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Jamie: We met three weeks ago
by Germaine Lim

CALL it coincidence. Or perfect timing. But once-hot celebrity couple Glenn Ong and Jamie Yeo have moved on at almost the same time.

Uncannily, the 'officially separated' couple started seeing other people about three weeks ago, about the same time that Glenn announced their break-up on radio on 13 Feb.

Jamie, 31, was seen and photographed holding hands with her new squeeze at the Adidas Originals 60th Anniversary House Party last week.

No, it's not PJ Roberts, whom she has been rumoured to be dating. They are co-hosts of the weekly Nokia Football Crazy show on ESPN Star Sports.

The lucky guy is Mr Thorsten Nolte, a 34-year-old Englishman who is chief executive officer of Deploy Digital, a local digital communications company.

The Birmingham University graduate was posted to Singapore about 1 1/2 years ago as the Asia-Pacific managing director of marketing conglomerate MEC Interaction, after starting in digital media about 10 years ago.

Jamie didn't want to give more details about Mr Nolte, but she confirmed that a new romance is blossoming with this 'amazing guy'.

The Stomp Star Blogger who recently wrote about romantic Frenchmen and the more apathetic Singaporean men, told The New Paper: 'I met him three weeks ago. I'm very happy.'

As for her break-up with Glenn, Jamie wanted to put to rest speculation that she was the 'guilty party'.

She said: 'Right from the start, it's always been, 'It must be Jamie. She's seeing someone from work'.

'Just because I'm the girl who wears make-up and all about town, it's natural to assume that I'm the bad one.

'People just have to believe me when I say I'm not seeing anyone from work. So stop taunting my colleagues.'

Meanwhile, Glenn, 38, has found comfort in the arms of a fellow deejay.

He told The New Paper: 'Jean and I are seeing each other. Yes, we are dating exclusively.'

This 'Jean' is none other than Jean Danker, host of Class 95's evening show Cartunes.

And, like Jamie, the couple said they have been dating exclusively for three weeks. Glenn and Jean have been spotted on several occasions at Holland Village after his announcement of his break-up from Jamie on his Class95 Morning Express show.

Glenn clarified that he and his wife of five years had led mostly separate lives since last April despite still living together.

His romance with Jean means he has moved from deejay to deejay to deejay. He was previously married to Lush 99.5FM DJ Kate Reyes. They separated in 2001 and divorced in 2003.

He married Jamie, then a Perfect 10 deejay, in December 2004.

As for the timing, Glenn said: 'People may say it's so soon and Jean's the third party. But there is no such thing as 'the right time'. This is definitely not the rebound that everyone will think it is.

'When Jamie and I first broke up, I actually felt happy being alone. In fact, at that time, I hadn't felt happier than I'd been in the past few years.

'People can say whatever they want. They'll judge anyway. Why should we forgo our happiness because the press just released the news? I hate hiding. I wouldn't be able to live with myself.'

Jean is also prepared for the inevitable criticism from outsiders.

She told The New Paper: 'Those close to me know that I will never come between anyone. Friends know this was not on a whim. It didn't happen overnight. It's appropriate, and it feels very positive.

'I'm fiercely protective of this relationship. I'm not letting others ruin it. What's important to me is that my conscience is clear.'

Jean, 31, had previously dated 987FM deejay Daniel Ong and most recently musician Don Richmond. (See report on page 4.)

Gushing over Glenn

Talking to Jean over the phone, this reporter could almost sense her beaming on the other end.

She said: 'I know! It's so not my style to gush. I'm very quiet about my affection for my partners. There's something about this that's bowling me over.

'In the last year, I've just been enjoying myself and hanging out with lots of people. I told myself, let's just try not to date someone in the industry. We all know it hasn't been a good idea.

'Then Glenn came along, and my resolve weakened. He's what I've always wanted in a guy, and then some more.

'We communicate on a level that's very honest. There are no pretenses. It just feels easy and comfortable. I've never had this with my previous partners.'

A gushing Glenn said: 'I love this woman. She's awesome. If this were a face-to-face interview, I would be doing a Tom Cruise, only I'd be more genuine.'

He was, of course, referring to Cruise's infamous 2005 couch-jumping act on The Oprah Winfrey Show when he professed his love for wife Katie Holmes.

'Jean is very well-liked by everyone. She's just so sweet to everybody. Sweet, simple and nice - just like me.'

Glenn and Jean first met as colleagues at Perfect 10. She was a 16-year-old Ngee Ann Polytechnic student interning at the radio station, now known as 987FM, where Glenn was a deejay.

Jean said: 'I don't think it's ever crossed our minds to go out with each other. We've known each other forever and I've known him my entire working life.

'I honestly think we were meant to get together only now, after whatever that we've gone through. I think there are reasons for us to have been through what we have.'

Glenn added: 'Deep down, I've always felt this connection with Jean, but more as a friend than anything else. I always knew where she was coming from. There was an innate understanding.

'But the time was never right because of our seven-year age difference - Jean was only 16 when I knew her. It would've been inappropriate.'

He even wishes he did not have to go through two marriages before getting together with Jean.

He initiated innocent coffee dates to 'catch up', which evolved into something more romantic.

'Jean and I are very in sync with a lot of things. We've been going out a lot. We do nothing but talk. We've even missed movies to which we'd bought tickets because we spent like six hours talking.

'Maybe I didn't handle things too maturely in the past. Nobody ever suggested we (Glenn and his ex-wives) weren't right for each other. I'm a simple guy - I always think my current relationship must be it.

'I think I've missed out on that mind, body and soul connection. In my past two marriages, there's always an element missing.

'With Jean, I feel that everything's there. I'm very happy. It's like having butterflies in the stomach. And I haven't felt like this before.'

Glenn has also told Jamie the news because 'it's only fair that she's the first to know'.

Jamie confirmed that Glenn called her last week, saying: 'We're still good friends and close enough for him to tell me he's seeing Jean. I'm happy that he's happy. They are very dear friends.'


Jean is confident that won't be any uneasiness when she meets her ex-colleague Jamie.

'I think there will be a natural awkwardness as with ex- and new partners. I don't think it's going to be overwhelming, and I won't be apprehensive. We're bound to meet each other. In fact, I'd want to talk to her.'

Apart from their families and friends, Glenn and Jean have also found support from their Class 95 colleagues.

Glenn said: 'It was especially difficult when we had to tell our boss, Erina (Cook, the station's senior programming director). We weren't sure how she'd react. But I dare say she very nearly shed a tear.'

Known to be a private person when it comes to relationships, Jean is learning to open up about her affections for Glenn.

She chuckled: 'In the past, I preferred keeping these to myself because my previous partners weren't comfortable with expressing them publicly. Glenn's obviously very open about (his feelings). It's time for me to be comfortable with that.'

For now, Glenn and Jean are happy taking things easy, as it's too early to be talking about marriage.

He said: 'I think I've settled too easily and quickly in the past. This time, we're taking it nice and slow. It's important to really know someone well.

'I think we're going to be good for each other. I'm sure we can make each other a better person.'

Jean added: 'All signs are pointing to something really special. My 30s are definitely looking good.'

readers' comments
We the public don't care a Damn Hoot on what they do, or who they are.
Guess they must be losing popularity so they must do something extraordinary so people will notice them.
As far as I am concern I don't care who and what they do! :mad: :eek:
Posted by Zokozoko on Mon, 9 Mar 2009 at 09:21 AM
This is what grace teaching is all about, prosperity and good health nothing about Jesus Love.
Shame to know they had been in NCC for more than 10 years.
What christian value have they learn from the church for these past 10 years, i can only conclude nothing except for going there for good health and prosperity.
I doubt they know 1 Cor 13: 4-8
* 4. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

* 5. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

* 6.Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

* 7. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

* 8. Love never .....
Posted by gaaypo on Mon, 9 Mar 2009 at 08:48 AM
They are both from New Creation Church and if Pastor Joseph Prince could comment on the multiple partner of Glenn & Jamie. I am getting some very wrong signal about marriage within the Christian life style and hearing Glenn on the radio, somebody better cut his tougue out of him before he do much more damges to Jamie and himself.
Posted by lesclara on Mon, 9 Mar 2009 at 07:56 AM
Glen is feeling the guilt over the break-up thus decided to speak out about it. Very woman of him. And for him to say all the things about the reason for the break-up that Jamie is westernized and not Asian enough, I can't help to laugh at him. I mean, if Jamie is so Western, how about him divorcing twice and hooking up with the DJs. The pot calling the kettle black!

Shame on Glen..
Posted by Daniel30 on Sun, 8 Mar 2009 at 22:26 PM
Woah I said Jamie was with Ang Mor and I wasnt wrong, she is confirmed SPG material. Both parties hook up so fast. Just recently divorced.....

Do they know what is love?
Posted by EnigmaE on Sun, 8 Mar 2009 at 21:31 PM
i read in the life sect yesterday.. i think GLEN is damn bitter to air dirty linen in public.. what's up with u dude, that's not very nice lah... pple will end up calling u sore loser!
Posted by oldgrannylies on Sun, 8 Mar 2009 at 21:29 PM
Something happen quite expected. I recalled one of her blog on this topic about end of world. She says that she would sex a lot with glenn till it comes. Damn.....If I am an angmoh, I would also want to grab her if she is available. She is one hot sex kitten that angmoh like to love.
Posted by luffyddragon on Sun, 8 Mar 2009 at 20:11 PM
It's sad to see a divorce in the first place. Then all parties are so laissez faire about it including the new squeezes. What about the sanctity of marriage? If she's the one and you marry her, make it work. Sad as it sounds, but only cowards copped out in such nonviolent situations. I can't believe the press is hyping this whole sXXt..
Posted by lhy77777 on Sun, 8 Mar 2009 at 19:32 PM
She mifgt be dating Godzilla and he might be seeing who CARES, but did not set a high standard for others to follow...
Posted by oldkingkong on Sun, 8 Mar 2009 at 18:29 PM

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