Lai Lok Yi Denies Rift With Millionaire In-Laws
Marrying rich heiress Nicole Lee (李潔瑩), Lai Lok Yi (黎諾懿) has to deal with the pressure of having millionaire in-laws. The TVB actor denied recent gossip that he is not getting along with Nicole’s parents, “I’ve already clarified this at my wedding. It’s not true.”
Last November, 34-year-old Lai Lok Yi married longtime girlfriend and former Miss Hong Kong contestant Nicole Lee (李潔瑩), daughter of businessman Lee Chi Keung (李志強). The Lees own skincare clinics throughout Hong Kong, with the family fortune valued at $500 million HKD.
Due to vast differences in their financial backgrounds, Lok Yi and Nicole’s relationship was initially met with public scrutiny. There were rumors claiming that Nicole’s parents did not want her to marry Lok Yi, as they were worried that Lok Yi would not be financially capable to take care of her. The rumors persisted four months after their marriage.
“This isn’t the first time I’ve read reports like this,” said Lok Yi. “These reports came up when I got married, and I already clarified then that we get along really well.”
Although Nicole helps manage the family’s beauty business, Lok Yi said he will not be following his wife’s footsteps and help out at the business. “Her brother is managing the business well. After marriage, we all have our own developments, and I have my own career.” Lok Yi added Nicole and her family are very supportive of his entertainment career. “We just had brunch yesterday, and we would read these gossip reports together and laugh about them.”
Lok Yi also denied accepting his father-in-law’s gifts of a villa and new car, “I’ve always been driving my own cars and living in my own house. Just because I got married it doesn’t mean I have to take anything from anyone. I am capable to do everything on my own.”
Asked if he has recently sold one of his properties, Lok Yi said he purchased the unit two years ago with his wife. “It was for an investment. My wife handles all of that.” In regards to Lok Yi’s nickname “$500 million Crown Prince”, he said, “Marriage is between my wife and I. Her family’s background will not change anything between us. Our families are getting along well and we cannot use money to measure everything.”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.