Above: Jimmy Lin and Kelly Chen with their son in their destination wedding in Thailand.
On July 30, 38-year-old Taiwanese singer/actor Jimmy Lin (林志穎) and his 28-year-old model girlfriend Kelly Chen (陳若儀) held their wedding reception in Thailand. Although the two registered their marriage in 2009 and already have a four-year-old son, they held out on the actual reception until this year. The wedding took place on a beach in Thailand, with fifty of their friends and relatives present to witness the joyous occasion.
Jimmy reflected on the changes he has gone through over the years, and his appreciation for his wife and son. “From initially facing the love relationship to my current family life, I have changed from my original silence to a person who is willing to express and share. Starting today, as a husband and a father, I must strive to take on more responsibility,” Jimmy wrote earlier on his Weibo.
Originally, Jimmy had planned to invite Taiwanese entertainer Show Luo (羅志祥), Singaporean singer JJ Lin (林俊傑), and Hong Kong actor Wallace Chung (鍾漢良) to be his groomsmen. Because the date of the wedding was determined too late, however, Show was already booked with work that day and JJ was unable to attend because his grandmother had recently passed away.
Despite this unfortunate turn of events, the wedding was still quite spectacular and eye-catching. Jimmy’s son Kimi served as the page boy, whereas the flower girls were Jimmy’s elder brother’s daughter and Malaysian singer Gary Cao’s (曹格) daughter. Characterized by a mix of Western and Thai wedding styles, the picture-perfect reception cost about 3 million TWD. Jimmy and Kelly rode on horseback on the beach, and they kissed under the fireworks as the memorable evening drew to a close.
Several of Jimmy’s good friends in the entertainment industry filmed a short video to congratulate the newlyweds. Taiwanese singers Richie Ren (任賢齊) and A-Mei Chang (張惠妹) both jokingly encouraged him to have more children, so that his and Kelly’s excellent physical genes could be preserved, and Gary Cao said he could be Jimmy’s marriage consultant. JJ Lin apologized for being unable to attend and said he would work hard to become a husband as well. Show Luo, the other would-be best man, showed up in the video in traditional bridegroom clothing in order to wish Jimmy the best.
This article is written by Joanna for JayneStars.com.