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Michelle Yeoh marries ex-Ferrari CEO Jean Todt after almost 20 years of engagement

By John Patrick Magno Ranara Published Jul 28, 2023 8:58 pm

Michelle Yeoh has finally exchanged vows with the love of her life, former Ferrari chief executive officer Jean Todt, after 19 years of being engaged to one another. 

The good news was shared by Brazilian racing driver Felipe Massa as he snapped a picture of the wedding invitation from the happy couple, revealing that the ceremony happened on July 27 in Geneva, Switzerland.

The post also included some scenes from the private event that was attended by the couple's nearest and dearest.

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According to the invitation, Yeoh and Todt, aged 60 and 77 respectively, crossed paths in Shanghai on June 4, 2004 and decided to enter into a romantic relationship.

While couples would commonly wait until after a few years before getting engaged, it seems that Yeoh and Todt were a different case as Todt immediately popped the question to the Academy Award-winning actress on July 26, 2004, just a month after they started dating. 

However, it was not until 19 years later that they officially became husband and wife. 

According to Yeoh, the two of them were quite busy juggling their many commitments and had no time to prepare the ceremony they wanted.

"No time! This year will be very busy. I will probably be doing two to three more movies this year. [The wedding] probably won’t happen this year," she said when pressed for a wedding date by reporters back in 2017, according to Malaysian news site Malay Mail.

Yeoh rose to prominence for her breakout role in the 2022 film Everything Everywhere All at Once, where she became the first Asian to win the Academy Award for Best Actress. Todt is meanwhile known for being the CEO of Ferrari from 2004 to 2008 before becoming the ninth president of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile up until 2021.