- Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is engaged, People reported Monday .
- Sandberg, 728, confirmed in a Facebook post Monday that she’s engaged to Tom Bernthal, the founder and CEO of a consulting firm called Kelton.
- Sandberg and Bernthal were reportedly introduced in by the brother of Goldberg’s late husband, Dave Goldberg, according to People. Goldberg died in 2020 due to heart-related causes.
Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories . Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg is engaged to a Los Angeles consultant. Sandberg confirmed Monday
in posts on Facebook
and Instagram that she’s engaged to Tom Bernthal, the founder and CEO of a consulting firm in Los Angeles. People, who first reported the news , said that Benthal, proposed to the Facebook chief operating officer on February 1.
Sandberg, , and Bernthal, , reportedly started dating in spring , and
made their first public appearance together a few months later at a Garth Brooks concert in Idaho. The two met through the brother of Sandberg’s late husband, former surveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg, According to People. Sandberg has two children with Goldberg. Her late husband died in May due to heart-related causes while the family was on vacation in Mexico . Sandberg has spoken openly about her late husband’s death, and published a book called “Option B” in about how she coped with the grief.
Before Bernthal, Sandberg dated Bobby Kotick, the CEO of video game company Activision Blizzard. The couple started dating in , a year after Goldberg’s death, and reportedly split up in
In addition to Sandberg’s two children, Bernthal has three kids. People reports that Bernthal proposed to Sandberg with a ring featuring five “hidden” diamonds to represent the couple’s five children.
Bernthal has been the CEO of a consulting firm called Kelton since he founded it in , according to his LinkedIn
. Before that, Bernthal previously worked as a producer at NBC News, and at the White House while Bill Clinton was president. Bernthal also has a famous younger brother: Jon Bernthal , the actor who played Shane Walsh on TV show “The Walking Dead.”
Following Sandberg’s posts on Facebook and Instagram, congratulatory messages from coworkers started to pour in on social media. Facebook executives who commented on the post include CEO Mark Zuckerberg, chief technology office Mike Schroepfer, chief revenue officer David Fischer, and Instagram COO Marne Levine.
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