Looks like someone needs to update their relationship status: Med student Priscilla Chan could soon be Mrs. Facebook — that’s what Bill Gates says anyway.
During an interview with a UK newspaper over the weekend, the Microsoft creator let the news slip that notoriously private Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has already popped the question to Chan, his college sweetheart. Billy Boy either revealed a well-kept secret or suffered a telling slip of tongue when he described Chan as Zuckerberg’s “fiancee” to Britain’s Mail on Sunday. Gates, who is close friends with the fellow billionaire, was talking about their shared passion for philanthropy when he dropped the revealing detail.
“I didn’t say to Mark, ‘Give me all your money!’. He was predisposed to do it and he came to me seeking advice,” Gates told the paper. “His fiancee Priscilla thought about education and he gave money to Newark, New Jersey, and we did a co-grant so that
The couple have officially been dating since November 7, 2003. When Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard to work on Facebook fulltime two years later, Chan was among the first classmates he recruited to help him build what has since become the world’s most popular microblogging website.
“Hey Priscilla, do you want a job at the Facebook?” Zuckerberg asked her.
“I’d love a job at Facebook,” she responded, offering him a Twizzler to seal the deal.
She no longer works for Facebook and is now studying medicine, specializing in pediatrics.
According to her Facebook profile, Chan speaks fluent Cantonese, Spanish, and English and loves “cooking and soft things.” She’s a fan of Harry Potter, Pride and Prejudice, and Britney Spears.
Mark, who turned 27 last month, and Priscilla, 26, have always publicized the fact they are in a relationship together. But the day after the Mail article was published, Zuckerberg removed any reference to his relationship status from public view. He also appears to have updated his privacy settings, no longer allowing photos he has been tagged in to appear along the top of his public profile. The couple live in a rented apartment near Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, California. They’re soon expected to move into the nearby five-bedroom luxury home that Zuckerberg purchased for $7 million earlier this year.
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