Patriots owner Robert Kraft, 81, marries Dana Blumberg, 47, in surprise star-studded wedding in NYC: Elton John, Ed Sheeran and Meek Mill performed — while Tom Brady showed up solo
- The billionaire owner of the New England Patriots married his girlfriend Friday night in a surprise ceremony
- Kraft, 81, tied the knot with ophthalmologist Dana Blumberg, 47, at what guests were told was a ‘Kickoff and a Touchdown Party’ at Lumières in Manhattan
- Elton John flew in to perform and sang a duet with Ed Sheeran: Meek Mill also performed for the 250 guests
- The star-studded ceremony saw Tom Brady arrive without his wife Gisele Bundchen, amid rumors of impending divorce
- Other revelers included Jon Bon Jovi, country singer Kenny Chesney, movie mogul Ari Emanuel and Oscar-nominated film producer Brian Grazer.
Robert Kraft, 81, and girlfriend Dana Blumberg, 47, were married Friday night in Manhattan
Billionaire NFL owner Robert Kraft has married his girlfriend in a surprise ceremony in Manhattan, with Elton John flying in to serenade the newlyweds.
Kraft, 81, tied the knot with ophthalmologist Dana Blumberg, 47, on Friday night at what guests were told was a ‘Kickoff and a Touchdown Party’.
The couple, who began dating in 2019, rented the lower Manhattan Hall des Lumières and told 250 friends and relatives to dress festively, The New York Post reported.
The invitees — including Jon Bon Jovi, country music singer Kenny Chesney, movie mogul Ari Emanuel and Oscar-nominated film producer Brian Grazer — didn’t know the couple was getting married.
Former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady showed up without his wife Gisele Bundchen amid rumors of an impending divorce.
Elton John, Ed Sheeran and Meek Mill performed on the show
The couple rented out the Hall des Lumieres in lower Manhattan for the party, with guests unaware it was going to be a wedding.
Sources told The mail that guests were shown a 10-minute video of the pair, before being introduced to the public by the voice of NFL commentator Al Michaels as husband and wife.
The pair had specially tuned in with Elton John, after he volunteered to sing at their wedding in July. They gave him three weeks’ notice and he found a date off.
The Rocketman kicked off his one-hour performance with “Circle of Life,” followed by “Tiny Dancer,” “Philadelphia Freedom,” “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.” and more, the Post reported.
He also performed ‘Candle in the Wind’ as a duet with Ed Sheeran.
Kraft and Blumberg had their first dance when Sheeran played an acoustic number.
Tom Brady, who won the Super Bowl with Kraft’s team, arrived at the wedding solo amid rumors of a divorce from his wife Gisele Bundchen. Brady is pictured on October 9 playing for his current team, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The bride arrived in an Elie Saab jumpsuit she helped design, then donned an ivory Naeem Khan wedding dress when the newlyweds were announced.
Rapper Meek Mill performed, and then Grandmaster Flash hit the turntables and DJ’d.
“They wanted to get into a zone of sharing happiness and bringing people together,” a friend of the couple told the newspaper.
Kraft was previously married to college sweetheart and philanthropist Myra Kraft.
She died of cancer in 2011 at the age of 68.