After a whirlwind eight-month romance, Czech beauty Petra Nemcova and British actor Jamie Belman are engaged.
This is the second engagement for Nemcova, who tragically lost her fiancee Simon Atlee six years ago during the Indian Ocean Tsunami while she was on holiday with him in Thailand. Nemcova survived the devastating event herself by hanging onto a palm tree until rescuers could reach her.
The horrific experience understandably had a huge impact on the model’s life and she has since dedicated much of her time to helping others who have been affected by the tsunami. She started her own humanitarian foundation, the Happy Hearts Fund, which works with children who survived the disaster.
It has also taught her to live life to the full. As reported by Daily Mail, at a recent charity event Nemcova said: “I used to work all the time, all the time, and now if there is a wedding, there’s a concert, I’m there. It’s like, I’m gonna find the time to really be there. So it’s different … it’s really been wonderful.”