom Bernthal after they were introduced by her late husband’s brother
The couple first announced their engagement in 2020.The couple is pictured together in a post where Sandberg promoted Facebooks Voting Information Center
In lieu of gifts for their wedding, the couple asked guests to donate to VOW and CARE to fund anti-child marriage programs and poverty alleviation efforts.They have raised $1 million for VOW and $10 million for CARE, it was reported
Sandberg, one of the most powerful women in tech and the top lieutenant to Meta CEO , made the decision to leave Meta earlier this year after having worked at the company for 14 years.
‘I’m really focused on what I’m going to do,’ she explained.’Next, philanthropically and I am staying on the board and I have a leader of the philanthropy now.’
Sandberg is no stranger to advocacy work. She is the co-founder and board chair of the Lean In Foundation, which acts a global community dedicated to helping foster leadership, advancement and inclusion for women in the workplace.
She also plans to refocus her work on women’s issues and philanthropy as Roe v Wade is under assault.
‘This is a really important moment for women. This that Sandberg made her surprise exit as the company’s number two while the firm continues to review her wedding to Bernthal, the brother of actor Jon Bernthal.
Although the sources said the investigation was still active, a Meta spokeswoman insisted to DailyMail.com this summer that: ‘Sheryl did not inappropriately use company resources in connection with the planning of her wedding
‘This has nothing to do with Sheryl’s departure from the company.’
Sandberg, 52, who attended the Sun Valley conference with Bernthal, cut a simple figure with a beige blouse, white cardigan and cream pants and sneakers
Sandberg quit her job as Meta’s chief operating officer in June, after she was probed over claims she used company resources to plan her wedding to Bernthal, who also works as a marketing CEO at the company
Sandberg shocked the business world when she announced her departure from the company, saying she was feeling ‘burned out’ and feeling like a ‘punching bag’ over the criticisms Meta and have faced in recent years, WSJ reported.
The parent company, Meta Platforms, founder Mark Zuckerberg and other execs have faced mounting pressure to re-evaluate their social media services following a bombshell whistle blower report last year that revealed the company was well-aware of the negative effects Instagram was having on teens but did little to change.
Sandberg, who will remain as a Meta board member, allegedly felt the brunt of the pressure, according to those close to her, who suggested she felt targeted by critics because she was the company’s most powerful woman.
Sandberg herself appeared to harbor no ill-will towards Meta or boss Zuckerberg as she said she was excited for the company’s future advances.
‘Sitting by Mark’s side for these 14 years has been the honor and privilege of a lifetime,’ she wrote in her resignation post.’I am so immensely proud of everything this team has achieved.’
Sandberg had worked alongside Mark Zuckerberg (right) for 14 years building up the tech giant.She publicly announced her plans to resign in the fall
Sources close to Sandberg, viewed as the most powerful woman in the tech world, said she has been burned out dealing with the controversies surrounding Meta and Facebook
Sandberg has served as chief operating officer at the social media giant since 2008 after leaving Google, four years before Facebook went public.
‘When I took this job in 2008, I hoped I would be in this role for five years.Fourteen years later, it is time for me to write the next chapter of my life,’ Sandberg wrote on her Facebook page.
She did not say what she planned to do for the next step of her career, only that her immediate focus is on her wedding and charity work.
Sandberg has an estimated net worth of $1.6 billion and is a noted philanthropist in addition to authoring the bestselling book in support of professional women, Lean In.
In 2015, Sandberg’s husband Dave Goldberg died tragically and unexpectedly at age 47, after suffering a heart arrhythmia on a treadmill.The couple had shared two children together.
Sandberg had two children with Dave Goldberg (right), who died in 2015
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Sandberg later dated Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, but split with him in 2019 after a three-year relationship.
In February 2020, Sandberg announced her engagement to Bernthal.
Prior to joining Facebook, Sandberg was vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, chief of staff for the United States Treasury Department under former President Bill Clinton.
Her impressive resume also includes stints as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company and an economist with the World Bank.
A Harvard University graduate, Sandberg is the author of several books, including the 2013 feminist manifesto Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.
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