10 May – Five years after her divorce with former manager Mohd Firdaus Hajar, singer Mimi Fly revealed that she is now dating anew with a man from abroad.
The singer, real name Shamimi Amalina Norhisham, shared that her new beau is African-American, and works as a spinal surgeon in the United States.
"He is a very open and understanding man, and is not afraid of how I present myself to people," she said. "I fell for him the first time we met, and he also gave off the same energy."
However, the singer is not giving the relationship any kind of deadlines, saying that she will leave everything to fate.
"Maybe he is the happiness that I was looking for all this time. As a woman, I believe that everybody has the right to be with someone who can bring us forward and make us a better person. I do hope that we will go to the next stage as he has encouraged me to be a better person," she said.
Asked if she is not worried of receiving negative comments of being with a person of colour, Mimi responded in the positive, and added that Malay men were more intimidated by her way of life.