Karena Ng Opens Up on Relationship With Raymond Lam

By on June 10, 2013 in Hot Gossip!, NEWS, Star Interviews

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In February 2013, Raymond Lam (林峯) did what he never did before – he announced to the world that he is dating 19-year-old Karena Ng (吳千語). It was a surprise move on Raymond’s part, who had a habit of keeping his romantic life behind closed doors.

“We chose to reveal our relationship because we want to everyone to accommodate it. We want everyone to give us space and support us,” said Karena in her interview with Ming Pao Weekly.

Truthfully, Karena’s income has gotten higher after cementing her relationship status to the public. “Good and bad things came out of it,” said Karena. However, the Magic to Win <開心魔法> star insisted that she will not attend public functions with her boyfriend. “We don’t want to commercialize our relationship. I still cannot muster the energy to act in front of someone I love. Maybe I would be able to someday in the future.”

Denies Being a Gold Digger

Raymond and Karena’s relationship has had a turbulent affair with tabloids ever since Raymond confirmed their romance. Numerous tabloid sources alleged that Karena had “wooed” Raymond to spend over $10 million HKD on gifts, including the purchases of designer bags, luxury cars, and two million-dollar mansions. In extreme cases, some sources went on to claim that it was Karena’s mother who encouraged Karena to date Raymond, and taught her “the rules of gold digging.”

Karena expressed that she felt extremely helpless with these allegations. “I am not that kind of a person! And now my parents have also become involved. It is an insult to my family, to the point of slandering them.”

Although flooded with negative rumors, Karena insisted that she will not give up on her love and will courageously counter all back-fence talk about being materialistic and possessive. “I know there are people who don’t want us to be happy, but if I allow these people to control and influence me, wouldn’t that make me very stupid?”

Why She Fell in Love

Karena met Raymond on the set of romantic comedy film Love Is… Pyjamas <男人如衣服> in 2011. Karena’s first impression of Raymond was neutral, and the pair did not have much opportunity to interact with each other on set. It was not until after post-production when Karena and Raymond met up.

“We hung out a lot afterwards, and we slowly got to know each other. We were friends first.”

After several months of meeting up, Raymond made himself clear that he planned to pursue her. Karena was hesitant to accept it. “I considered for a long time because his age, experience, and seniority [in the industry] greatly exceeds my own, and I know dating him would be a lot of pressure. It was not something I wanted in my dating life. I wanted a simpler one, where the two of us can go shopping and cook together, and not having to reserve a private room just to have dinner.”

What changed Karena’s mind? “[Raymond] touched me with his character. Whether it’s me, my family, or friends, he treats them all very well. He is a good man. He knows how to take care of others. When I am sick, he shows that he cares, and that tenderness can be felt all around him. I like things that are well-thought and genuine. He is very good at doing that.”

What considerate hings have Raymond given her? Karena blushed. “He wrote to me, and would send me holiday cards.” The interviewer tried to get Karena to disclose some more details, and after a few attempts, Karena finally gave in. “His first card to me was a Christmas card. It wasn’t anything too cheesy. He didn’t write silly things like ‘I will take care of you forever,’ but wrote very well-planned and thoughtful recounts of the memories we shared. He wrote it like a poem. I was very touched when I received it.”

How many cards has she received from Raymond? “Only a few. There aren’t many holidays out there!”

On Her Negative Rumors

Before dating Raymond, Karena admitted that she went out with Derek Lim (林建隆), the younger son of former Miss Hong Kong Ellen Wong (王愛倫). “I already broke up with him before I went out with Raymond. I used to be a very immature person. We were both very young. We were like children – always fighting, all the time.”

But Karena is thankful to have met Derek. “I am very lucky. The boys that I have met in my life were all very kind and loving.”

With rumors of Karena spending millions of Raymond’s hard-earned cash, tabloids claimed that Karena is having a relationship with Raymond’s money instead of himself.

Karena clarified these rumors. “I do not live in a mansion in MacDonnell Road. I cannot afford to rent a home that is over $80,000 HKD a month. The rent I have to pay is not even half of that. My company is supporting me. [Raymond] did not pay on my behalf. Also, my parents live in Australia. They rarely come to Hong Kong, but my mother would occasionally come to visit me. Why would Raymond rent a house for them? He is not close to my parents like what the tabloids are saying. They have talked once on the phone. They’ve never met each other in person.”

Karena expressed that the negative rumors have not affected her relationship with her family, but remarked that some of the rumors involving her parents have gone too far. “They’re absolutely ridiculous and insulting.”

A recent rumor illustrated Karena’s mother to be “gold-digger trainer” and that she has been teaching Karena on how to spot financial providers. It was rumored that Karena intended to drive a $3.2 million HKD luxury car and she was urging Raymond to purchase the car under her father’s name.

Karena shook her head at the rumor. “Our relationship is our business. I understand that a relationship like this would be talked about, and I can deal with my own gossip, but there really is no need to hurt my family like this. My parents did not want me to join the industry at first. I convinced them for a long time before they allowed it. Mom was very worried, but after I finished my second movie, she calmed down. She knows I can take care of myself now. The rumor of me buying a car is absolutely ridiculous. I don’t even have a driver’s license. I don’t know anything about cars. My dad doesn’t live in Hong Kong and he doesn’t have a Hong Kong driver’s license, so how is it possible to register the car under my father’s name?”

The root of Raymond and Karena’s rumors began soon after Raymond announced the relationship in February, before the couple decided to travel around Japan and Italy in 19 days. “The trip was arranged by [Raymond]. I just finished shooting a drama in mainland China, and we were both very tired by work. Coincidentally, both of us could afford some days off together. Since staying in Hong Kong is stressful, we decided to go elsewhere to relax. It was fun.”

Rumors quickly caught on that Raymond had purchased over six designer handbags for Karena in Milan. Karena said, “I didn’t buy handbags when I was in Milan. Maybe someone saw me holding a small shopping bag. I bought him a rope bracelet. It wasn’t extremely pricey. Just a small gift.”

Karena stated once again that Raymond only gave her one handbag – a pale-colored Hermes leather bag that she was caught holding on her flight back to Hong Kong from Los Angeles. Raymond shared the same handbag. “It was his Valentine’s Day gift to me. I never asked him to buy anything for me, but during holidays, we would exchange gifts.” Karena also gave Raymond, who has a habit of collecting toys, a set of action figures. “I went through many means to collect them for him.”

It was widely reported that the sole purpose of Karena’s visit to southern California was to visit Raymond’s parents. Last month, Raymond took Karena to his younger brother’s graduation at the University of Southern California.

“Rocky (Raymond’s brother) and I are around the same age, so we got along well. It was he who invited me to the ceremony.” Karena insisted that she got along with Raymond’s parents. “We ate together and laughed together. They were such baseless reports.”

Asked if Rocky was interested in joining the entertainment circle, Karena said, “He is a business major, and he wants to stay in the sector. He’s not interested in an entertainment career.”

Marriage Before 30?

Karena and Raymond wear the same “couple” ring, but with the fear of paparazzi exaggerating the issue, Karena chose not to wear it anymore. “It’s just jewelry, like what couples wear. Compared to having the same bracelets or handbags, rings can be more sensible.”

Asked if Karena would agree to marry Raymond if he proposed right now, Karena said, “Wow, I never thought about that! I really don’t know how I would react! But we are all logical human beings. [Marriage] is definitely not in the near future for us. I’m will be turning 20. It’s too early. I can’t picture myself being a housewife already. Right now, I’m just thinking about if I have to fly over to United States to shoot my new movie, or where I should go for my vacation afterwards. Just these short-term things.”

Karena is aware that Raymond likes children, but she has not thought about having children herself, or how much she would have. “He has a very close family. Maybe there is a big age gap between him and his brother, so he takes care of his younger brother very well.”

However, Karena does hope to marry by the time she turns 30. “That’s the perfect time.”

Throughout the interview, Karena displayed a sense of maturity that not every 19-year-old would have if he or she was in her situation. In just two years, the entertainment industry has changed Karena from a hopeful teenager to a sophisticated young lady.

“I want to be successful. I want to do things for myself. I don’t want to rely on anyone.”

Raymond Lam Responds

Currently shooting his new television drama in Hengdian World Studios, Raymond accepted a long-distance phone interview with Ming Pao, clarifying his thoughts on the current rumors that are plaguing Karena and their relationship.

“These rumors are attacking her and her family. How many more times can I apologize to her family? It’s okay if the news is about me, but why is it now her fault? She is unhappy, and that makes me unhappy. Whatever she tells [to the press] is the truth and I pledge my word for it. I support her.”

Raymond is not bothered by the 14-year age gap between him and Karena, saying, “She is young, but in many ways, much more mature than I. She has taught me many things. She is a good girl with a sense of propriety, and she [has] made me become a better man. This is true.

“I said I loved Karena seven times, and the reason for that is to express that I don’t want our relationship to be hidden any more, and that would have been my last time responding to our relationship. Regardless, I thank everyone for their concern.”

Source: Ming Pao Weekly #2326 via ihktv.com

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

53 comments to Karena Ng Opens Up on Relationship With Raymond Lam

  1. PK says:

    Hope they become pigs and cows after they die. I want people to eat them forever.

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  2. Anti-VindictiveFakeness says:

    “The thing that you know to be true is the lie that will kill you.”

    Thus, many people have already “eliminated” the “infamous couple” from the interview process. Who do they think they’re fooling with their “misleading” responses?

    Why doesn’t Karena open up about her personal life (herself, parents, siblings, etc.) without mentioning LF? Hmmm… LOL 🙂

    “She talks most who have the least to say.”

    “The innocent have nothing to hide/fear.”

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  3. PK says:

    They’re in China, hope they get robbed and stabbed to death. GTH!!!

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    • a**holes replied:

      Yes, they’re bleed to death and nobody is willing to help them call police because they’re a**holes.

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      • PK replied:

        I’ll be the first to help them call forensic haha!

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  4. NGR says:

    The pervert’s fate should end up like O tama, yes t after s!! He committed so many evil deeds!

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    • PK replied:

      YES, SHOOT THAT PERVERT 1 MILLION TIMES!!!

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      • PK replied:

        1 MILLION TIMES IS NOT ENOUGH, 10 MILLION!!!!!!

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      • Siying replied:

        Only fans who have spent a lot of money on Raymond Lam’s merchandise, spent their life savings on attending as many of his concerts, spent their hours fantasizing about him and spent their conscious minds deluding themselves that when he says “I love you too” at a concert, you thought he meant it in a boyfriend/ husband way and you think the love songs he croons are ballads written for you.

        Now he’s dashed your dreams by dishing out reality and potentially one day get married and have kids, you think he betrayed your love like a husband did to a wife.

        Now, you have a lot of Raymond junk leftover in your house and you are bitter and resentful that the love you ‘shared’ for years has gone.

        Solution for delusioned fans: Don’t cry over spilled milk. Next time, wise up and put your money in a piggy bank, for a better cause.

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      • PK replied:

        2nd shot to his eyes haha!

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      • NGR replied:

        I’ll give the 3rd shot to his nose. It will fall out like plastic haha.

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      • Siying replied:

        Ya and what next? The Tsar Bomb?

        Talk about having no creativity.

        Stop it already and go get a job, earn some cash, buy some good quality fake eyelashes and do some charity.

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      • NGR replied:

        Shot his pens, that will make him painful forever lol.

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      • Siying replied:

        Doesn’t matter where you shoot, he still got fame, and a lot, a lot, a lot , a lot of money. Mostly its your money actually. The money which you spent on him and got nothing in return.

        *CACKLE CACKLE*

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      • PK replied:

        Next shot goes to his ugly ugly cheeks, blow off his ugly cheeks.

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      • Siying replied:

        Talking about cheeks, I’m shocked that you still have the cheek to show yourself around here Ray Hater, and ironically asking me if I was talking to myself when you were clearly caught replying to your own post in agreement with yourself.

        Remember a few days ago?

        Now THAT’s what I call, talking to oneself.

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  5. Koko says:

    She’s so ugly. She looks like a troll. Seriously. There’s something unnatural about her smile.

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    • Frofro replied:

      They’re both ugly. They deserve each other!

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      • dd replied:

        2 comments from first time posters one minute apart with their names very similar in style and capitalization…

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      • Siying replied:

        That was awesome dd. It was spot on! 🙂

        First timers that chose to mysteriously only appear in this article, both have stripper names and both have nothing good to say. As usual.

        This will be their reply, “Siying, stop it with your conspiracy theories! It’s insane, you got to get your head checked.”

        Predictable as the weather.

        “I got my head checked
        By a jumbo jet
        It wasn’t easy
        But nothing is no
        Woooooooooo hooooooooooo…”

        I always loved a Blur song.

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  6. Trini says:

    @Siying. Maybe this sicko gets off by doing this, if you know what I mean. It is the only way it will get some, lol. As Kaboom will say, I hope she washes her hands after her only means of ‘playtime’, lol, lol, lol.

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    • Siying replied:

      Lol, yea I get what you mean Trini, well, what can I say?

      Her imaginary husband called Raymond, took off with her non imaginary money called cold hard cash and ‘left’ her for a younger girl called Karena.

      Leaving behind only tonnes of merchandise of himself called Posters, CDs and DVDs. 😉

      Tragic huh? – chomps on celery sticks –

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      • kaboom replied:

        Hey, did someone mention my name?. Haha. Hello Tini, hello there Lady Siying, what’s up? Hi lady Crystal. Hi Same men and women. Piss off, K and R HATERS. YES, IT IS KILLING THIS WORM THAT karena is younger and prettier than her. Even. Shammu looks better than her, or even Willy the other famous whale, sorry, I mean mammal. YOUR grace Siying, of course Raymond is going to choose the slim, elegant, beautiful and matured Karena. What does the bottomlessname pit has to offer but hatred, hugeness, low self esteem, a criminal background, an ugly character, a mentally warped truckload of split personalities, a family with a trashy background. No wonder she lives in a delusional world.

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      • Siying replied:

        Hi Kaboom! 🙂
        Lol looks like her case file is huge. No pun intended. Lol.

        Croons to Madonna’s ‘Material Girl’ Chorus Tune

        ‘Cause she is living in a delusional world,
        And she is d, d, d delusional girl…ohhhhh
        She knows that she is living,
        In a delusional world,
        And she is d, d, d, delusional girl.’

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  7. BL says:

    Sometimes I get annoyed with reading all these comments. If their disappearance is needed for the peace of this forum.. wish they do leave forever.

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  8. Brook says:

    Her chin is seriously distracting.. in terms of looks, they don’t quite match.

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  9. Catty says:

    Did anybody tell her she’s annoying?? Every time she’s in the news, it’s about Raymond.

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    • Anti-VindictiveFakeness replied:

      Agreed, ever heard of “riding coattails”? LOL 🙂

      “Riding coattails is a metaphor that refers to the way in which lower level or uninspiring celebrities can often reach stardom through their ties to another, more popular and successful celebrity. This can often be used as a generic phrase for anyone that hangs onto another person as they forge ahead, without effort from the hanger-on.”

      Maybe LF is the family her parents are living off of? LOL 🙂

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  10. subtleness says:

    300 =)

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  11. milo says:

    I have read all comments from the start to occupy my time. lol

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  12. Xi says:

    Can anybody tell them to stop promoting themselves? They’re like putting on a show or something.

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    • I feel sick!! replied:

      Exactly, I puke every-time I see them!! DISGUSTING!!!

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      • Xi replied:

        Yes, they’re very annoying… I also went on Weibo and there are hundreds of hate comments every hour from many different people lol (no way one hater can open up so many accounts to yell at her).

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  13. Kidd says:

    What’s with all the hate and extreme words like hoping they get shot and get reincarnated as pig/cow? What have they done to you guys to warrant such ill wishes?

    They are just a couple dating. They are not hurting anyone.

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  14. kaboom says:

    @Kidd, do not waste your time. I agree with you 100% but, the attacking comments ain’t gonna stop. You see, RL chose a princess over a main frog and she and two other female frogs will continue to croak revenge for years. What is pathetic is everyone can see how pathetic and pitiful this frog is, but she cannot see her dire state herself.

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    • Siying replied:

      Wow, even Kermit the frog chose differently. I always wondered why he chose Miss Piggy who’s the biggest diva I know and he didn’t pick a fellow frog to love on.

      Well, now I know. 😀

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      • Trini replied:

        Siying. Hello there, that was priceless, I love it. I laughing at how desperate this thing is for attention. Even trying t tear down normal sane people. Let us not give this thing the time of day. Let us just have some fun and support ach other and K, shall we?.

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      • Siying replied:

        Hi Trini, thanks 🙂

        Yes we shall! Let’s go have some fun in the sun. Wheee.

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  15. jason says:

    cos all the hater are jealous and madder haha ,wish u piss in public to all the hater

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    • Trini replied:

      Yes Jason, you got that right. Why cannot this thing fall in a vat of acid. I for one would have a party. I would spend some of my money and not bat an eyelash. This thing is stinking up this site. All the things it wishes for us and Raymond and Karena, I want those things to happen to it, and then even worse.

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  16. milo says:

    the entertaining part is the comments.

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  17. loooooooooooo says:

    Comments break 300 again!!!!Phenomenon!!!

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    • kaboom replied:

      My a$*%ss. I guess. Love sick crazy groupies goes with being. Phenomanol, no? LOL

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  18. Faye says:

    Can’t believe the state of the comments and still the comment section is not shut down for this article (compared to some in the past where comments were shut down when arguments got out of hand).
    Wake up Jayne

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    • Alisha replied:

      Faye,
      Best to be patient with Jaynestars after all, more comments= more views = more money. Win-win situation!

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  19. I used to think that you and all your many, many weibo and jaynestars names was only feasting on the all you can eat buffets, but I was wrong. Likes like you are eating your own feces too. , cause you so slow with your own sh*t for brains. How can people who want Ray for themselves be so supportive of him being with Karena?. It is you who is royally piss*d that they together. Stop eating your own feces and grow a brain, you andyour agreeing personalities make no sense, regurgitating cow.

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  20. Siying says:

    You mean it does not actually mean Brainless Buffoon? Oh wait. That stands for you, BB.

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    • Siying replied:

      Well, if you are talking about me, I’m not his fan. If you still want me dead, well, sorry to disappoint ya, I’m a very wicked woman and you know what they say about wicked people.

      -whispers-

      They live very, very long.

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    • Siying replied:

      Well, if you weren’t talking to me, then don’t reply in my ‘Reply to this’ comment box, go reply in AH’s reply box.

      If you can’t even reply in the right place, I can’t help it but think highly of myself.

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    • Siying replied:

      Yes that’s what conceited people do. You seriously need to learn how to lose gracefully. Esp when your error has been pointed out.

      No need to attack my character, just admit that you clicked wrongly and replied to me. Unintentionally.

      Or maybe intentionally.

      Ether way, you’ve got me trolling you. Woops, I mean, you’ve got my attention.

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  21. elin says:

    omfg lmfao. these comments are hysterical. pls go get some.you clearly need it badly. hahaha why u obsesing over ray love life lol.

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  22. dd says:

    If I were a psych major I could do an entire thesis on this comments section.

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    • Terminator replied:

      What do you think we’ve been doing in this site?

      Jayne should start a classified section for therapists. It would be better than Craig’s List.

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