In the latest episode of Mediacorp talk show The Inner Circle, the 36-year-old told host Guo Liang that it happened during the Qixi Festival aka Chinese Valentine’s Day, which puts it just a little over a month before their surprise walk down the aisle in September that year.
“He flew from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur to visit me at work,” Joanne recalled. “When we were outside the hotel room, I noticed that he looked a bit nervous and was behaving differently. He was breathing very hard.”
“Suddenly, he took out an enormous bouquet of roses from his suitcase, and I immediately knew what was going on. My memory’s a bit fuzzy here but I remember there were tears, and then he knelt on the floor and proposed to me.”