In the world of Indonesian celebrities, many marriages go sour. Beautiful women joining the ever-growing ranks of divorcees.
But in Indonesia there is a somewhat negative connotation attached to the Indonesian word for divorcee (which is janda). There’s no rationality to the reasoning of course, but, hey, TIS (This is Indonesia!). It’s not so much that women should feel “shame” for being divorced, but rather the belief that women tend to pursue sexual relations rather aggressively once they are no longer in a marriage.
Is this true or not? Or merely just a case of “conventional wisdom”?
Well, I’m not really too sure to be honest. Perhaps we should ask Tamara Blezinsky: most probably Indonesia’s most eligible janda - although recently-divorced Titi DJ must run a close second!
Tamara Blezinsky: Indonesia’s most eligible janda?