Jaclyn Victor has found a new romantic interest, 7 months after her divorce came to light at the start of the year.
The original Malaysian Idol broke the news during the launch of her co-owned restaurant B.A.T.S in Bangsar yesterday (Tuesday, 7th July).
So who exactly is the new man in Jac’s life? The 41-year-old singer prefers to keep his name and profession private for now, given that he’s not in the entertainment industry. But she did reveal that her boyfriend has got the thumbs up from her 2 children – Jonah Joshiah and Molly Marguerite Rivera.
“Moving on (on from my divorce) meant my children became my main focus and my everything. I never thought I would be able to meet somebody who would accept me for who I am and my children as well, but I did meet somebody. I’m very blessed because he’s a good person and he looks after my kids as if they are his own,” Jac said.
The relationship may still be in its early stages but Jaclyn’s son and daughter not only adore her partner, but are already calling him “Papa”. She added, “Sometimes you meet someone who you feel like you’ve already known for a long time. I never planned on meeting someone and I never went out to find a partner. When you try too hard, you might end up with someone whom you’re not well-matched with.”
It also helped that their romance was organic and developed naturally. Surprisingly, the new boyfriend wasn’t even aware of Jac’s celebrity status in Malaysia. It was reassuring knowing that he wasn’t after her fame and just wanted to know her for who she is.
Jaclyn and ex-husband Shawn Rivera tied the knot in 2014. Shawn posted a lengthy statement in January, detailing about their painful decision to part ways.
We’re glad that Jac is now in a much happier place in life. 😉