Scott Hunter Malamut and Dr. Thomas Howe McConville met in January 2006 as members of the same fraternity at Cornell University.
Mr. Malamut, 35, who holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and is the chief executive officer, said: “Thomas and I are one of 45 sworn brothers, and out of 30 living in a twin house. , where we hung out a lot. in real estate investor relations and business development at Blackstone Group, a private equity firm in New York
While living together, Dr McConville, also 35, said that “we got to know each other a lot and we became really close friends”.
On what drew him to Dr. McConville, Mr. Malamut said, “In Thomas, I found someone who was extremely funny and witty. But no matter how messy he is, he is always oriented. ”
Dr. McConville described Mr. Malamut as a man of good character. “Everybody loved Scott, he was always the life of the party,” said Dr. McConville, who graduated with honors, received a medical degree from Columbia University, and is now an assistant professor of medicine at China Columbia University Irving Medical Center. division of infectious diseases. He is also the winner of the 2015 New Jersey Marathon and the 2016 Delaware Marathon.
Before long, their friendship developed into something more romantic. Dr. McConville said: “By April 2007, we were dating. He is a senior, Mr. Malamut is a sophomore and they no longer live together. But they haven’t made their relationship public, and it won’t be until “about two years after we graduate,” Dr. McConville said.
Mr. Malamut, who grew up in Linwood, NJ, and Dr. McConville, who grew up in Pound Ridge, NY, explain their choice not to go public with their romance right away by citing recent history. “This was 2007, before Barack Obama was elected, he and Hillary Clinton were competing for the nomination and neither of them were in favor of same-sex marriage,” Malamut said.
They moved in together, into a Manhattan apartment, in June 2009. About three years later, in May 2012, they were ready to go public with their relationship, which Dr. McConville said “every day,” said Dr. McConville. the better.”
“By waiting a few years, by the time we finally launched, everyone was cool with it,” said Dr. McConville. “I’m not sure if some of our friends have figured that out yet.”
The couple decided to start planning their wedding while traveling to the Atacama desert in Chile in January 2019, where they had what Mr Malamut called a “very anti-climbing” engagement. “. They originally set the date May 2020, but pandemic caused by corona virus causing them to postpone – twice.
After rescheduling for April 2021, they postponed the date to December 31, 2021, when they finally held their wedding at the Basilica Hudson, an event space in Hudson, NY by Stuart Chernoff, who was ordained through the Church of the Spiritual Humanities, was celebrated in front of four guests. , all have been vaccinated. They include Dr. McConville’s parents, Mary R. McConville and Paul D. McConville of Pound Ridge, NY, and his mother and stepfather Malamut, Renee Kelleher and Mark Kelleher of Egg Harbor Township, NJ (His father, William Malamut, who was a member of the same Cornell fraternity as the groomsmen, has died.)
“What Thomas brings to this relationship is the impetus to keep things moving forward,” Mr. Malamut said a week after the wedding. “He works incredibly hard and is extremely goal-oriented.”
When asked what Dr. McConville felt the new husband’s best qualities were, he said without hesitation: “He’s the only person in the world who would cooperate with me.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/14/style/scott-malamut-thomas-mcconville-wedding.html For two brothers fraternity, an even stronger bond