July 29, 2023

Celebrity

Michelle Yeoh brings Oscar statuette to wedding with Jean Todt

Michelle Yeoh and Jean Todt married after long-time engagement of 19 years

By Ellen James July 29, 2023
Michelle Yeoh brings Oscar statuette to wedding with Jean Todt
Michelle Yeoh brings Oscar statuette to wedding with Jean Todt

Michelle Yeoh and Jean Todt are finally married.

The 13.5-inch gold-plated statuette that Michelle Yeoh won at the 95th Academy Awards back in March served as her "something new" when she wed her longtime lover Jean Todt last week.

Following a 19-year engagement, the Oscar-winning actress, 60, wed former Ferrari CEO Todt, 77, in Geneva, Switzerland, on July 26.

Yeoh became the first Malaysian actress to win Best Actress at the Golden Globes and Oscars for her work in the popular sci-fi comedy Everything Everywhere All At Once. She is said to refer to the statuette as Mr. O.

Grand Prix champion and wedding guest Felipe Massa posted a number of selfies with Todt and Yeoh, who are proudly carrying the statuette, on Instagram.

Massa also posted images of Yeoh and Todt's wedding program, which included information about the "6,992 days" they were engaged before being married.

It read: “We met in Shanghai on 4 June 2004. On 26 July 2004, JT (Jean Todt) proposed to marry MY (Michelle Yeoh) and she said yes!

“Today after 6,992 days on 27 July 2023 in Geneva, surrounded by loving family and friends, we are so happy to celebrate this special moment together!”

Yeoh can be seen in two distinct costumes in the pictures. A champagne-coloured Schiaparelli dress featured a satin corset with decoration on the front, while the other wedding ensemble included a white silk button-up shirt with a tiered lace skirt.

Yeoh's fans branded her "iconic" and complimented her for carrying on with the celebration of her Oscar victory.

One fan said, "She truly won in 2023," referring to Yeoh's marriage and Oscar victory occurring in the same year.

“It only took 19 years and an OSCAR,” commented one fan, as another added on social media, “She wanted to focus on her career and he respected that. Good for them!”

“Our girl was busy being engaged to that Oscar,” joked another.

Massa, the Brazilian racecar driver, captioned his post, “Happy marriage Jean Todt and Michelle Yeoh, love you so much.”