Olympic medalist Tan Wee Kiong has tied the knot!
The 27-year-old shuttler registered his marriage with his longtime girlfriend (now wife), 28-year-old beautician Chia Shi Leng, yesterday (Wednesday, 12th October) in a private ceremony attended by family and close friends.
After being in a relationship for 6 years, Tan proposed to Chia in May, and the couple decided on their wedding registration date even before the Olympics. He further explained that the date does not hold any significant meaning, and he just wanted this special day to be witnessed by his loved ones.
He kept a low profile, and the public did not find out about the registration until a photo of the couple surfaced on social media. None of the media outlets were invited to the ceremony too.
The couple has not decided on a date for their wedding dinner as Tan is always travelling for tournaments.
“I’ve known her since we began playing badminton together in Johor, but became close 7 years ago. I’m also focused on training, but she has been faithful, supportive and accommodating. So, I will be more than motivated to do well at the Denmark Open. A good showing will surely make her happy,” said Tan of his spouse.
Well, so how does Tan feels about bidding farewell to his bachelor life? “Of course, I’m happy!” he exclaimed.
Tan gained mainstream fame when he and his partner Goh V Shem broke into the finals for the badminton men’s doubles match at the recently concluded Rio Olympics. He also attracted attention for his boyish good looks.
He is currently focusing on his next tournament, the Denmark Open in Odense from 18th to 23rd October. The Tan – Goh pair is currently ranked Number 7 in the world rankings.
Congrats you two! We hope you have a happy life ahead of you :)