Singapore socialite Jamie Chua cried during interview with Indonesian media

Nurul Azliah
Senior Lifestyle Reporter
Singapore socialite Jamie Chua cried during interview with Indonesian media (Photo: ec24m/Instagram)

Singapore socialite Jamie Chua broke into tears during a recent interview with Indonesian media Silet that was posted on YouTube on 30 October. The 44-year-old was spotted crying after addressing the public’s negative views about her in relation to her past marriage.

The former air stewardess is widely known in Singapore for marrying Indonesian tycoon Nurdian Cuaca after three years of being in the airline industry. Chua, who was only 20 years old when she met her then-husband, had two children with Cuaca before they divorced in 2011. Chua made headlines during the divorce after demanding for $450,000 in monthly maintenance fees.

Ever since the high-profile divorce, Chua has been widely known as the Singaporean air-stewardess-turned-socialite who became rich after marrying and splitting from a multi-millionaire. This perception continues to hurt her till today, it seems, as she was crying and being consoled by Indonesian celebrity and new close friend Maia Estianty.

During the interview, which took place in Jakarta, Indonesia, after a birthday celebration for Chua, the socialite had also straighten out the public’s misunderstanding about her life.

Singaporean socialite Jamie Chua cried during an interview with Indonesian media. (Photo: YouTube screenshot)

“They think that it came very easy for me because they don’t know my story. It doesn’t come easy,” she said. “I did not marry into a rich family. When I married my ex-husband, he was not a rich man, he was just an employee. We had to struggle for 10 years before he finally became successful.”

Chua broke into tears after that and was consoled by Maia. According to the report, the couple divorced after her ex-husband had married another woman.

Her newfound friendship with the former member of Indonesian pop duo Ratu sparked from a common past. Maia was well-known in the past for being married to Indonesian rocker Ahmad Dhani. The couple had three children together before they divorced. Ahmad Dhani married singer Mulan Jameela soon after the divorce. Mulan is the other half of pop duo Ratu.

“I know her past story. She went from zero to hero. What happened to her was similar to me. It wasn’t easy for us,” said Maia in Bahasa Indonesia. The both of them shared their stories together when they met in 2016.

According to various Indonesian media reports, the duo are embarking on a beauty business venture together.

Here’s the full interview:

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