We’re not sure if Michelle Yeoh had something new or something blue at her wedding to Jean Todt in Geneva on Thursday, but she definitely had something gold.
News of the Academy Award-winning actress’s wedding to the former Ferrari CEO and International Automobile Federation president — after a 19-year engagement — broke early Friday, courtesy of photos posted on Instagram by guest Felipe Massa. The ex-Ferrari Formula 1 driver wished the couple a “happy marriage” and shared snapshots of the ceremony, program (which noted the couple had a 6,992 day engagement) and reception.
Among the party pix were three different shots in which Yeoh’s Oscar for Best Actress in Everything Everywhere All at Once, won earlier this year, made a cameo. Massa held it in one photo with the newlyweds as well as in a solo shot of himself with the bride. In another picture, the couple posed by their cake — and the Oscar was on the table next to the dessert. Pretty impressive wedding decoration, right?
It’s not like the Oscar had far to travel. It appears Yeoh, 60, and Todt, 77, married at their home in Geneva. So it was easy for the gold guy to be grabbed and brought in as an extra “witness” to the couple’s vows.
The couple showed off their 18th-century Geneva mansion to the Financial Times in 2019. In that interview, they talked about meeting at a Ferrari event in June 2004. “We’re like a fairytale,” Todt gushed. Yeoh said her favorite thing in their home was … Todt.
As for why it took so long to get hitched — especially when he proposed weeks after they met nearly two decades ago— a source told Us Weekly in June that they “got engaged very quickly, but when they started planning a wedding, no dates worked because they both were so busy with their careers.” They felt “secure” in the relationship and that felt their commitment was enough, but did “to joke with friends that they’re going to elope at any moment.”
The Malaysian actress, also known for roles in Crazy Rich Asians, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and the Bond flick Tomorrow Never Dies, won big at the Academy Awards in March. She became the first Asian to win the award — and the first Malaysian to win an Oscar in any category.
Before the Oscar landed in her Switzerland home, it did travel to Malaysia so her mother — who she dedicated the award to — could get her hands on it.
Yeoh had been in production on the film adaptation of Wicked in London. However, filming was halted earlier this month due to the SAG-AFTRA strike. Director Jon M. Chu said they were nearly done making the two-part movie musical in the U.K. when they had to hit pause. A pause that ended up being great to squeeze in a long-awaited wedding.