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Denise Ho Felt Betrayed By Joey Yung and Wilfred Lau’s Romance

By on June 24, 2012

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In the last 5 years, Joey Yung (容祖兒) and Denise Ho’s (何韻詩) relationship was speculated to be more intimate than regular friends. At Joey’s birthday party last week, Denise felt betrayed and deeply hurt when she found out that Joey and Wilfred Lau (劉浩龍) were now hotly in love. The love triangle has resulted in fans taking sides and blasting Wilfred for being a “liar,” while warning Joey to be cautious in trusting him!

Denise Ho Also Dated Wilfred Lau?

Further complicating the love triangle, Denise Ho had allegedly dated Wilfred Lau in the late 1990s. Denise and Wilfred were respective winners of the 1996 and 1997 New Talent Singing Awards. Denise had once described her friendship with Wilfred in the following manner, “He is a friend with whom I had shared hardship. Since we were newcomers, we have experienced difficult periods together. He cares a lot for me and I care a lot for him!”

In 2005, Wilfred started dating Stephanie Cheng (鄭融). At this time, Denise and Joey’s romantic rumors became more prominent. Since Wilfred was good friends with Nicholas Tse (謝霆鋒), Joey and Wilfred met frequently at group gatherings, allowing their friendship to grow over the last 10 years.

Joey and Wilfred’s Romance Takes Root

In April, Joey and Wilfred were photographed sharing a barbecue meal together. To avoid the paparazzi in blowing the news out of proportion, Wyman Wong (黃偉文)–who was also present at the gathering–quickly stepped in and joked that Wilfred was Joey’s “boyfriend of 2012.”

It was understood that Joey and Denise’s relationship had cooled off earlier this year. While filming theatrical production Jia Bao Yu <賈寶玉>, Denise was rumored with costars Jozie Lu (路嘉欣) and Deng Jiuyun (鄧九雲). When appearing at the 10th Anniversary of her fan club in the beginning of June, Denise had already removed her matching bracelet that she had once shared with Joey, indicating that the relationship was over.

Since Joey resumed her single status, she and Wilfred spent more time together over the last few months.  Two weeks ago, Wilfred started to intensely pursue Joey. An insider revealed, “Joey has many work commitments, requiring her to travel overseas. Two weeks ago, Wilfred vowed to pursue Joey. Whenever Joey had a bit of free time, Wilfred would send her a text message or call her to show his utmost concern and love for her well being. They only started to officially date in recent days. A woman wants someone to care and love her. Since they have been friends for more than 10 years, they understand each other very well.”

Wilfred Shockingly Admits Dating Joey

At a press conference for new CTI drama, Second Life <第二人生>, Wilfred admitted that he and Joey have just started dating. Wilfred said, “I’m quite happy!” Asked whether he had passed the 3-month trial period, Wilfred said, “We have to pass it before we know!”

Wilfred said that he has known Joey for 10 years and understood her well. “She is a good girl; many people like her. I also like her very much. I have not dated for 4 years. If I were to come across a suitable prospect, I would love to ‘understand more.'”

Wilfred was prepared to deal with the public pressure after acknowledging that he was dating Joey. Wilfred said, “I put my heart forward and will do my best. I will face everything myself, since I am a man!”

Asked whether Denise was indeed angered by Joey’s new romance, Wilfred said, “The first person that I have told this matter (dating Joey) to was Denise Ho… I told her in person.” As for Denise’s response, Wilfred said, “I will let her (Denise) provide the answer. Anyhow, Joey and I had started dating when both of us were single.” Wilfred maintained that Denise will always be his friend.

It was understood that Wilfred only intended to admit that he possessed good feelings in Joey. At the press conference, Wilfred said too much and it became an acknowledgement that they were both dating, startling even Joey!

Denise Ho Felt Betrayed

Wilfred claimed that he and Joey had started dating when both of them were single, drawing a clear line that Joey had already ended her relationship with Denise. Yet, Denise still felt betrayed by her allegedly “ex-lovers” now dating each other! While Wilfred claimed that he had told Denise of the dating news in person, another version of the story leaked out that Joey had announced the news instead.

Joey celebrated her 32nd birthday with 40 friends last week at a karaoke party. Wilfred was present, while Denise rushed to the party after a music performance in Guangzhou. Allegedly, Denise did not arrive at the birthday party until 2 AM. When Denise walked in, a drunk Joey told Denise that she and Wilfred were now dating.

With Denise’s obvious distress, Joey pulled Denise to the side and continued to console her. Meanwhile, Wilfred continued to party wildly with the other guests. After this version of the story circulated, fans were quick to blast Wilfred as a liar. He had initially claimed that he told Denise about dating Joey, yet it was actually Joey who had announced the hurtful news to Denise. Wilfred had only made such a statement in order to fully stand behind Joey.

After Joey consoled her, Denise stayed at Joey’s birthday party until 5 AM, pretending that nothing had happened. However, Denise’s distress was still obvious. The next morning, she wrote on Weibo, “Without much effort and knifing through the organs directly, it is usually from the people that you trust the most. If these things repeat themselves again, then I can only admit that I am too stupid!” Denise reportedly purchased last minute flight tickets to Taiwan, in a rush to escape from her wounded feelings.

Denise has since stopped following Joey and Wilfred on Instagram, although she did not discontinue following them on Weibo yet.

Regarding Joey and Wilfred’s romance, Denise blogged, “The world is so large and we are so small.  There is nothing worthwhile to say anymore. Life just goes on. Let us focus our attention on the truly important things. Thank you everyone for your concern. I will share your love once again.”

Both of Denise’s parents have been vocal in supporting Denise’s hurt feelings. Her mother wrote on Weibo, “Be clear about your direction and you will definitely live better!” Denise’s father wrote, “Life spans several decades. However, compared to the eternal universe, our experiences are minuscule. There is a bright road ahead.” Mr. Ho indicated that gains and losses were tests in life. A loss may be a blessing in disguise. Many fans rallied to support Denise as well, in which Denise immediately blew kisses in return.

Joey and Wilfred Receive Blessings from Friends

Since Wilfred’s public admission that he and Joey’s romance had sprouted recently, Joey has shied from the public eye. She wrote on Weibo, “Thank you for everyone’s well wishes.”

Joey and Wilfred’s friends have been quick to congratulate the couple. Nicholas Tse wrote that the couple had indeed starting dating while both were single, dispelling any possible cheating rumors. Andy Hui (許志安) teased Wilfred in making better basketball shots since he has been lucky in love.

Joey and Wilfred Able to Bridge Distance?

As one of Hong Kong’s top singers, Joey Yung’s wealth reportedly was valued at $300 million HKD. However, Wilfred’s career had yet to experience a surge. Since Wilfred announced that he was dating Joey, this has angered Denise’s fans. Some fans urged Joey to be cautious towards Wilfred and not trust him so easily.

At the same time, rumors claimed that Joey still loved Denise and has not emotionally detached herself from their former relationship. It was reported that since 2007, Joey and Denise had possessed matching lovers’ bracelets, in which Joey has continued to wear the bracelet.

Denise was not the only person deeply hurt by Joey and Wilfred’s new dating relationship. Director Heison Ng was rumored to be intensely pursuing Joey earlier this year. The pair often exchanged playful messages online. Heison wrote, “I am like a scented tissue. When the scent is gone, you will wipe and toss it aside. It is as if the tissue never existed!” Heison’s message implied that he felt “used” and “dumped” when no longer of use.

With Denise and Heison’s reactions of deep hurt, Joey and Wilfred’s relationship will receive an added level of pressure. Joey is expected to make a comment about her new romance at a TVB music recording later today.

Source: Apple Daily via ihktv.com, Ming Pao Weekly via ihktv.com

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Jayne: Wow, so much drama in this love triangle/ rectangle. Very surprised with Wilfred stepping forward to acknowledge that he was dating Joey so openly. I wonder what Joey will say next.

Denise’s reaction thus far and Wilfred’s response indicate that Denise and Joey were in an intimate relationship before, thus the hurt and feelings of “betrayal.” I wonder whether Joey will acknowledge Denise directly in upcoming interviews.

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  • Readers' Comments (52)

    1. Funn Lim says:

      Wait! She is hurt by him dating Joey OR Joey dating the guy? Which is which?

      And that would mean .. both are bisexual or at some point both shared the same guy until one decided she wanted him for herself?

      Wow, such varied confusing lifestyle. Oh make up your mind. Guy or girl?

      • Jayne says:

        Since Denise had allegedly dated Wilfred Lau or considered him to be a very close friend, she felt betrayed that he is now dating Joey.

        I have a feeling that Denise may be hurt by both Joey and Wilfred’s actions, but more upset with Wilfred.

        • Veejay says:


          Denise is upset with Joey and Wilfred because she has dated both before.. it’s like her ex’s were playing a revenge on Denise something like that just to mentally insult her.

          To me, I think Denise shouldn’t be upset because there won’t be any future for her and Joey if they’re still together because they’re both of the same gender. Denise shouldnt know that.

          While I think it’s cruel that Joey has to informed Denise in an open party with everyone around.

        • Veejay says:

          I meant “Denise should know that”

        • loooooo says:

          Just go for threesomes and everything will be fine

        • josie says:

          Haha, I bet a lot of men have fantasies about threesome w/ 2 lesbian girls. That’s probably why so many people are cursing Wilfred. We don’t know if C-hing planned on stealing joey f/ his ex-, Denise out of spite, or if he truly couldn’t help falling for joey.

        • fez says:

          what do you mean by: “there’s no future together coz they are both of the same gender”???

          if both denise and joey are bisexuals, then they can of course have a future together.

        • Veejay says:


          its just my personal opinion, I never supported the same gender relationship but I have nothing against them. I think same gender relationship won’t have a complete future as in having a normal marriage life, having kids and etc. Its just different..for example..when you need a man to do a “hard” job..and your partner is just a woman even if she acted as male in the relationship, she still possess strength of a woman which in the end..won’t be able to help at all. There is still something lacking in this kind of relationship.

      • TVBFanatic says:

        Well, this site has it that Denise and Joey were an item


        So maybe a bit of both :P

    2. elin says:

      lol funn i thnk thy r prbbly bi.. well all the good wishes to her… whatever rocks her boat lol.

    3. Cisi says:

      I never believed that Denise and Joey were once in an “intimate” relationship. Heck, I even doubt Joey is bi. It’s all the media that created these rumors.

    4. Hannahh says:

      I never like Wilfred and really hope this is just a rumor and not true.

      • Kidd says:

        I read the news yesterday that Joey already admitted the relationship in her weibo.

        • HeTieShou says:

          It is not set in stone yet because it’s not like they are getting married or something. Even marriage is not a guarantee these days…

      • misssy says:

        It’s been confirmed with his own words that they are together.

    5. Cloud says:

      I thought once you’ve been good friends with someone for a long period of time, you would always maintain the friendship status. I guess anything could happen.

      • Gar says:

        No, once a couple has broken up, they can never truly be friends again. The relationship/friendship is never the same.

        • HeTieShou says:

          That is not always true but is true in many cases. It would be really awkward to be friends with your ex in a lot of cases, but some still manage to be friends. I wonder how they do it? I personally would not be able to…

    6. fiona says:

      I think Denise should accept now that both her friend and ex has moved on

    7. Blogger says:

      Wilfred is pretty sly here! He totally caught Joey out of surprise by publicly admitting. Joey felt forced in admitting their new relationship.But yea, I sympathize for Denise.

      • josie says:

        I don’t think he thought this through. Maybe he was worried that Denise would talk joey out of dating him so he wanted to force joey’s hand. But now he got a lot of backlash for his dumb move. Let’s see if EEG can do some PR magic to spin this around.

    8. Hi says:

      U don’t believe that Joey and Denise dated before! I think it’s just news and rumors!

    9. Hi says:

      I meant “I don’t believe that………….”

    10. Gar says:

      If both Joey and Wilfred were single before they started dating then I don’t find anything wrong with the two of them hooking up. Sure Denise will feel betrayed by her so called ‘good’ friends but if her relationship already ended with the two of them beforehand then it’s all fair game.
      It just really surprises me that Joey is bisexual as the media claims, not sure how much of this is true.

      • josie says:

        Well, EEG will never let joey admit that she is bi- anyway.

        Joey most likely did date Denise. I don’t think she could just lead Denise on all these yrs. I think joey’s mom is a lesbian too. Maybe she was experimenting or felt influenced.

        Anyway, the funniest part of the story is the heison guy complaining about being used and tossed. Get over it, u whimp!

    11. fiona says:

      after reading Joey’s letter I get confused about this whole thing. Why Joey admit she’s at early stage with wilfred but later said she’s looming for mr right?

      • josie says:

        B/c C-hing is still on trial period. She doesn’t want to be too commital in case they break up later. Either joey is being cautious or mani force her to say so. I want to see how joey responds in person.

        • Veejay says:

          Do you think a powerful party will force C-Hing to apologise publicly like Theresa did in Him Law’s case? Maybe C-Hing will say something else the next day because he has said too much now until both parties’ dunno where to show their faces..

        • josie says:

          Someone already put the gag order on him. I guess he won’t comment further until joey does.

        • fez says:

          PR damage control.

          It makes sense, they only just started. how can anyone know that he is MR Right. Therefore she is just keeping her choices/possibilities open. Also re-assuring Denise, that this could be a temp thing.

        • fez says:

          c-hing is not replying to reporters anymore. he is keeping quiet.

    12. Charbydis says:

      This is all very confusing to me? Did they all date one another all at different points in the past?

      In anyway, I don’t think Denise should eb too sad about this. Relationships come and go. You can’t expect Joey/Wilfred to wait around forever after the breakup. And common friends so have a higher chance of getting together due to the amount of time they spend together.

      • vivien says:

        LOL i have same question. Did this mean they all dated one another at some points? Agreed that good friends can come to dating because of the much time spent together

      • fez says:

        This is in chronological order:
        1. Wilfred had a crush on Denise like 10 years ago. They may/may not have dated. Denise and Wilfred are like really good friends despite the breakdown of the relationship.

        2. Denise and Joey rumored to have dated for a while.

        3. Wilfred and Joey just started dating.

        See the link?

        It doesn’t feel good to know that your bestfriend/ex is dating your other ex.

    13. vivien says:

      Holy cow what’s going on here?

      • Tony says:

        I can smell there’s a massive lessbian & gigalo’s relationship going on here.

        You smell something stinking here too?

    14. Applelim says:

      Let me get this right. Denise and Joey was or is having a relationship (therefore they are lesbians, which was never comnfirmed). Now Joey is having a relationship with Wilfred, leaving Denise who is now upset. So now Joey is bisexual.
      Phew what complication!! To add a spanner in the works maybe this news with Joey and Wilfred is false to throw off scent from Joey and Denise????

      • vivien says:

        and more complicated Denise had history with WL too!

      • crose says:

        I know hahhaa…LOL…it’s like they are all bisexuals now haaa well perhaps not the guy but still how complicated. I never like any of them but Joey Yung voice is ok i guess.

      • HeTieShou says:

        Yea, this is more complicated then the typical love triangle… We should be happy for our simple lives…

    15. aw says:

      theres rules about not dating ur friend’s ex…both of them were Denise EX!!!! they are not true friends and handled it poorly.

      • Funn Lim says:

        I thought each parted ways and became friends and then started dating the other..in this case I feel denise should be a it more “big hearted” or is she upset taht Joey prefers a man over her? I am still confused. and this can turn out to be thousands of jokes about threesomes, lesbianism, straight, gay, etc.

        • Jayne says:

          “I thought each parted ways and became friends and then started dating the other..in this case I feel denise should be a it more “big hearted” or is she upset taht Joey prefers a man over her?”

          According to Joey and Wilfred, both of them were single when they started dating. However, breaking up can mean different things to different people. Do you have to say the words, “Let’s break up?” Or it’s implied when you no longer call or see the person for a certain amount of time? Even if the two criteria are fulfilled, you may not be able to emotionally withdraw from the relationship yet.

          My interpretation is that Denise felt betrayed because she was told so suddenly about Joey and Wilfred’s romance. When Joey and Wilfred were caught on a BBQ date in April, the photos circulated. Denise made a joke about the incident, “I am willing to hand over Joey with both hands [to Wilfred].” Her joke implies that Wilfred is considered to be only a friend that will never date Joey.

          Denise apparently still has feelings towards Joey. Denise felt betrayed because she was not informed about the change in Joey and Wilfred’s relationship earlier on. Since Denise is good friends with both Joey and Wilfred, the not knowing, after other friends such as Wyman Wong and possibly Nicholas Tse knew in advance, may have made Denise feel as if she were a fool in all this.

          In her Weibo blog message, Denise wrote that if the knifing and betrayal happened numerous times, then she would be considered stupid. I interpreted her message to mean that there were plenty of opportunities for Joey and Wilfred to tell her about their new relationship, but they did not. Thus Denise felt as if she was led to think a certain way purposely and “betrayed” numerous times. She felt lied to, through omission.

          Denise comes across as someone who values friendships strongly. I suspect that she is hurt most by what she felt to be “misplaced trust.”

          For the naysayers that Denise and Joey never possessed an intimate relationship, here are some points to consider:

          Due to Denise’s emotional blog messages about disappointment and betrayal and her parents immediate messages of support, it is obvious that Denise has been suffering heartbreak. Since she discontinued following both Joey and Wilfred on Instagram, Denise is obviously upset at them right now.

          Wilfred’s response implies that Denise is upset at him.

          Joey’s response that she will always consider Denise to be a friend implies that there was a recent fallout.

        • HeTieShou says:

          I wonder if this will get all complicated like the whole Ekin, Gigi Leung and Maggie Siu issue back then??? I have a feeling that it will.

        • Veejay says:


          I think this relationship is already worser than the relationship of Ekin. We certainly didnt see maggie siu and Gigi as an item back then right like Denise and Joey right??

          For eg:

          Denise – lesbian (confirm) and bi-?

          Joey – Lesbian (confirm) and bi (confirm)

          c-hing – straight (confirm) and bi-?

        • HeTieShou says:

          Oh yea, that is true… I hope things don’t get too ugly then…

        • Funn Lim says:

          Can you be a lesbian and a bisexual at the same time? So wouldn’t a description of being a lesbian, heterosexual and bisexual be more accurate?

    16. gold4canada says:

      the fact that mani & other eeg people are so public about congratulating joey’s new “relationship” makes me wonder if it’s all a publicity stunt gone wrong. a cover for joey/hocc rumors…

    17. butter says:

      Oh come on! Denise is just upset that her best friends didn’t tell her that they were dating sooner only. Why do these media have to cook up story like that? They are best of the best friends!

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