Friday, April 19, 2024

Facebook Billionaire Sheryl Sandberg Has Married Actor Jon Bernthal’s Brother


So weird: People magazine doesn’t seem to realize that the man Sheryl Sandberg has married, Tom Bernthal, is the brother of actor Jon Bernthal. (I guarantee you People and other outlets update their stories when they read all this.) They don’t mention it in their big story tonight about the wedding.

Tom Bernthal is Jon’s older brother. They are the sons of retired Washington DC powerhouse lawyer Eric Bernthal (Latham & Watkins law firm, incredibly big time) who is the former Chairman of the Board of The Humane Society of the United States, the largest animal welfare and advocacy organization in the country.

Sheryl, the exiting billionaire COO of Facebook, did ok for herself. Tom Bernthal sounds like a nice guy. He’s a producer and former NBC News producer. He won an Emmy. He’s divorced and three kids.

Jon Bernthal is about to star in the “American Gigolo” TV series. He has a long list of credits including “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Both brothers attended the elite Sidwell Friends School in Potomac, Maryland. He plays rough around the edges characters, but he comes from a hard core top DC family.

Sheryl’s late husband, Dave Goldberg, died suddenly on a family vacation in 2015. He and Sheryl have two kids.

Mazel tov!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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