Actress Michelle Yeoh Announces Divorce with significant other Jean Todt. This is the second divorce for Michelle. Her previous marriage to Hong Kong billionaire entrepreneur Dickson Poon (who owns Harvey Nichols and Charles Jourdan) ended less than 4 years after they tied the knot.
Jean Todt director of the Ferrari F1 team a leading figure in motor racing were engaged in July of 2008. They were together for 4 years prior to publicly announcing their engagement. Their relationship was public and he even earned the title “Dato” (an honorary Malaysian title equivalent to English Knighthood)
SO WHAT CAUSED THE COLLAPSE OF THIS POWER COUPLE?
Michelle Yeoh despite being one of the highest paid actresses in the world has had several ups and downs in her career. Being one of Asia’s most prized action stars has exposed her to a plethora of injuries. Making her switch to some less extensive action movies. Her most recent film “Crazy Rich Asians” is rumored to be part of the reason for their divorce.
The first divorce rumors occurred while filming as they 2 were never seen together during the filming. There were other rumors circulating that Michelle was seen fraternizing with one of her co-stars
DIVORCE DETAILS – HERES WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR:
- Yeoh’s net worth is estimated to be $40 MM USD
- Todt’s net worth is estimated to be $20MM USD
- The couple has no kids and have been together for almost 15 years
- This is Michelles second marriage
- Todt is the President of the FIA (Federation International de L’Automobile at 74 years old (Yeoh is 57)
- They have remained silent about their proceedings, but are going through Council in Malaysia, where their marriage was first recognized
- Their Divorce has only been announced in Feb 2019 so their legal councils have yet to comment
Unfortunately due to the overwhelming negative public response and the fact the couple is still in litigation not much is known yet in the case, meaning the public wont be privy to all the details until after the settlement is completed. Yeoh had declined an interview, but has issued the following statement “We are ending amicably and will continue to be friends throughout the process.”
MORE ABOUT MICHELLE YEOH:
Michelle Yeoh was born in Ipoh in West Malaysia as Yeoh Chu-Kheng on August 6, 1962, to her parents Janet Yeoh and Yeoh Kian Teik, who are of Chinese ethnicity. Michelle, who is also known as the queen of martial arts, had her first passion for dance.
She started the formal training for ballet from the young age of 4. At the age of fifteen, she moved to England to study at London’s Royal Academy of Dance.
However, Michelle suffered a spinal cord injury which shattered her dream of becoming a prima ballerina. Despite the setback, she managed to finish her bachelor’s degree, focusing on choreography and drama.
Yeoh later participated in Miss Malaysia pageant and won the title as well. Additionally, she also won the title of Miss Moomba in 1980’s in Melbourne, Austrailia.
Michelle faced the camera for the first time for a commercial in 1984 with star Jackie Chan. Michelle is best known for her performances in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and her cameo in “Tomorrow Never Dies.”
She was nominated for the BAFTA awards in the category of Best Actress in 2000 for her performance in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” She has also made appearances in “Kung Fu Panda 2”, “The Children of Huang Shi,” “Reign of Assassins,” and many other movies.