Zuckerberg's wife on the hoodies: They're clean

On NBC's "Today" show, Priscilla Chan says her husband's hoodies have improved, but there are places she won't let him wear them.

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Cleanliness is next to Zuckerbergness, says Priscilla Chan. "Today" show screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

One of life's greatest cruelties is to make you fall in love with someone who has poor hygiene.

The result might be a constant bad smell, itching, or merely clothes that bear no trace of Downy.

You can imagine, therefore, that when NBC's "Today" show interviewed Priscilla Chan, wife of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, there would be one area probed: his hoodies.

Few could support their aesthetic merits -- even if so many young boys have tried to copy the look, as Facebook sometimes seems to copy other apps.

However, the "Today" show's Savannah Guthrie got to the heart of the matter.

She asked Chan: "Are you pro-hoodie?"

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There was so much lurking inside that question. Chan, though, addressed the matter head-on. "It's OK," she said.

Then she revealed one thing that everyone wanted to know. Do those things ever get washed? Or is there some form of superstition that keeps him wearing them for days on end until, say, the Facebook stock price goes up?

"He wears a fresh hoodie every day," revealed Chan, to sighs of relief from so many lovers of obsessed engineers.

She added: "He has graduated to a nicer hoodie. The main quality about this hoodie that's nicer is that it's softer, so he's really excited about that."

A man in touch with softness is a rare man.

Chan, though, who admitted to being rather Type A, said she has set hoodie boundaries. "He can't wear it to weddings. And he can't wear it to baby showers," she said.

He can, however, as history has proved, wear it to meet the slightly greasy babies of Wall Street.

Throughout the interview, Chan came across as entirely her own charming being.

However, some might wish to lean into her suggestion that, in her husband's list of priorities, she comes third after Facebook and their dog.

 

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