Bobby Tonelli gushes about new girlfriend, says he's totally over Joanne Peh

13 January 2014 / 2 years 9 months ago

Bobby Tonelli admitted he had a rough time during his much publicised break-up with Joanne Peh last year.

But the American man of Italian descent is thankful that he is now in a happy place, reports The New Paper. 

The 38-year-old FLY entertainment artist has found someone with whom he sees a future. Tonelli, who has been seeing a Singapore- based Indonesian woman since May.

He said: "My girlfriend, as cheesy as it sounds, makes me want to be a better man. What I'm focusing on now is having a family of my own - get married, be a dad, have two kids. I am totally over Joanne."

When asked how he felt about Peh declaring to the local media that her current beau Qi Yuwu was The One, Tonelli said he "hopes that's the case".

"I've moved on and am ready to let go," he said. "I wish Joanne all the best and if Qi Yuwu makes her happy, then that's great."

Tonelli said his girlfriend, who is also 38 years old, is about 1.65m tall, slim, fair-skinned and has long hair.

She is in the jewellery business here. He wants to shield her from the limelight, so he kept mum about her name.

But things are serious. A few months ago, he flew with her to Jakarta to meet her parents.

"When I first met them, I greeted them in Bahasa Indonesia because I wanted to show them that I respected their culture," said Tonelli, who tried to pick up the language.

"This is the first time I'm learning a new language for someone else.

The couple plan to fly to Las Vegas later this year to meet Tonelli's family.

They met through mutual friends last year and clicked immediately.

He said: "She's a very sweet, pretty girl and all my friends like her. I'm not at the age to be messing around and I feel very strongly about her."

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