Romantic story of how Michael Schumacher played cupid with ex-Ferrari boss Jean Todt and Oscar winner wife Michelle Yeoh
FORMULA ONE legend Michael Schumacher blessed fans with some incredible on-track moments throughout his racing career.
But for ex-Ferrari Principal Jean Todt, his most memorable act was helping him land the love of his life – and it came at a Scuderia event in Shanghai almost 20 years ago.
AFPSchumacher and Todt became great friends during their time at Ferrari[/caption]
AlamyThe German played cupid to help Todt in his relationship with Michelle Yeoh[/caption]
In 2004, Todt set his eyes on now-Oscar winner Michelle Yeoh for the first time and instantly fell in love.
But the relationship did not blossom until Schumacher stepped in.
The German played cupid for the pair and offered Todt some important relationship advice.
It’s understood Schumacher offered his pal tips on how better to communicate with Yeoh.
It clearly worked as the happy couple got engaged one year later and have been going strong for almost two decades.
As quoted by German outlet BILD, the former Ferarri boss recently said: “I knew immediately that she was my dream woman, even before I met her.
“It was destiny. She was the woman I had been waiting for.”
Todt’s relationship with Yeoh led to Schumacher becoming close friends with the Malaysian actress.
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The trio have been pictured together at events in the past.
And according to BILD, Todt and Yeoh are among the few people who are aware of the full details of Schumacher’s health following his horrific skiing accident in 2013.
Yeoh made history on Sunday by becoming the first Asian woman to win the award for best actress at the Oscars.
Following his partner’s historic Academy Award win, Todt tweeted: “Moment of pure grace and immense happiness! What a journey! So proud of Michelle who received the Oscar Academy Award of the best actress.”
Yeoh won the award for her performance in Everything Everywhere All at Once.