Tavia Yeung Still Dating Lai Lok Yi?

By on July 23, 2011 in Hook-ups & Break-ups, NEWS

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Although Tavia Yeung’s (楊怡) growing “Pinnochio nose” was a hot topic of discussion recently, the growing controversy also boosted her popularity. Tavia’s fee at promotional events increased to $20,000 HKD per show recently, increasing her income significantly. As for her love life, since breaking up with businessman Nam Wai Kit (藍偉傑) in 2008, it was rumored that Tavia  started dating TVB colleague, Lai Lok Yi (黎諾懿) in 2009.

Allegedly, Tavia’s mother did not approve of Lai Lok Yi since he had no money and no career. Tavia’s mother even reportedly attempted to break up the pair. However, Lai Lok Yi hoped to improve his relationship with Tavia’s mother. With more prominent roles in television series and more work, Mrs. Yeung’s impression of Lok Yi changed.

According to an inside source, “Over the last year, Lai Lok Yi would meet with Tavia’s mother occasionally. It was obvious that Lai Lok Yi and Mrs. Yeung’s relationship was not as bad as before. Also he won the grand prize in Hunan TV’s dance program <舞動奇迹 3>, boosting his popularity in China significantly. Tavia was extremely pleased.”

In late 2009, Tavia and Lai Lok Yi started dating. The paparazzi photographed the couple shopping for a camera in Tsim Sha Tsui.

In January 2010, Tavia was caught riding in Lai Lok Yi’s Subaru R2 car. Upon discovery of the paparazzi, Tavia lowered her cap and spoke on the phone, appearing to be extremely awkward.

With both Tavia’s career and love life going well, coupled with her mother’s acceptance of Lai Lok Li, perhaps it would not matter if Tavia’s “Pinnochio nose” continued to grow!

Excerpt from Sudden Weekly # 834

Jayne: Are Tavia and Lai Lok Yi such good friends that Lok Yi will even go shopping with her mother? Does Lok Yi have that much free time to spend with Tavia’s mother? If not dating Tavia, a normal guy would not hang out with a female friend’s mother in his spare time. He would probably spend time with his own mother instead.

It’s highly possible that Tavia and Lai Lok Yi are dating. Would love to see more of their dating photos. Surprisingly, not too many reporters follow up on this lead and hound Tavia about her rumors with Lai Lok Yi. Perhaps TVB’s orders to keep this romance hush-hush.

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95 comments to Tavia Yeung Still Dating Lai Lok Yi?

  1. jim says:

    support, but i am more prefer fungyi.

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    • fybttrforever replied:

      I prefer fungyi too!

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    • YanYanKong replied:

      So you guys prefere a player over Lai Lok Yi? lols. (not tryin to say anythin bad bout Ray) Just Joking

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  2. Kidd says:

    Can anyone confirm whether she still has a boyfriend from outside the industry or not? Have they broken up?

    Then pairing together will be good. I think their look match.

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    • Profile photo of jayne jayne replied:

      Kidd,
      At recent promotional events for “On Call 26 Hours,” Tavia claimed that she has been single and “dry” for a long time. Reporters suggested she have a fling with co-star, Him Law.

      I think Tavia did break up with former boyfriend, Nam Wai Kit. While they were together, there would be occasional paparazzi photos of the pair going shopping, going to the beach, etc. But no more photos lately for years.

      Tavia and Lai Lok Yi seem to be straight forward types who are not very eloquent in speech.

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      • Kidd replied:

        Thanks for the info. :)

        Iirc, Figaro Ceng has also accompany Ariel Lin’s mom before, but, they never dated (at least no tabloid news). Ariel’s now dating someone else.

        But, I do suspect that Figaro has feelings for Ariel. His little (or not so little) gestures show. But, they are indeed very close friends.

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    • Kidd replied:

      Ok, got the answer from the article liao.

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  3. Vivien says:

    The report doesn’t make Tavia’s mum sounds good. It sounds like she cares about money and reputation.

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    • exoidus replied:

      who parents doesn’t good to hear that she seems to have accepted Chris.

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  4. Funn Lim says:

    Did’t even know she is dating anyone, more so Lai Lok Yi. But isn’t he younger? Anyway both as boring.

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    • anya replied:

      Agree with you, Tavia’s boring :) Lai is ok, I like him as a person, but not his roles or his acting.

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    • Vivien replied:

      Lai Lok Yi look like a good and nice person in person. Too bad his acting can’t be said the same.

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    • RayIan replied:

      Yup,Tavia born in August 1979 while Chris born in June 1980, just like Myolie and Bosco

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        Eh? 1 year difference only? I actually thought she is older!

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      • Fox replied:

        Maybe the excuse will be: Lai Lok Yi looks younger than his age :P.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        If it is only 1 year that is not a big deal at all..

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  5. anya says:

    What make the reporter to think that they are still dating? The news kinda confused me. I followed Lai on Weibo, he usually forward Tavia’s posts and vice versa, but I think it’s just close friendship. However, from Yoyo Mung’s message to Lai on his birthday, I feel like he’s dating someone. Anyway, Lai is really much more popular than before, and has so many crazy fans now… Happy for him

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    • Veejay replied:

      I think Lai has been underrated by tvb, he got the looks, height, etc but don’t have the chance to get any good role to boost his popularity and chemistry with audiences.

      Tavia has gotten uglier than before…imo

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  6. Jayne says:

    Anya,
    What did Yoyo Mung say to Lai Lok Yi in her birthday message to him?

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    • anya replied:

      @jayne: I don’t remember exactly what she said,but what I thought he was dating is:” needless to accompany you on your birthday…. you have friends…. tacit….” then she showed with a “lucky”smiley face… then a very closed friends of them( in their friend group)posted follow Yoyo that:”Today is your birthday, we don’t need to accompany you now? tacit…from your emotion…”
      Yoyo and Lok Yi have a “sister/brother” relationship, they always go eat and hang out with a group of friends together, there’s no reason they are not on his birthday, unless he has a girl to accompany him on that night, and from what her expression, I can understand he has someone special, but not sure if it’s Tavia.

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  7. AC says:

    Awww. I think they make a cute couple.

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  8. Chriselle says:

    I think they are dating, but both are boring people.

    Somehow Tavia and Lai Lok Yi reminds me of Shirley and Gregory because in the relationship, the woman makes more money than the man.

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    • josie replied:

      I think back to “always ready” and compare how far Linda has progressed. But Chris is still stuck in the supporting roles.

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      • Chriselle replied:

        Yeah, but some supporting roles can shine. Lai Lok Yi just can’t. Personally, I have no faith in his acting and even if he was given a good role, I doubt he will do that great. He lacks the charm than someone like Oscar Leung has, even though he is short and not as masculine. Oscar is simply very memorable in his supporting roles while someone like Lok Yi is boring. The only reason I don’t dislike him is because he has been playing good, but once again BORING characters.

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      • Kidd replied:

        Lok Yi’s role in ‘Every Move You Make’ is quite funny. Not a boring character.

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      • Chriselle replied:

        Speaking of that character, he wasn’t boring, but wasn’t likable/admirable at all, IMO.

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      • Fox replied:

        Lai Lok Yi lacks charm :(. It’s sad to say that since I quite like him.

        He has chance to be male lead (Color of love) but he was kinda failed. He can’t gain the attention.

        Lai Lok Yi somehow reminds me of Mathew Ko, who also lack the charm.

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      • Kidd replied:

        Matthew Ko has the charm. His acting is the area that’s lacking.

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    • Iris replied:

      It sure sounds and seems like they are dating. Lol, this killed my hope that Tavia and Ruco would date.

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  9. LeilaFan says:

    This is new. Last time I read the news, it said that Tavia have a rich business boyfriend who is not in the acting industry.

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  10. Fox says:

    2011 is really the year of love, lol. Breakup, new love, new reveal, divorce, marriage, all in 2011. Not many years have a lot of gossips like this year.

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    • HeTieShou replied:

      It seems like this is a love year…. I wonder how it will next year??

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      • Fox replied:

        Year of disaster, 2012, lol lol.

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    • Kwan replied:

      I think 2011 is just a terrible year of privacy for TVB/HK actors+actresses 😛 everything just comes to light while they want to continue hiding it

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  11. sure-lee says:

    I don’t think they’re currently dating. Tavia and all her colleagues know that she is “dry”, unless they are dating so secretly that no one in TVB knows, which I highly doubt.

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    • Fox replied:

      You know, when an artist says he/she is dry, they are dating, lol. Check all the revealed love.

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    • HeTieShou replied:

      Don’t trust everything that artists say, especially about their loves lives since that is the topic that they lie about the most…

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  12. raz says:

    AT least he’s more decent than the flasher bosco.

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    • Chriselle replied:

      What?!! Bosco is way more INTERESTING.

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  13. AC says:

    I’m kinda surprised at all the people thinking that Tavia is boring. I don’t know how she was in the beginning, but whenever I see interviews with her now, I see her as always laughing and gets along with a lot of people.

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    • Chriselle replied:

      Tavia is fun in interviews and seems playful and friendly with everyone, but her roles/characters are boring since she always play the same types with enormous crying scenes. However, when she’s interviewed on the spot, I don’t seem to like her responses and they come off as too safe and thus, boring. But I’m assuming she’s just being obedient like Linda.

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  14. buti4 says:

    Boring? You sure you got the right actress? Tavia is probably the most interesting actress atm. I really enjoy reading her interviews. She is so playful. She is not a question-answer person. She’s so fun to be with and sociable that she’s got a lot of friends in the industry: Ron, Moses, Raymond, Ruco, Ng Ka Lok, Lokyi Lai, Michael Tse, Christine Ng, Sharon Chan, Claire Yiu, Fala etc

    As for the Lok Yi rumours, those pictures are not recent. It was ages ago. She broke up with the fat businessman ages ago and she’s openly said she’s been dry for ages. All her friends have mentioned in public that she’s not dating someone and asked to look out for any single and available guys.

    Lok-yi was rumored to be Yoyo Mung’s boyfriend before. They were hanging out together. But it turned out that he was the middle-man between Ekin and her. Also the some other rich businessman. They thought he bought her a car coz she was driving his car. But that turned out to be her brother-in-law (Griselda’s now husband). Sometimes the media never get the info right.

    If rumors, what about her intimacy wit Ron recently at a YSNS promotional event? She was sitting on his lap, his hands were wrapped around her waist. Or what about when she went camera shopping with Pierre Ngo last year? Or what about her Weibo interactions and dog-walking with Ruco Chan? Kenneth Ma has openly talked about liking Tavia. Her mum likes Kenneth and Kenneth’s mum likes her.

    There’s so many rumours and possibilities that the media doesn’t go talk about and investigate…. they continue to make up stories like this….. Actually I WANT the media to follow her… I really want to know who she’s going out with…. I can’t believe such a pretty and fun girl like Tavia is still single!!!

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    • Fox replied:

      Too fun nobody want?

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    • buti4 replied:

      maybe she’s got high standards. maybe she wants a decent guy rather than a playboy who sleeps around. haha

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      • Fox replied:

        Or even playboy dun want her?

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    • Kidd replied:

      “Boring? You sure you got the right actress? Tavia is probably the most interesting actress atm. I really enjoy reading her interviews. She is so playful. She is not a question-answer person. She’s so fun to be with and sociable that she’s got a lot of friends in the industry: Ron, Moses, Raymond, Ruco, Ng Ka Lok, Lokyi Lai, Michael Tse, Christine Ng, Sharon Chan, Claire Yiu, Fala etc”

      People who say she’s a boring actress mean to say she’s boring onscreen when she’s acting, not boring offscreen when interacting with her fellow actors.

      Secondly, what’s with all these long proofs showing that it’s just rumour? You don’t want her to date Lai Lok Yi?

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      • Fox replied:

        I bet she wants her to be with Prince William, lol.

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    • Judy replied:

      I agree… I don’t find her boring @ all… she gives off a very energetic vibe. Just b/c she doesn’t have any bad press doesn’t make her a boring person. I think Tavia is a very sociable person that gets along w/ everyone.

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      • Kidd replied:

        It’s not about bad press or good press or whether she’s funny and sociable or not with friends.

        The people who find her boring find her boring on screen. No spark.

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      • Fox replied:

        Boring onscreen.

        She might be friendly with friends and fans she knew. For strange fans or outsider, I heard a lot from ppl that she isn’t that friendly.

        Kate is kinda different. She looks fierce but in fact she is friendly and sociable.

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      • buti4 replied:

        Nop, funny never heard of that news. Well like you said, why would you even approach ‘strange fans’…. you’ll stay well clear from them.

        I actually heard Kate is a quite snobbish in real life and only suck up to executives.

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      • Fox replied:

        Some are friendly even to someone they dun know. Maybe they are just faked that, but it’s a good habit to artists to do such thing. Such as Linda, I’m a stranger to her and when I went to ask for her autograph for my friend, I only said: “Can you give me your autograph for my friend?” And she said “Yes”, do it immediately. I highly value this action of Linda. Although I don’t like her acting much, after that, I started to like Linda. Another example, my friend who isn’t a fan of Michelle Yim, met her and been invited to go back to hotel in Michelle’s car as it was late. Being friendly to a stranger isn’t anything bad to an artist.

        I actually heard a lot of such unfriendly to stranger attitude about TY. Maybe because you are a fan, you won’t know this :P.

        Kate’s friendly and sociable character is said by an insider in an article. Of course, you can choose to blv or not. When I met Kate, I think she is quite of that.

        Side note: Stranger here means the person who don’t claim themselves as a fan in front of an artist.

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      • Kidd replied:

        I was listening to a RTHK program and the DJs there also mentioned that Kate is very nice.

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      • buti4 replied:

        Tavia’s friendly and social behavior is also said by insiders in many articles. I’ve heard more good things about her personality than bad. DJs, interviews, co-stars, behind-the-scene crew, directors, producers all have but praise for Tavia.

        Furthermore, you shouldn’t base your judgment on a few random cases. Your points aint even strong.

        I have doubts about your opinion of Kate too. Google Kate Tsui… you’ll be able to bring up MANY reports/articles that she’s not such a good person in real life. She’s known to be arrogant, rude, lazy, bad attitude on film set…. heaps.

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      • Fox replied:

        Hello buti4, my opinions, not points.

        As for Kate, it’s my feel, even not opinion.

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  15. Yee says:

    Tavia seems to be getting really friendly with Kenneth Ma, in my opinion they are getting more times together in series I think they would make a cute couple! They are like the new fungyi in my opinion, butthen again Tavia I’d friendly with everyone! Lol…

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    • Funn Lim replied:

      Kenneth Ma seems rather friendly with every actress but poor guy, all rumoured, not one solid yet.

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      • Fox replied:

        Nancy one might be true

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      • Kidd replied:

        I believe both Margie Tsang and Nancy ones to be true.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        Me too. But now? He seems rather popular amongst the ladies but don’t tell me he is pining for Selena??

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      • Vivien replied:

        He’s with Nancy

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      • Fox replied:

        But Nancy with Nathan Lee?

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      • Chriselle replied:

        Who is Nathan Lee?

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      • Fox replied:

        The one who danced with her in Strictly go dancing season 3.

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  16. Fox says:

    “Tavia’s fee at promotional events increased to $20,000 HKD per show recently, increasing her income significantly.”

    Only 20,000? Just same to Shirley? Hmmm.

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    • exoidus replied:

      sure it’s correct. maybe the original text was “increased by” and not “increased to”

      if shirley gets HKD 20,000 then something must be wrong. tavia is so much more popular than the two face lying shirley

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      • Fox replied:

        Then have to ask Jayne.

        Jayne, it’s increased to or increased by?

        I personally think it’s increased to since I rmb last time I read, her fee is 8,000.

        Shirley is two face lying or not, she still has high fee.

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      • Profile photo of jayne jayne replied:

        Fox,
        The article said that Tavia’s fee has been increased to $20,000 HKD, which I do agree seems to be low considering that she is in line to become the next top fadan after Charmaine’s departure.

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      • Kidd replied:

        I remember in Stephen Chan court case, Tavia’s fee is stated to be HK$40,000 to HK$50,000 for the function.

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      • Fox replied:

        Then blv which one? This one or that one?

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      • Kidd replied:

        Of course should believe court case report.

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      • Fox replied:

        @ Jayne: So it’s to.

        I dun rmb well but if I rmb rite, sehseh said that Charmaine’s fee is about 40-50k, depends on function and might be higher. Then to a successor, 20k isn’t too unreasonable.

        However, like Kidd said, blv the court statement more than tabloids.

        On the other hand, if I rmb rite, she said that in the half of 2011 she earned about 2 millions. This amount isn’t big, so maybe her fee isn’t too high. I guess that because she dun have the Miss status, his fee for beauty salon won’t be as high as the Misses.’

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  17. ohno says:

    Chris is not dating Tavia, these are some old ass pictures. i have seen them before at least 1-2 yrs back. Chris is dating another girl from the pageant. anyway, dry spell in news lately. trend here is old pictures become new, pretty lame.

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    • ohno replied:

      google Chris and his new girl.

      recent pictures needed if they want to go with old Chris/Tavia headline. inside source is likely made up since no one could tell anyway.

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      • buti4 replied:

        what’s her name?

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    • Fox replied:

      Congrats Lai Lok Yi if it’s true :).

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  18. Profile photo of jayne jayne says:

    In Tavia’s latest interview, she denied dating Lai Lok Yi:

    至於我和諾懿,可能中間那條電纜唔通電,所以過唔到電。」

    “As for Lai Lok Yi, perhaps the middle cable between us does not conduct electricity. Thus we do not have an ‘electrical’ connection.”

    LOL, I’ll still take Tavia’s comment with a grain of salt. Again, I wonder why Lai Lok Yi would spend time shopping with Tavia’s mother if they were only friends. Does Lok Yi have that much free time on his hands that he is friendly with his friends’ mothers too??

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    • Fox replied:

      Dated but broke up?

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  19. samche says:

    i really like tavia. if i was a guy i would love to date her as well. glad to hear that she’s dating.

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  20. Pineapple says:

    I’ve never heard of Tavia dating before. I also like Lai Lok Yee so hope that things work out for them. Doesn’t matter that he has no money as he is still young and has lots of opportunities. Tavia’s mum is probably one of these very old fashioned Chinese women who thinks that the husband should earn more than the wife and hence her dislike of Lok Yee. Maybe if he got more roles then things would change for them.

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  21. Vivien says:

    @Jayne

    Cover story of Oriental Sunday magazine has a sequel for Lok Yi-Tavia scandal! Do you have the article yet?

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    • Vivien replied:

      http://www.orientalsunday.hk/upload/BOOKCover/201107251023383621.jpg

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    • exoidus replied:

      even if they are dating it’s nowhere near being a scandal as neither one of them are married.

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    • Jayne replied:

      Vivien,
      Do you have link to the full contents inside of Tavia/ Lai Lok Yi gossip? I saw the cover, but where is the full article?

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      • Vivien replied:

        Too bad I can’t find it. I only found the cover.

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      • Jayne replied:

        Vivien,
        Maybe the scanned article will become available later. If not, the contents are pretty clear by the cover photo. Lai Lok Yi was photographed parking at Tavia’s house and spending time with her mother. He admitted he spent time with her family and had good feelings for her.

        The rest is up to our imagination….

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  22. Pineapple says:

    Thanks for that. I can’t read Chinese and thats why I never buy Entertainment magazines from China Town. Thats why I come on to this blog as its in English.

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  23. Kas says:

    I didn’t even know there is ruomr of Lak Lok Yi and Tavia. If it’s true, then I’m happy for them. They don’t look like they’re player and seems serious about relationship.

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