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Glenn Ong is our Brad Pitt
by SM Ong

'I CAN'T wait to see who Glenn marries next.'

That was what I wrote in a column a week after MediaCorp radio deejay Glenn Ong announced his separation from his second wife, former deejay Jamie Yeo, on Valentine's Day eve. Now, only less than two weeks later, Glenn certainly hasn't disappointed.

My man, whose first wife is deejay Kate Reyes, has declared his love for fellow deejay Jean Danker, who used to date fellow deejay Daniel Ong and Don Richmond, a former deejay.

Don, by the way, is also brother to former deejay Mark Richmond who married and divorced deejay Vernetta Lopez.

Did I hear someone say 'incestuous'?

Come on, it's not like they're related to each other. (Well, except Don and Mark, but let's not go there.)

Jean told The New Paper in 2007 that the deejays tend to pair up with each other because they were 'such a tight-knit family'.

Now that's just wrong. If you're a family, wouldn't that lead to inbreeding?

If that's not alarming enough, Glenn also said in 2007 that having known Jean since she was 16, Jean was like a 'daughter' to him, even though he was only seven years older.

I'm just grateful he didn't go so far as to adopt her. That would just be too Woody Allen.

To be fair, there are numerous other local non-deejay celeb couplings in MediaCorp and no one accuses them of the 'i' word.

Like Fann Wong and Christopher Lee, Evelyn Tan and Darren Lim, Xiang Yun and Edmund Chen, Chen Liping and Rayson Tan, Pierre Png and Andrea De Cruz, Wong Li-lin and Allan Wu, James Lye and Diana Ser - all of whom have acted on local TV.

So why are our actors' love lives so much less interesting than our deejays'?

Because none of the TV people are as prolific and committed a serial celebrity colleague dater as Glenn Ong.

Even Robin Leong only dated Fiona Xie and Jamie Yeo. Glenn topped Robin by actually marrying Jamie.

Glenn is like our Brad Pitt, who also scored a hat-trick by dating Gwyneth Paltrow, marrying Jennifer Aniston and now playing house with Angelina Jolie.

Which means that Kate Reyes is Gwyneth, Jamie is Jennifer and Jean is Angelina.

I have just one question: Does that mean that Daniel Ong or Don Richmond is Billy Bob Thornton?


  • S M Ong writes the weekly Act Blur column in The New Paper on Sunday
readers' comments
Brad Pitt...more like the Pits...of cos if u are talking about Brad Pitt of Morocco..then yes...thats a DONKEY!
Posted by oldkingkong on Mon, 9 Mar 2009 at 13:00 PM
Really??? The woman must be dumb!
Posted by amfreeaccess on Sun, 8 Mar 2009 at 22:32 PM
Excellent article.

I guess with all the woman in the radio has been 'taken' by him, next to watch out for are the male DJs. Good luck guys. You can ran but you can't hide from Glen, the "Serial DJ dater'
Posted by Daniel30 on Sun, 8 Mar 2009 at 22:10 PM

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