Carina Zhang’s Mother Had Always Wanted Her Daughter To Be Famous
On New Year’s Eve 2019, Raymond Lam (林峯) announced that he and his girlfriend of one year, Chinese model Carina Zhang (張馨月) had officially signed marriage papers and tied the knot. Raymond and Carina started dating sometime in 2018, and their relationship was exposed by the paparazzi in December 2018, when they were spotted hanging out at Hong Kong’s Ocean Park.
After their marriage, it was said that 40-year-old Raymond Lam started to have much more traditional views toward marriage and family. As the only son of Lam Wah Kwok (林華國), a real estate giant in Xiamen, Raymond is the heir of a billion-dollar empire and is given the traditional responsibility of expanding the family.
So it isn’t a surprise to see that the couple, who officially married October 2019, are now already parents to a beautiful baby daughter.
Their speedy marriage and pregnancy may be because Raymond is long overdue for an heir, but Carina herself has always wanted to start a family, and a big part of that came from her mother Wang Shuhong (王書紅), or Sammi.
According to media reports, Carina’s mother has always dreamed of her daughter to be famous or financially successful. Aside from teaching her daughter how to cook (thus learning how to be a housewife), she has, over the years, consistently encouraged her daughter to audition for various beauty pageants to win a chance to join the entertainment industry. In 2010, Carina won second place at a underwear fashion event in Shanghai. In 2011, she auditioned for a beauty pageant hosted by Hunan TV, but failed to get selected. Before meeting Raymond, Carina worked as a promotional model.
Sammi herself is very money-savvy, and had opened several businesses before. She once claimed on social media that she was worth over a billion dollars at one point, but lost a lot of money after several failed businesses.
As for Carina, it is said that she is a very “well-behaved” daughter-in-law, and has a good relationship with Raymond’s parents and relatives. While Carina was still pregnant in Hong Kong, Raymond’s mother reportedly hired two maternity helpers to manage Carina’s daily life. While awaiting to give birth, Raymond brought Carina with him to Shenzhen because he had to film in Zhongshan. She allegedly gave birth there and spent a month at a luxurious postpartum center in Shenzhen.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.