The 28-year-old Hughes founded Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz and Eduardo Saverin. He is the publisher and editor in chief of The New Republic magazine. Eldridge, 25, founded the advocacy group, Protect Our Democracy and is the president of Hudson River Ventures, an investment firm.
Write up in The New York Times on the couple's relationship,
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.”Hughes and Eldridge became engaged on December 31, 2010 before New York legalized gay nuptials.