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Glenn Ong surprised by Jamie Yeo’s public apology for their marriage breakdown

SINGAPORE — Media personality Jamie Yeo recently made a very public apology, taking full blame for the break up of her marriage to former Class 95FM deejay Glenn Ong.

Gold 90.5FM DJ Jamie Yeo. Photo: MediaCorp

Gold 90.5FM DJ Jamie Yeo. Photo: MediaCorp

SINGAPORE — Media personality Jamie Yeo recently made a very public apology, taking full blame for the break up of her marriage to former Class 95FM deejay Glenn Ong.

Yeo returned to MediaCorp radio this month after a long hiatus from radio and will helm the afternoon show on Gold 90.5FM – timed just after her first ex-husband, Ong, left the company in January.

“Let’s not pretend that things won’t get awkward if I were to return when he’s still here,” she said, admitting in an interview with 8Days that “things would be awkward”.

But her surprising confession that followed is what set tongues wagging.

Yeo said: “I don’t think I’ve said it before, but our break-up was my fault and I’m really sorry for it. You can put that down on record.

“That’s why I’ve stayed away out of respect for him all these years, even though I could have returned many times,” Yeo added.

Responding to the surprise admission in an interview with The New Paper, Ong said: “Why would she do something as crazy as that? I’m surprised.”

Nonetheless, Ong said it was “big of her”. He recalled bearing the brunt of the blame for the split for years, “with netizens calling me a jerk and saying I had cheated on her and was the cause of it all”.

Ong’s fiancee is Class95FM’s Jean Danker, who also hosts Channel 5’s The 5 Search.

Yeo also revealed that she’s been seperated from second husband of four years, communications agency boss Thorsten Nolte, for the past 10 months. They have a four-year-old daughter, Alysia.

She said that despite marriage counselling and visits to a psychologist, she and her Nolte had “exhausted all options” and decided to separate. They “made the decision together” after seeing how much unhappiness it was causing their daughter.

“There were some deep-seated problems that stemmed from our inherent personality differences,” she said.

“I was under so much pressure and I was crying so much that I had problems sleeping. I did everything I could to save [our marriage], but I’m sad to say that getting a divorce was our best option,” she added.

“I wish I could have been a good example to all the girls and women out there, but I just couldn’t. I have to think for my daughter and I have to be happy.”

 

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