The 36-year-old star of Ong-Bak and Tom-Yum-Goong has out of the blue announced that he's tying the knot with Rayong native Piyarat "Boongyi" Chotiwattananont, 22. (Who knew they've been dating for almost three years?)
Sahamongkol Film chieftain Somsak "Sia Jiang" Techarattanaprasert has agreed to preside at the nuptials at the Royal Navy Hall and even picked the date – May 3. No, he didn't consult a fortune-teller. He just found a date on the Official Show Business Calendar that had no other massing of the celebrity tribes.
Sia Jiang seems happy despite the wedding stalling production on Tom-Yum-Goong 2. It's 40 per cent done anyway, so the studio can spare Jaa a few days off for a honeymoon.
Presumably, Jaa met his bride when he was filming Ong-Bak 3 in Rayong. Anyway, their marriage fulfills a wish that Jaa's mother made when he entered the monkhood.
On the invitation, he refers to himself as Jaa Panom, not Tatchakorn Yeerum, which he'd changed his name to awhile back.
Update: Twitch's Todd Brown picks up on this news, and he's not especially happy to hear about the delay of Tom-Yum-Goong 2.