Yeoh and Todt have had a prolonged engagement since meeting for the first time back in 2004, but now they finally got married in an intimate ceremony.
Oscar-winning actress Michelle Yeoh has finally tied the knot with her long-time fiance, the ex-Ferrari CEO Jean Todt. The pair, who have been together for 19 years, have decided to take the next step in their relationship by marrying in an intimate ceremony hosted in Geneva on 27 July 2023, as reported by PEOPLE. "We met in Shanghai on 4th June 2004," a message in the wedding program, shared on Instagram by ex-Ferrari Formula 1 racer Felipe Massa.
"On 26th July 2004, J.T. proposed to marry M.Y. and she said yes," the message at the ceremony continued and it was revealed that Todt and Yeoh got engaged after less than two months of dating. "Today, after 6992 days on 27th July 2023 in Geneva, surrounded by loving family and friends, we are so happy to celebrate this special moment together!" the note concluded. The "Crazy Rich Asians" star shared some snaps from her special day on her Instagram.
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"19 years and yes!! We are married!!" Yeoh captioned the wedding-themed carousel post on her profile. "Thanks to our families who loved us for all these years. We love you and here's to many more to come." The first picture featured Yeoh alongside her 77-year-old husband as they held hands and gazed lovingly at their wedding rings. It must be unusual for fans to watch Yeoh in bridal attire, especially since she had established her illustrious career playing the roles of action heroine.
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However, Yeoh's chic bridal look was completed with a white silk shirt tucked into a high-waisted white tulle skirt with frills instead of going for traditional bridal gowns. Standing by her side, Todt looked dapper, wearing a dark blue suit and patterned tie. Another photo of the couple showed them standing in a room with a few wedding guests next to an ornate table. Yeoh also gave netizens a sneak peek into their wedding night in a picture featuring the newlyweds sitting up in bed with a pair of swan-shaped towels decorated with petals in front of them.
Yeoh also cheekily shared a photoshopped picture of Todt and herself riding a motorcycle labeled 'Love Never Dies.' Todt's face digitally replaced Pierce Brosnan's in the 1997 James Bond film "Tomorrow Never Dies," in which Yeoh starred. It served as a sweet nod to their prolonged engagement and undying love for one another. The Malaysian-born Yeoh had become the first Asian woman in the history of cinema to bag the Best Actress Oscar in March 2023 for "Everything Everywhere All At Once." Film aficionados have followed her career through several decades as well.
However, fans might not know much about her husband, Todt. According to PEOPLE, the 77-year-old Frenchman has a long history of motorsport involvement. He started his racing career as a co-driver in 1966 and went on to win the World Rally Championship in 1981. Despite retiring as a co-driver, he took responsibilities as the Director of Racing for Peugeot, where he stayed until 1993.
Later, Todt was recruited by Scuderia Ferrari before eventually serving as the CEO of Ferrari from 2004 to 2008. Media has paid witness to the couple's nearly two-decade-long relationship as Todt continued to escort Yeoh on several red carpet events and Yeoh was spotted in the stands at multiple motor racing events, including the recent British Grand Prix.