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Jamie Yeo and Glenn Ong have split

STOMP star blogger Jamie Yeo, 32, and her husband, radio deejay Glenn Ong, 38, have announced that they are getting a divorce.

Glenn, who hosts a morning radio programme on Class 95, had announced on-air this morning that he and Jamie "were no longer together".

According to The Straits Times, there had been rumours for the past few weeks that their marriage was on the rocks and they were spotted at a recent event arriving and sitting separately.
A spokesman for MediaCorp Radio says: 'Glenn Ong and Jamie Yeo have officially filed for separation and have been living apart for a while. Their marriage broke down simply due to the couple having grown apart in recent years because of their careers and individual differences.
'The decision was a mutual one and thus the parting was amicable. They remain good friends, are still talking and continue to have the utmost respect for each other. This is naturally a difficult time for the couple and they have requested to be left alone unequivocally.'
But in a recent entry dated Jan 29 on her personal blog, Jamie, who is also an ESPN sports presenter, wrote: 'I was glad to be done with 2008 honestly. The year was great work-wise but not so on a personal level. I'm only finally admitting this because the year's done and dusted, and I know 2009 will be liberating, to say the least.'

The couple have no children, but they own a dog, a Jack Russell terrier named Fudgie.

Second divorce

This will be the second divorce for Glenn, who married Kate Reyes, a deejay from the same station in 2000. They divorced in 2003.

Jamie was widely-rumoured to be the cause of the split, which she has denied. According to a report in Wanbao, the couple first started dating in 2001.

After Glenn's divorce, he and Jamie were married in Dec 2004 at the New Creation Church.

The couple, who are known to embrace publicity, have often been spotted at media events together, openly displaying their affection for each other.

A shock

The news came as a shock to many.

One of them was Jamie's ex-colleague, Robin Leong.

Robin, who was briefly linked to Jamie in the past, expressed his surprise at the news.

He said he always thought they were "very loving". He also said he still kept in touch with Jamie, "once in a while".




readers' comments

I agree with your view.
PMETS face the greater threat of losing their jobs, especially those in their 40's. I have recently lost my job and decided to set-up company offering IT and consultancy services. There are lots of experienced profesional people with tons of valuable experience from their years of work, who are sidelined by the current situation, and more so, by the employers who fail to see their value.
I think we can set-up a network/group to support each other. Please send me your email and interest/skillset. Perhaps we can group/organize ourselves by leveraging on our own expertise, and making a viable business out of this.
My email is [email protected].

Good Luck
Posted by experiencewarrior on Sun, 19 Apr 2009 at 14:46 PM

Do you have part-time jobs for budding entrepreneuers?

This helps put food on the table during the initial phase of business.

I believe this is a concern for many and preventing people from taking the first step towards their dream as cost of living is very high here.
Posted by zest2zeal on Fri, 13 Mar 2009 at 22:32 PM
I have received encouraging responses from enterprising individuals who have indicated their interest in exploring business opportunities together. However, not everyone can make it at the proposed date...

Please email direct to me regarding business opportunities and ventures!

[email protected]

zest2zeal - Do something you are passionate about and you will discover your strengths and achieve excellence...
Posted by zest2zeal on Fri, 13 Mar 2009 at 22:11 PM
Sorry, another point: my theory is simple-- in the current business climate companies are desperately trying to cut costs, and often it leads to cutting headcounts. But cutting headcounts means a compromise in productive and operational capabilities, and that is where outsourcing can come in and fill the vacancies. Hope this helps.
Posted by PeranakanDude on Wed, 11 Mar 2009 at 16:07 PM
Actually, not to sell ko yok, but coincidentally I am thinking of setting up a business consultancy service that seeks to bring together people from various professional backgrounds. I have some ideas on how to do this, and would be interested in joining the meeting this Saturday to share with you what I was planning to do, and lets see if we can work something from there.

Cheers! :D
Posted by PeranakanDude on Wed, 11 Mar 2009 at 15:59 PM
This is a good idea, really, for all PMETs to come together and start a business.

Actually, moving forward, businesses will go back to the outsourcing model again. There was a trend back in the early 1990s for outsourcing, then some wise guy showed companies how to vertically integrate processes without incurring higher costs thanks to other trends called Six Sigma and what not, and then with this crisis, many companies will be looking at breaking up their processes into smaller chunks and outsourcing again to reduce risks and costs.

Case in point: Benetton. All its operations except merchandising and procurement are totally outsourced and that helped turn the company around.

And if you guys are seeking to build a business as a group, I would recommend coming together collectively as business management consultants, given how vague this term is that .....
Posted by PeranakanDude on Wed, 11 Mar 2009 at 15:54 PM
Hi! If you are serious about doing this please drop me a message ASAP confirming this Saturdays meeting (28 Feb). Time 11am-1pm in a downtown mall (not fixed yet)..

What is the risk?

Worst case is that no viable business comes out of this.. Then you get to know some new people and might help in your business or job!

Only need to take about 2hrs of your time and your brain :)
Posted by zest2zeal on Wed, 25 Feb 2009 at 10:14 AM
Yes, let's meet up. Plan for next job as MPs when election come up. This is an honest job which pay well and you get to hob nob with politicians and travel to other countries.
Posted by toolangpah on Mon, 23 Feb 2009 at 16:46 PM
Hi fellow entrepreneuer aspirants,

Please suggest where should we meet next Saturday..
Posted by zest2zeal on Sun, 22 Feb 2009 at 17:55 PM
We have got more than 10 people already!

It's time to be proactive and take more control of our lives. Your future lies in your own hands..
Posted by zest2zeal on Thu, 19 Feb 2009 at 16:09 PM

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