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Facebook Founder Chris Hughes + Freedom To Marry’s Sean Eldridge Are Engaged

Chris Hughes, the 27-year-old Facebook co-founder (worth an estimated $500 million!) who went on to work on Barack Obama‘s presidential campaign, and has since started the philantrhopic social network Jumo, is engaged to his boyfriend Sean Eldridge, the political director of Freedom To Marry. Naturally, they made the announcement — surrounded by friends/guests like Ivanka Trump, Simon Doonan and Jonathan Adler, Christine Quinn, Jared Kushner, and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman — at a Freedom To Marry fundraiser at their SoHo loft. “This is very timely for Chris and I to have you here tonight to celebrate marriage and work on marriage,” Eldridge told his guests. “”We got engaged two weeks ago, so there is a real sense of urgency. As you know, we can’t get married in New York, so there is more of an urgency to approve gay marriage, so we can get married here. We’re going to get married in the next year or two for sure — we’re hoping as soon as possible.” Well, at least they have some skin in the game now! Congrats, gentlemen.

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  • kayla

    Felicitacions! J’espere qu’ils seront tres hereaux!

  • antonyvietnam


    They are very suited for each other

  • romeo

    Congratulations! They’re such a cute couple. Bet some wedding planner is gonna make an effing fortune.

  • Jeffree

    Congrats guys! Thanks for shining in our community via your work and your example.

    @Kayla: Nice try! Ce que tu voulais dire s’écrit: “Félicitations! J’espère qu’ils seront très heureux!

    You ought to know better than to get sloppy with French on a gay website! Lol.

  • kayla

    @Jeffree: It was a typo! Je suis tres desolee!

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  • Rodrigo

    @jeffree : c’est vraiment charmant que tu n’as pas oublié les accents graves et aigu.

    Je sens comme si t’es la police du grammaire ?

    Btw: congratulations to those hotties!

  • Jaroslaw

    They are so cute together. Guess they won’t have the number one fight that breaks up marriage – money issues! :)_

  • Jeffree

    @Jaroslaw: They look great together, don’t they?

    @Kayla: Lol, I make more typos in English than you do in French. Since I help grade French exams sometimes [long story] I must be hypersensitive; sorry!

    @Rodrigo. On ne n’a jamais traité de “charmant”!

  • Black Pegasus

    Why would any RICH Healthy Minded young Homosexual wanna get Married when you can Party like it’s 1999, and fuck the hottest Male Models in the world???

    Fuck that! If I was worth $500 Million, I’d be a jet setting whore! A Male Paris Hilton if you will…lol

  • kayla

    @Black Pegasus: Some people have different priorities…You’re greatest wish is to be a rich whore, this guy’s wish is apparently a little more family oriented…that’s all!

  • testington

    Congratulations to them! I am equal parts happy for them and jealous that I don’t have a fiancée with $500 million LOL

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  • afrolito

    Congrats to them, but to bad they can’t get legally married in the state of New York.

  • alan brickman

    They’re getting married just to look respectible….but they’ll probably mess around with whores on the side..all the straights do it …why can’t they??…

  • kayla

    @alan brickman: I disagree…My parents have been married more than 2 1/2 decades and they do not fool around on the side. This myth that all straight people are screwing around, is just that…a myth. Some people actually can be monogamous, regardless of what that cad Dan Savage has to say about it…I certainly couldn’t stomach being in a relationship with someone who fools around…does that make me a freak??

  • Brentinpdx

    LOL!! A big FUCK YOU to all you homophobic mothers fuckers who use Facebook as your social network!!

  • GayGOP

    Congrats to them.

    @ Afrolito, they cannot marry in New York, but the law in New York is that they can get married elsewhere, and have the marriage recognized in New York. That was the view of then AGs Spitzer and Cuomo, and current AG Schneiderman.

  • JoeyB

    Odd that none of this was mentioned in Mr. Hughes carefully choreographed recent appearance on the Stephen Colbert show. Were he straight, his engagement would’ve been a topic of conversation. Nothing about his bf or what he does in terms of marriage equality for gays. Guess Hughes wanted to reach Middle America with his Jumo, but not really divulge details that may turn them off to his new venture. And I wonder if the bf is the gold digger in all of this… Will they be putting some of that 500 million dollar fortune to aid other gay causes? Or is Hughes just tired of not being in the media and having to see Mark Zuckerberg plastered all over?

  • Meh

    Lets see… he has 500 million dollars, and there are 300 million people in America. He could give each and every fellow citizen 1 million, end poverty in this country and still have 200 million for him in the bank. Up to the challenge Chris?

  • Sam

    @meh…I’m no math wiz, but if he has $500 million, he could only give 300 people a million bucks and have $200 million left.

  • kayla

    @Sam: I’m really, really bad at math, but even I figured out 300 million means you could only give 300 people a million each…I guess I’m not as high up on the dumb scale as I thought I was…makes me feel so superior!! LOL!

  • David

    @Meh He technically doesn’t have $500 million, but is worth $500.

  • David

    @Meh He technically doesn’t have $500 million, but is worth $500 million.

  • girlwsumthinxtra

    Congratulations, how adorable!

  • David

    OK I have no idea who these two guys are. I’m glad they’re in love and I hope they are married for the rest of their lives. So, (much over used phrase coming up…) having said that, I’m guessing the “smart” Multi-Millionare guy is the pastey one in the white shirt. The darker, more excited to have his picture taken, guy seems like he has none of the worries that come with being worth $500,000,000. The darker one also seems like he would think he could give each American $1,000,000 and still have $200,000,000 left over for spa facials.

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