Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes to marry long-term boyfriend

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New York, Jan 15 (ANI): Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, 27, is planning to marry his long-term boyfriend, Sean Eldridge.

Hughes, said to be worth 100 million dollars, was dubbed 'the kid who made Obama president' for organizing his social networking site, My.BarackObama.com, during the historic 2008 campaign.

He was a roommate of Mark Zuckerberg at Harvard and served as Facebook's spokesman.

Hughes is now an Entrepreneur in Residence at General Catalyst Partners, a Cambridge, Mass., venture capital firm.

Eldridge, the baby-faced political director for Freedom To Marry, announced his engagement to Hughes before guests including City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Simon Doonan and Jonathan Adler at the couple's sprawling SoHo loft for the New York City Reception in Support of Freedom To Marry.

"This is very timely for Chris and I to have you here tonight to celebrate marriage and work on marriage. We got engaged two weeks ago, so there is a real sense of urgency," the New York Post quoted Eldridge as telling the guests.

The two decided to make their longtime relationship legal on New Year's Eve. (ANI)

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