Friday, March 23, 2007

Michelle Yeoh planning 3 Wedding Banquets

Actress Datuk Michelle Yeoh, 44, who is engaged to Ferrari motor-racing team boss Jean Todt, 61, is planning wedding banquets in Italy, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

Wedding belle-to-be: Yeoh, seen here posing backstage during the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong on Tuesday, said Todt had popped the question but the wedding date hasn’t been set yet.
The former Miss Malaysia announced this as she arrived at the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong on the arm of French film director Luc Besson on Tuesday night, The Straits Times of Singapore reported yesterday.

Sporting a diamond ring on her right ring finger, she told reporters, “Actually, you have seen this ring a few times.”

She said Todt, who is French and has a Ferrari racing manager son, had popped the question and added, “The date hasn’t been set but it should be soon.”

She said she would start preparing for her nuptials after wrapping up Babylon A.D., a Hollywood sci-fi thriller.

This will be her second marriage. Her first, to Hong Kong tycoon Dickson Poon, ended in divorce after three years in 1991.

It was her ex-boyfriend Thomas Chung, a Hong Kong movie producer, who introduced her to Todt in June 2004. Three months later, Todt announced that they were engaged but Yeoh denied it the next day.

Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily said she accepted his proposal just months ago.

In Ipoh, Yeoh’s mother Datin Janet Yeoh said she was in the dark over her daughter’s plan to marry Todt, HAH FOONG LIAN reports.

“Michelle didn’t tell me anything. I don’t know anything about it,” she said when contacted yesterday.

Janet added that her daughter would tell her if she has set the wedding date, and she (the mother) would inform the local media.

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