Wendy Jacobs is now Singaporean
SINGAPORE — Wendy Jacobs, former model and wife of Singapore’s football legend Fandi Ahmad, has taken up Singapore citizenship.
South Africa-born Jacobs, 46, married Fandi in 1996. She has lived in Singapore for 24 years and has five children with Fandi.
The news was revealed by Dr Intan Azura Mokhtar, member of parliament for the Jalan Kayu ward in Ang Mo Kio. The MP and grassroots adviser for Ang Mo Kio GRC presented certificates of citizenship on Sunday (12 January) to 200 residents at a Citizenship Ceremony for Ang Mo Kio GRC and Sengkang West SMC.
In a Facebook post on Thursday (16 Jan), Intan wrote, “I am glad Ms Wendy decided to take up Singapore citizenship. She has contributed much to Singapore, not just as a wife and mother, but also through her past work in the modelling and entertainment industry, stints as emcee and host for events, as well as teaching personal and corporate gourmet etiquette at ITE College Central for a period of time.
“She also shared with me that her third son, Ilhan, is currently doing his National Service, just as his two older brothers, Irfan and Ikhsan, did before they embarked on their respective professional football careers.
“A warm welcome to our new citizens, many of whom have worked and lived in Singapore for many years, married to our fellow Singaporeans and have Singaporean children, and already naturalised, just like Ms Wendy Jacobs.”
Jacobs has four sons and one daughter with 57-year-old Fandi. Her three older children, Irfan, Ikhsan and Ilhan, followed in Fandi’s footsteps and are professional footballers. Irfan and Ikhsan play for the national senior team, while Ilhan plays for the Young Lions. Fandi is currently the Head of Elite Youth for the Football Association of Singapore.