“The Flash” star Grant Gustin and Andrea “LA” Thoma Gustin tied the knot in December last year.
Thoma, who recently turned 31 this month, took to Instagram to reflect on what the past year has meant to her and the life changes she’s experienced with Gustin. Naturally, one of the highlights was their traditional wedding in Sabah, Malaysia.
As you may know, Thoma is half-Kadazan. Her mum Judy is a Kadazan and a native of Borneo Island. Did you know that the physical therapist is also a multi-linguist? Besides English, she can also converse in basic Kadazan and Malay language.
There’s not much information about Gustin and Thoma met but we do know that they were dating for a year before stepping up their romance. The lovebirds got engaged in April 2017 and got married more than a year later.
In her lengthy post, Thoma wrote:
“As I enter another lap around the sun, I can’t help but reminisce on all the amazing life changes that have happened over the last couple years. I am so honoured to share an incredible experience Grant and I had in our marriage journey.
We were able to honour my Kadazan tribal ancestors through a traditional wedding ceremony called Miohon Pinisi. It was such a gift to be able to celebrate and connect to my mothers cultural heritage that welcomed Grant with open arms.
We recognise how lucky we are to be part of this ancestral line, and it is so important to us to keep these traditions as part of our life and to continue to pass it down to future generations.”
“Thank you to my Nenek (grandma) and Datuk (grandpa, may he Rest In Peace) for always opening their home to anyone and everyone who has ever needed a roof over their head. Thank you to the Majalap’s and crew for always knowing how to throw a good party and working tirelessly to make this ceremony happen. Thank you to the Bobohizan (shaman) and crew who performed this beautiful ceremony.
And finally thank you to my husband, who stepped wayyy out of his comfort zone, into a new country and my small army of a family, and opened his heart to becoming part of our tribe. Sharing that experience with you was a priceless gift I will forever be thankful for.”
Thoma also uploaded a 5-minute long video of her trip in Sabah, which you can watch below:
Congrats to the couple ;)
Images taken from Thoma and Kota Kinabalu-based photographer Yusuf Ahmad.