Bye, Boanne. Hello, Joyu

Bye, Boanne. Hello, Joyu
Actor Qi Yuwu and actress Joanne Peh at the Star Awards held at Suntec in April 2014.

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SINGAPORE - Okay, I surrender. I admit it. I was wrong.

In April last year, I wrote a column called "So is Joanne Peh really going out with Qi Yuwu?"

This week, should my column be called "So did Joanne Peh really marry Qi Yuwu?"

Because apparently, TV stars Peh and Qi got married on Sentosa in front of the Merlion statue last week and celebrity stylist David Gan posted a picture of the ceremony on Instagram with the caption in Chinese: "My other daughter is married."

Wait, what? Gan has daughters? Who knew he had children in the first place? Who's the mother?

The shocked expression on the Merlion's face pretty much reflected how everyone felt about the news.

Many were also surprised by Peh and Qi getting married.

Actress Pan Lingling said it best: "Really!"

The quiet quickie wedding of Peh and Qi has been compared to that of US movie stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie whose secret nuptials last month also took everyone by surprise. (If only Gan was there to Instagram that.)

But then Brangelina have been a couple since 2005 and have 500 children together.

On the other hand, Peh and Qi - let's call them Joyu for short - have been dating only since last year.

Before that, many expected Peh to marry Bobby Tonelli, whom she dated for four years. Let's call them Boanne (rather than Jobby) for short.

As someone tweeted: "Wait, I always think that Joanne Peh is still with Bobby Tonelli and then suddenly she is married to Qi Yuwu already?"

I know the feeling.

I, too, have trouble getting over Boanne even though Tonelli has moved on and now has an Indonesian Muslim girlfriend.

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