Robert Kraft and Dr Dana Blumberg began dating in 2017 and planned to get married in October 2022.
Dana Blumberg and Kraft married in a surprise ceremony on Oct. 14, 2022, in front of a slew of A-list guests, including Tom Brady and Jon Bon Jovi.
Other significant guests were Kenny Chesney, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, among others.
According to a guest, most attendees were taken completely by surprise. “The majority of the attendees had no idea it was a wedding ceremony. We thought it was a party until we went upstairs — and a screen opened, revealing Robert and Dana. She was dressed in a wedding gown, and Elton John introduced them as ‘husband and wife.’ After which, Meek Mill wrote that song for them, which he performed alongside Ed Sheeran “as backup,” a source shared.
Kraft and John set up the singer’s appearance just a few weeks earlier while backstage during one of his concerts said the sources. The Patriots owner and John are “very good friends,” sources revealed.
Mill posted a picture on Instagram from the celebration, posing alongside John and Sheeran. “Sounds forever @teddysphotos @eltonjohn,” he captioned his Instagram post. Mill and Kraft have been friends for decades, and the rapper even colluded with Michael Rubin and JAY-Z to buy Kraft a Bentley for his 80th birthday in 2021.
Who is Robert Kraft’s partner?
Before their marriage, Kraft had been dating Dana as his girlfriend for at least 2-3 years. Dana is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the university.
Blumberg is about 46 years old and extremely successful in her own right. She earned her medical degree from Saint Louis University and proceeded on to revolutionize glaucoma treatment!
“Her clinical interests include the medical, laser, and surgical intervention of primary open-angle glaucoma angle occlusion glaucoma, papillary glaucoma, and pseudoexfoliation glaucoma, along with secondary glaucomas including such neovascular and inflammatory glaucoma,” according to her bio.
How did the owner of the Patriots meet Dana?
According to reports, the couple first appeared together in 2019 at the French Open. In 2019, the two also attended a fundraising event at fellow billionaire Ron Perelman’s Hamptons estate.
Kraft and Blumberg were also seen at the Women’s World Cup soccer finals, where the United States defeated the Netherlands.
Since then, the couple has appeared together on numerous occasions, including AIDS benefit concerts, fundraising events, and even at The Super Bowl!
Kraft recently celebrated his 80th birth anniversary with Blumberg at their new Hamptons home.
Inside Kraft’s 80th birthday celebration with girlfriend
This weekend, Kraft and Blumberg “celebrated his birthday at their new apartment in the Hamptons with friends and family,” according to reports.
Kraft and Bloomberg have recently moved into their new residence together, which is worth $43 million!
Notably, for his 80th birthday, Robert Kraft received a puppy and a Bentley. According to a source who spoke with Page Six, “Ari Emanuel and his fiancée Sarah Staudinger sent him a puppy, while he also got a car from Meek, Jay-Z, and Michael.”
Meek Mill, a rapper, shared an Instagram video of Robert Kraft finding his gift in his driveway. “Drop top bent for Kraft, aaawww lol hbd robert,” Meek Mill captioned the post.
Timeline of Robert Kraft and Dana Blumberg’s relationship
Kraft and Blumberg began dating in 2019. They were first seen holding hands at the French Open in June 2019, followed by the Women’s World Cup soccer finals in Paris a month later.
The pair then went to Ronald Perelman’s estate for the annual Apollo in the Hamptons bash, where they were joined by Jerry Seinfeld, Jamie Foxx, Spike Lee, and others.
Blumberg accompanied the 80-year-old to Elton John’s Oscars bash in Los Angeles in 2020, where they happily posed for photos. At the time, one of their friends told Page Six:
“They’re serious, or as the kids say, ‘they’re going steady!'” They’ve been dating almost for a year and are truly happy.”
Before dating and eventually marrying Blumberg, the business mogul was previously married to Myra Kraft, a philanthropist and charity founder who died in 2011.