Taufik Batisah's new wife Sheena Akbal is an old friend

SINGAPORE - Singer Taufik Batisah revealed that his new wife Sheena Akbal is an old friend he has known since before he took part in Singapore Idol in 2004.

Speaking to the media at his wedding, he says they became closer a couple years ago.

He proposed to her last year in his car, surprising her by playing an unreleased song that he wrote and recorded specially for her.

"To me, she is the most beautiful person but that's not enough. She is even more beautiful inside, " he says. "This is the girl I want to spend the rest of my life with, who can make me a better person."

They are already planning to start a family. His wish is to have three children - the singer himself has two older brothers - but he adds that Sheena disagrees and only wants two.

dinohadi@sph.com.sg