In a surprise ceremony, Robert Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots, wed Dr. Dana Blumberg, it has been recently revealed. While not much is known about Dr. Blumberg, Robert Kraft has built a very solid public reputation for his involvement with the New England Patriots. As owner of one of the most successful football franchises in history, Robert Kraft has multiple Super Bowl rings. However, this latest wedding ring was a surprise even to Kraft’s closest friends.
The wedding was a top secret affair where 200 or so of Kraft’s and Dr. Blumberg’s most cherished friends and colleagues were in attendance. The happy event took place at Hall des Lumières in lower Manhattan. The surprise aspect was due to the fact that none of the invited guests knew beforehand about the nuptials. Keeping things very secret, the 81-year-old businessman and the 47-year-old doctor reportedly instructed their guests to dress festively for a “Kickoff and a Touchdown” celebration that would take place at New York City’s Hall des Lumières on October 14, 2022. Nowhere in the invitation did it say anything about a wedding.
According to sources who were in attendance that evening, there was a 10-minute video that was played to the attentive guests. After that, a well-known NFL analyst, who is also a friend of the loving couple, announced Robert Kraft and Dr. Dana Blumberg as husband and wife.
In keeping with Jewish custom, Kraft broke a glass during the celebration. For those in attendance who were unfamiliar the time-honored tradition, Kraft took the time to explain the custom’s meaning. The newly married couple also served a gorgeous seven-tired wedding cake for guests.
Since the cat was out of the bag, Kraft did offer some background information about the wedding for his guests. He told them that he and the blushing bride had recently begun making preparations for the festive wedding party after a certain event that they had both attended. After visiting the backstage area at a recent stop on Sir Elton John’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, Elton John had admired Dr. Blumberg’s stunning engagement ring. He asked the adoring couple when they planned to get married. At that point, Kraft explained to the crowd, Elton John emphatically told the pair that when the happy day did happen, he wanted to play for them as a wedding gift. Interestingly, this offer came immediately after Robert Kraft and the private Dr. Blumberg mentioned that they were considering simply eloping.
With such a heartfelt offer on the table, an elopement was out of the question, Kraft said. They enthusiastically accepted the rock icon’s invitation and chose the one day that John had open. “Elton just did this as a friend and to celebrate their friendship,” a source said. “They just had three weeks to arrange this amazing event!”
True to his word, Elton John performed for the newlyweds and the attendees. According to the source, he performed several of his famous hit songs, including “Circle of Life,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Philadelphia Freedom,” “Do not Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” and others. Ed Sheehan also performed and one of his performances included a duet of “Candle in the Wind” with Elton John. Sheeran played an acoustic song while Kraft and Blumberg danced their first dance. Before the occasion grew into a huge dance party, Grandmaster Flash DJ’d it and played the hora.
The list of guests is long and is made up of many famous names. Tom Brady, a former quarterback for the New England Patriots, was among the invited guests. The 45-year-old NFL player was beaming as he entered the event without his wife Gisele Bündchen. Other guests included Jon Bon Jovi and his wife, Drew Bledsoe, Roger Goodell, Kenny Chesney and former NFL wide receiver Randy Moss and of course, Robert Kraft’s family and the family and friends of Dr. Dan Blumberg.
The bride arrived at the venue in an Elie Saab jumpsuit that she helped design, and changed into an ivory Naeem Khan wedding gown when the couple’s marriage was announced, a source claims.
A source said that Kraft arrived at the party wearing his typical blue sports coat before changing into a luxurious, dark blue velvet Armani dinner jacket.
Kraft and Blumberg began dating in 2019. In the middle of that year, they made their couple debut at the French Open. A month later, they were photographed together again during the Women’s World Cup soccer finals in Paris. This is the second marriage for Robert Kraft and the first marriage for Dr. Dan Blumberg.