Michelle Yeoh & Jean Todt: A Proposal 7,000 Days in the Making



by NOUMAN RASOOL

Michelle Yeoh & Jean Todt: A Proposal 7,000 Days in the Making

Iconic Oscar-winner Michelle Yeoh has finally tied the knot with her longtime partner, Jean Todt, in a heartwarming ceremony held in Switzerland. This union comes nearly two decades after the initial proposal from the esteemed French businessman, who once headed Ferrari.

Sharing the news with her fans on Instagram, the 60-year-old Malaysian actress, who recently made history as the first woman of Asian descent to win the Academy Award for best actress, expressed her joy and gratitude. The couple's Instagram post included touching images of their ring exchange and an intimate moment snuggled together on a bed adorned with delicate flower petals.

Additionally, racing driver Felipe Massa, a guest at the wedding, shared a heartfelt message that unveiled the remarkable timeline of their love story. The couple first met in Shanghai on June 4th, 2004, when Jean Todt proposed to Michelle Yeoh on July 26th, 2004.

And now, after 6,992 days, they have finally celebrated their union surrounded by their loving family and friends in Geneva.

Yeoh's Glowing Oscar Triumph

Michelle Yeoh's star has been shining brightly this year, thanks to her exceptional performance in "Everything Everywhere All at Once." The film, a riveting tale about a Chinese immigrant and laundromat owner caught in a multiverse struggle, earned seven out of eleven Oscar nominations, including the prestigious Best Picture award, at the Academy Awards earlier in March.

In her acceptance speech, the 60-year-old actress dedicated the win as a "beacon of hope and possibilities" for all young boys and girls who share her background. Emphasizing her passion for empowering women, she urged them never to let anyone dictate that they are past their prime.

Michelle Yeoh's career boasts an impressive array of roles, particularly in martial arts cinema. Some of her notable credits include starring in Marvel Studio's "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" (2021), the blockbuster hit "Crazy Rich Asians" (2018), and critically acclaimed films like "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" (2008), "Memoirs Of A Geisha" (2005), and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" (2000).

As a wedding tribute, Yeoh playfully shared a fake movie poster featuring herself and Todt. The poster, humorously titled "Love Never Dies," cleverly edited an image from her James Bond film "Tomorrow Never Dies," replacing Pierce Brosnan's face with Todt's, while she confidently rode on the back of the motorcycle.

Jean Todt, an accomplished figure in his own right, gained prominence as a co-driver in the World Rally Championship before becoming the former president of Formula 1's governing body, the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile.

Presently, he serves as the United Nations Secretary General's special envoy for road safety. The joyous occasion of Michelle Yeoh and Jean Todt's wedding marks the beginning of a new chapter in their enduring love story, celebrated by fans and well-wishers worldwide.

As they embark on this new journey together, their impressive careers and shared commitment to various causes ensure they will continue to captivate audiences and leave a positive impact on the world.