Indonesian Celebrity Marries Rich Businessman Just One Week After Meeting on Tinder
It took just seven days for one guy to get an Indonesian celebrity to marry him after being matched on Tinder.
When Indonesian businessman Pablo Putera Benua got himself matched with popular TV host/comedian Rey Utami on the dating app, he did not waste time in trying to capture her heart.
In fact, Indonesia’s modern-day Casanova moved so fast that he was able to convince the celebrity to meet him the very day they connected, according to Jakarta Post.
The first date went really well for the two, and they met again the next day for a second date — this time, at a car dealership. The smitten gentleman purchased a new car (a $28,000 Honda HRV) for the pretty TV presenter.
On the third day, the generous dude was able to top the gesture with an even more expensive gift: a $300,000 watch.
“After our first meet up, he bought me a Honda HRV car on the second day. On the third day, he bought me a Rp 4 billion [US$307,988] watch,” Utami told tribunnews.com.
Not wanting to have his momentum swayed, he went in for the kill the following day:
“On the fourth day, he asked me to marry him. He met my parents on the fifth day, we made preparations for our wedding on the sixth day and on the seventh day, we got married,” she said.
The Tinder couple tied the knot on July 23 2016 in a private wedding attended by 40 people, reported Malaysian Digest.
Netizens were quick to criticize the TV star as soon as news of their marriage broke out in the local press. Social media users accused Utami of marrying her Tinder match simply because of his wealth and expensive gifts.
The newlywed bride has vehemently denied the criticism and was quoted as saying that she married her husband because “he proved to me how much he loves me.”