Facebook Sheryl Sandberg and Tom Bernthal
Sheryl Sandberg and Tom Bernthal take their love to new heights.
In a Facebook post on Friday, Sandberg, 51, revealed that she and her fiance were recently “off the grid” to rock climbing in honor of the second anniversary of their first date.
Sharing photos from the outdoor excursion, the Facebook COO wrote, âOver the past year or so, I’ve challenged myself to find new hobbies – and a few months ago , I shocked myself by trying rappelling for the first time and loving it. “
âSo to celebrate, Tom and I went down 1200 feet on 7 abseils and a few descents (a fancy name for sliding over rocks on the buttocks). Then we went up the via ferrata (climbing a steep rock wall with a ladder). iron), “she continued.
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According to Sandberg, she was a “super little athletic kid – completely uncoordinated, had asthma, picked last on each team” growing up, so she initially “couldn’t believe” that she would be able to perform. ‘escalation.
âHere are the hobbies – new and old. On an adventure. To find the strength to do things you never thought you could do,â she wrote.
The Bend over The author concluded her article with a gentle nod to her fiancÃ©, writing: “And here is love – new and old.”
âTom – thank you from the bottom of my heart for these two years of love and adventure in my life,â she added.
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Sandberg started dating Bernthal – the founder and CEO of Los Angeles-based strategic consulting firm Kelton Global – in 2019 after being put together by her late husband’s brother Dave Goldberg, who died in 2015 after suffering a heart attack while on vacation in Mexico.
The couple got engaged in February 2020 after a mountain hike and picnic at Vermejo Park Ranch in New Mexico, a source close to the couple at the time told PEOPLE.
âThey hiked together on their very first date, so they recreated the moment and got engaged at the end of a long hike last weekend,â the insider said.
Bernthal, 48, posed the question with a ring featuring five tiny diamonds hidden under the setting to represent each of their five children. (Sandberg has a son and a daughter, while Bernthal has three children.)
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Sandberg spoke of finding love after her husband’s death in a recent letter to Bernthal posted by Good Housekeeping, sharing: “When Dave died I could hardly imagine dating, let alone getting married.”
However, according to the tech mogul, her former brother-in-law Rob Goldberg “had a different idea” and “just knew” that she had to meet Bernthal.
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âWhen I first shook your hand, I had no idea you would be the one to change my life,â Sandberg wrote to Bernthal. “I will soon discover in a much greater way your remarkable generosity and warmth as a partner and parent.”
While Sandberg admitted she was “so tired before” Bernthal’s arrival, the couple together found a new path forward, “a path filled with so much gratitude and optimism.”
“With that in mind, thank you for helping me refocus my energy on what’s important and better appreciate all of life’s gifts – every sweet text, every birthday party and, yes, the 8,000 of those games. Settlers of Catan. “