Sheryl Sandberg Reportedly Dating Video Game Billionaire Bobby Kotick

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Sheryl Sandberg Reportedly Dating Multi-Billionaire Bobby Kotick


It appears Sheryl Sandberg is back on the dating scene.

The Facebook chief operating officer is dating Activision Blizzard video games billionaire Bobby Kotick, according to Page Six, her first reported boyfriend since the tragic death of her husband last May. Sandberg, 46, and Kotick, 53, have reportedly been friends for years, before their friendship recently turned romantic.

Sandberg and Kotick were spotted together at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, although they didn't pose together. Check out Sandberg with producer Brian Grazer, as Kotick looks over Grazer's shoulder.

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On Wednesday, the two were also snapped boarding a private jet together, both looking comfy in sweats.

Kotick currently serves as president and CEO of Activision Blizzard, a video game publishing company that owns hugely successful titles such as Call of Duty, Candy Crush, War of Warcraft, and Guitar Hero.

Sandberg's late husband, Dave Goldberg, died suddenly last May while the couple was vacationing in Mexico. Goldberg suffered a head trauma after falling from a treadmill, and was just 47 years old. The two had been married for 11 years, and had two children together.

Last June, Sandberg wrote a heartbreaking essay about her loss a month after Goldberg's death, which she shared on Facebook.

"I think when tragedy occurs, it presents a choice," she wrote. "You can give in to the void, the emptiness that fills your heart, your lungs, constricts your ability to think or even breathe. Or you can try to find meaning. These past thirty days, I have spent many of my moments lost in that void. And I know that many future moments will be consumed by the vast emptiness as well."

"But when I can, I want to choose life and meaning," she added.

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In December, the Lean In author revealed how she has begun to heal over time, penning another emotional essay.

"When I first lost Dave, I felt overwhelmed with just getting through each day," Sandberg wrote. "My friend [Adam Grant] suggested that every night before bed, I write down three things I did well that day. I tried to do this, although some days I had such a hard time thinking of anything I did well, that I'd end up listing 'Made a cup of tea.' But over time, focusing on things I'd done well helped me rebuild my confidence. Even if it was small, I could record something positive each day."

Sandberg said her New Year's resolution for 2016 was to continue this habit of recording three joyful, positive moments every single day.

"I want to choose life and meaning over death and tragedy," she wrote. "So I will try to focus on finding joy in the mundane and the profound -- joy in the small things that make my children smile, joy in the moments of friendship that might otherwise pass by unnoticed, joy in the ability to appreciate the gift of life in a way I never did before."

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is interviewed by Megyn Kelly, during a segment of her Fox News Channel “The Kelly File,” program, in New York, Thursday, March 5, 2015. Sandberg has enlisted NBA stars LeBron James, Stephen Curry and some of the basketball league's other top players to convince more men to join the fight for women's rights at home and at work. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook Inc., left, and her husband David 'Dave' Goldberg, chief executive officer of SurveyMonkey, arrive to a morning session at the Sun Valley Lodge during the Allen & Co. Media and Technology Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, U.S., on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Technology companies from Silicon Valley are expected to take center stage at this year's Allen & Co.'s Sun Valley conference as tech and media converge. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images
DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 05: In this handout image supplied by Sportsfile, Dave Goldberg, CEO of Survey Monkey, speaks on the centre stage during Day 2 of the 2014 Web Summit at the RDS on November 5, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE via Getty Images)
Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook Inc., left, walks with her husband David 'Dave' Goldberg, chief executive officer of SurveyMonkey.com LLC, as they arrive at the Sun Valley Lodge ahead of the Allen & Co. Media and Technology Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, U.S., on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Billionaires, chief executive officers, and leaders from the technology, media, and finance industries will gather this week at the Idaho mountain resort conference hosted by investment banking firm Allen & Co. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images
MUNICH, GERMANY - JANUARY 23: Dave Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey, speaks during the Digital Life Design conference (DLD) at HVB Forum on January 23, 2012 in Munich, Germany. DLD (Digital - Life - Design) is a global conference network on innovation, digital, science and culture which connects business, creative and social leaders, opinion-formers and investors for crossover conversation and inspiration. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
SUN VALLEY, ID - JULY 09: Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer (COO) of Facebook, and her husband David Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey, attend the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on July 9, 2014 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Many of the worlds wealthiest and most powerful businessmen from media, finance, and technology attend the annual week-long conference which is in its 32nd year. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
SUN VALLEY, ID - JULY 08: Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Facebook, and her husband David Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey, arrive for the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on July 8, 2014 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Many of the worlds wealthiest and most powerful businessmen from media, finance, and technology attend the annual week-long conference which is in its 32nd year. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
SUN VALLEY, ID - JULY 10: Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, and her husband David Goldberg arrive for morning session of the Allen & Co. annual conference at the Sun Valley Resort on July 10, 2013 in Sun Valley, Idaho. The resort is hosting corporate leaders for the 31st annual Allen & Co. media and technology conference where some of the wealthiest and most powerful executives in media, finance, politics and tech gather for weeklong meetings. Past attendees included Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
MENLO PARK, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg speaks during a Safer Internet Day event at Facebook headquarters on February 10, 2015 in Menlo Park, California. California Attorney General Kamala Harris delivered the keynote speech at a Safer Internet Day event that is designed to promote safe, effective use of the internet and mobile technology. Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over 100 countries on the the second Tuesday in February. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SUN VALLEY, ID - JULY 09: JULY 10: Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, and her husband David Goldberg arrives for the Allen & Co. annual conference on July 9, 2013 in Sun Valley, Idaho. The resort will host corporate leaders for the 31th annual Allen & Co. media and technology conference where some of the wealthiest and most powerful executives in media, finance, politics and tech gather for weeklong meetings which begins Tuesday. Past attendees included Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
FILE - This Jan. 15, 2013 file photo shows Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. “Lean In” is now in its 15th printing and has sold 600,000 copies just three months after publication, Bogaards said Thursday, June 6. Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, has been encouraging a national conversation on how women can advance in their careers. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, file)
Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, left, and Dave Goldberg, CEO of Survey Monkey, arrive at the Sun Valley Inn for the 2011 Allen and Co. Sun Valley Conference, Wednesday, July 6, 2011, in Sun Valley, Idaho (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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