BET­TER TO­GETHER

Fly En­ter­tain­ment artiste Amy J Cheng, mar­ried to R. Chan­dran, founder and direc­tor of Act 3 The­atrics, shares tips for a happy, last­ing re­la­tion­ship.

Herworld Brides (Singapore) - - Relationships - By FELI­CIA TAN

The cou­ple and Amy’s son Joshua made their vows as a fam­ily dur­ing the Chris­tian cer­e­mony.

Amy J Cheng first came to our at­ten­tion as the wife of An­drew Seow’s char­ac­ter in the cult TV se­ries Grow­ing Up, a lo­cal fam­ily drama set in the 60s and 70s. This was fol­lowed by a med­i­cal drama called First Touch. Ef­fec­tively bilin­gual, she next ven­tured into Chi­nese dra­mas, like She’s The One and Mak­ing Mir­a­cles, and then movies and plays, such as Just Fol­low Law and The Deep Blue Sea & Let­ters From Home. Amy, 45, met hus­band R. Chan­dran (or Chan­dran) in 2000 at Act 3 The­atrics – Sin­ga­pore’s first pro­fes­sional theatre since 1984 – when she was cast in the chil­dren’s pro­duc­tion, Foot Steps In The Night. She and the com­pany’s founder and direc­tor started a re­la­tion­ship in 2002, and mar­ried three years later in 2005. In 2012, she joined Act 3 The­atrics as its cre­ative direc­tor af­ter com­plet­ing a post­grad­u­ate de­gree in Pri­mary Ed­u­ca­tion from Mur­doch Uni­ver­sity in Perth, Australia. De­scrib­ing the dy­nam­ics be­tween her and Chan­dran, 59, as “siz­zling”, Amy cred­its their healthy 10-year mar­riage to fam­ily time with their sons, Joshua (from her pre­vi­ous mar­riage), 18, and Jivan, 7, regular date nights, and be­ing able to for­give and for­get. She shares a lit­tle of her life with us. When did you re­alise Chan­dran was The One? Af­ter he’d read and ac­tu­ally en­joyed my favourite adult fairy tale, The Princess Bride!

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