Talk about kismet.
A Malaysia-born content creator has gone viral for sharing how she spotted her husband in the background of a selfie she took years before they met.
Jenn Chia was stunned to discover her partner in the image snapped in October 2012 — about 11 years before the pair married and two years before they first connected, Jam Press reports.
“I’m still shaking looking at this,” Chia, 32, wrote on Instagram in December as a caption to the 2012 photo that showed her at a theater cafe holding a glass.
In the background is her husband, Jon Liddell, 33, a Malaysia-raised singer-songwriter who appears to be waiting in line at the box office.
Jenn Chia was stunned to discover her partner in the image snapped in October 2012 — about 11 years before the pair married and two years before they first connected. Jam Press Vid/@soimjenn
“We were at the same place but didn’t know each other existed,” Chia explained.
She noted that the couple officially met in December 2014 and wed in August 2023.
“We met at the right time,” Chia wrote in the post, which has attracted 452,000 likes as of Sunday.
“If it was before, I don’t think the relationship would have lasted,” Chia continued. “I was a narcissistic monster, unaware and naive.”
She added: “Took me a year of traveling and being single to reflect and realize my own mistakes. That’s when we met.”
She officially met Jon Liddell in December 2014, and they wed in August 2023. Jam Press/@soimjenn
Chia is a YouTuber who boasts more than 90,000 subscribers. Before teaching herself videography, Chia wrote music and sang professionally at festivals, weddings, and corporate events.
Born in the UK, Liddell is known for the covers he posts on YouTube and his original music, including the tracks “Here For You” and “The One I’m Thinking Of.”
Chia’s Instagram fans couldn’t believe her chance near-encounter.
“Invisible string theory!!!!” one follower exclaimed, referring to folklore that says that two soulmates who are destined to meet are connected by an invisible thread.
On TikTok, the term is used to describe people who met their soulmate long before they realized it.
Taylor Swift’s 2020 tune “Invisible String” is an anthem for this theory.
“Isn’t it just so pretty to think, all along there was an invisible string?” another Instagrammer commented on Chia’s post, quoting Swift’s lyrics.
“Goosebumps!” yelled another.
As she danced around the stage Tina Turner style, wearing a sparkling silver dress, Cyrus urged the Grammys audience to show some enthusiasm, saying in between lyrics, “Why are you acting like you don’t know this song?”
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Afterward, the camera cut to audience members including Oprah Winfrey, who proudly stood and sang the words while pointing to Cyrus.
Cyrus sprinkled in new adlibs toward the end of “Flowers” as she shimmied across the Crypto.com Arena, and celebrated her first Grammy win while throwing her hands up in joy.
Just before her performance, Cyrus accepted the award for best pop solo performance, which was announced by Mariah Carey.
“This M.C. is going to stand by this M.C. because this is just too iconic,” Cyrus began, gesturing toward Carey. “Oh my god, I just got stuck in the rain and traffic and thought I was going to miss this moment. And I could have missed the award — that’s fine — but not Mariah Carey! I just saw you at the Hollywood Bowl. It was everything.”
In her speech, Cyrus emphasized how meaningful her first Grammys honors are for her, after nearly two decades working in the music industry.
“There was a little boy that all he wanted for his birthday was a butterfly. So his parents gave him a butterfly net and he was so excited. He went outside out in the sun and started swinging and swinging. But with no luck, he sat down on the ground, he finally let go and he surrendered. He was okay that he was not going to capture this beautiful butterfly,” Cyrus said. “Right when he did is when the butterfly came and landed right on the tip of his nose. And this song, ‘Flowers,’ is my butterfly. Thank you.”
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