Raymond Lam is Dating 18-Year-Old Karena Ng?

Raymond Lam’s (林峯) love life has taken an exciting turn! In early July, Raymond stated that a woman had captured his heart, without providing explicit details. It turned out that 32-year-old Raymond may have fallen for 18-year-old Karena Ng (吳千語), after filming new movie, Love is…Pyjamas <男人如衣服> together in April. The hot rumored couple was caught on a private date on July 21st.

Karena Ng’s Background Revealed

Karena’s mother is of Chinese descent, while her father has a mixed Australian-French-Chinese heritage. Karena Ng’s heritage gave her an exotic beauty. Standing at 5 feet 6 inches, Karena possessed a pair of long legs that mesmerized many fans. After starring in a commercial, Karena was invited by producer Raymond Wong  (黃百鳴) and cast in movie, Magic to Win <開心魔法> opposite Wu Chun (吳尊) in 2011. Karena was nominated in the 31st Annual Hong Kong Film Awards in the Best New Performer category for her performance in Magic to Win.

Karena was one of the young pretty girls that Raymond Wong hoped to promote as part of “New Happy Girls,” in an attempt to replicate the success of the 1980s trio which consisted of Fennie Yuen (袁潔瑩), May Lo (羅美薇), and Charine Chan (陳嘉玲).

Rumored to be a favorite of producer Raymond Wong, Karena also appeared in The Eighth Happiness <八星抱囍>.

Although it was declared earlier that Karena has studied in Australia, conflicting news emerged that she was enrolled in a local Hong Kong high school before entering the entertainment industry.

Raymond and Karena’s Romance Blossoms

Karena Ng and Raymond Lam recently partnered together in new film, Love is…Pyjamas. While filming in Hangzhou, Raymond allegedly tossed aside all his dating reservations, especially after being deeply hurt by Mavis Pan (潘霜霜) in the bed photo scandal  last year. Although Raymond was very busy making career advancements in film and music, he did not wish to let the opportunity slip away after meeting the right romantic prospect.

It was understood that Karena has a very pure, but straightforward personality. Karena indicated that she hoped to get married by 25 years old and have children before turning 30 years old. She claimed that she had only dated once before, in which her boyfriend was a British man.

However, conflicting reports claimed that Karena was involved with former Miss Hong Kong, Ellen Wong’s (王愛倫) son, Derek Lim, since last year. When Raymond and Karena met on the set of Love is…Pyjamas, she was still dating Dennis. Tabloids speculated that Karena may have ended her relationship with Dennis two months ago, after falling for Raymond.

In June, Karena went to Xiamen, China for the first time, to attend the Xiamen Film Festival. Karena even left a teasing message on her blog, “Next time, I will have to go to Raymond Lam’s house because he said that his home offers the best food and is the most comfortable place in Xiamen!”

Caught on Dinner Date

On Saturday, July 21st, Raymond and Karena met for a private date in a Western-style restaurant at approximately 5 PM. Raymond drove from his house to meet Karena at the restaurant. After a 45-minute dinner, Raymond emerged from the restaurant with Karena by his side, holding an umbrella to shield her from the rain. Next, the pair disappeared into a large building for an hour, apparently on a secret “rendezvous.”

Raymond was dressed in a black shirt and wore a cap, while Karena wore a sleeveless white dress. When the pair discovered that the paparazzi was secretly taking photos, they quickly boarded a taxi. They kept their distance in the taxi. Entering the busy streets of Causeway Bay, Raymond suddenly disembarked and ran away, leaving Karena in the taxi by herself!

Hot Karaoke Date

Several days earlier, Raymond, Karena and a group of approximately two dozen crew members from Love is…Pyjamas headed to a karaoke bar in Central, Hong Kong. An insider revealed that Raymond and Karena’s attraction towards each other was very obvious, in which they often chatted with each other. Raymond sang several love songs that evening. Although there was a bathroom inside the karaoke room, Karena chose to use one in the hallway. Raymond went with her and waited outside the bathroom door.

The group partied until 5 AM. An insider revealed, “Raymond asked Karena to leave the karaoke bar together. Who knows where they went afterward?”

Raymond Lam Hints of Dating

In a radio interview on July 3th, Raymond stated, ““In the past, I thought too much. My work is too hectic right now. If I were to come across the right person, I will take hold of the opportunity. I have come across a good romantic prospect, but it is not the right time now. I have to wait and observe a bit more.”

On July 17th, while appearing at a celebratory dinner for Three Kingdoms RPG <回到三國 >, Raymond revealed his stance on declaring his dating status openly, “If the timing were right and I wished to reveal it (the romance), then I will do so, which is normal.” Claiming that he was still looking for the right person, Raymond added that if the public acknowledgement made his girlfriend happy and he was comfortable about an open declaration, he will do so.

Over the last three weeks, Raymond admitted that he met a woman who captured his heart and even said he will reveal the romance should his girlfriend wish to do so. Given his recent dinner and karaoke dates with Karena Ng, Raymond Lam may have very likely found a new girlfriend!

Source: East Weekly #465 via ihktv.com

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Jayne: Not surprised that Raymond is dating again. The fact that he prepped the public early July that he is interested in someone romantically alerted the Hong Kong paparazzi to follow his every move, until they were able to capture photos of his dinner date with Karena Ng.

Karena is very pretty, but do you think 18 is still too young? Dating such a young woman, I guess Raymond just wishes to enjoy the sensations of young, vibrant love.

It is also interesting that Raymond Lam seems to prefer young women, while his Three Kingdoms RPG costar, Kenneth Ma, openly said he prefers older women (even 20 years apart is okay)!

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  1. I think 18 yrs old is A LITTLE tooo young for Raymond esp he’s 32? Although she’s at the legal age, but eh…. I still don’t buy it. Look at Jay Chou and his gf LOL. BTW, KARENA IS SOOOOOO PRETTY!

    1. maybe Karena is taking advantage of LF for fame, OR, maybe LF is using his fame to take advantage of her.

  2. She is pretty but I do think 18 is too young. It’s not necessarily about the age gap. I suppose if he was 52 and she was 38, it won’t be that weird. But he’s 32 so he’s a full on adult. She’s 18, right out of high school, so still a kid IMO. What would you even talk about?

    1. LF was able to catch a good fish that just walked out of high school

      1. Oh please! LF is rich and famous and good-looking too! He’s the big fish that women of all ages are fantasizing about. Karena is the lucky one to have caught him!

  3. Maybe not in Asia, but for me I feel that is young. My daughter will turn 18 in 5 years and If she came home with a 32 year old, I would probably freak! And I would def think that 32 is a loser, that he can’t handle a more mature women that he has to prey around my little girl. I would even question that how they meet and lots of questions!!!

    1. LOL. you’re the funniest person ever. I totally agree with that. When I was 18 I thought I was mature but looking back now. I was really young then and such a little girl. DOn’t forget raymond lam will be 33 by the end of the year. That might make him 15 years apart from Karena. He can even be his father.

      1. She also turn 19 this Oct, before him turn 33. The gap is 14 forever :p

  4. hmm shes a tad bit young isnt she.. does her parents even approve..hes 32. well who am i to critize

  5. Karena is adorable!

    They do look physically compatible (Raymond looks younger than 32) but wouldn’t there be a huge difference in maturity level? I don’t know if this relationship will last long.

    1. Raymond always acts like a kid so it equals out.

  6. okay….yay! for him dating and all! NAY!!! a BIG NAY cuz the girl is 18. The girl is not even legal in America!!!!!!

    1. but then again! Jay Chou gf is 18 tooooo!!!! Something is wrong with Asian men, cuz what does a 30 something year old and 18yr talk about. How great the 30yr is and how she idolizes him?

    2. WTF are u talking about!? She is 18 which is the legal age of consent in most countries especially the USA. She is not old enough to drink or gamble in a casino, but she can date Raymond. Good for him

    3. Not legal? I thought you will get sent to adult jail in US if you committed a crime at 18 and above? And age of consent for most states in US is 18 years old.

    4. Isn’t most country 18 is the legal age to drink, smoke ect.

      1. I think the legal age to gamble, drink and smoke is 21 not 18.

      2. doesn’t matter as long as you don’t get caught

      3. I’m from Austria, and the legal age to smoke and drink alcohol (beer & wine) is 16. And for other alcoholic drinks like vodka or whiskey it’s 18.

  7. I agree that they look physically compatible. Karena is so cute and pretty, huh? I wonder if Raymond is taking a cue from Jay Chou’s success in keeping his relationship on the down low with a much younger and “teachable” woman. lol

    Just kidding. Not really.

    I remember when I was 18, I had no idea what was going on in the world, and 10 years later…sometimes I am still not sure. When you date someone younger, you really can’t expect them to be as mature as you are. Perhaps he’s just looking for a sweet but not terribly profound type of exchange in this relationship. I mean, one that might not lead towards marriage but satisfies the yearning to be with a romantic partner.

  8. She’s beautiful and good at acting too! They look great together! Happy for LF

  9. I really don’t mind the huge age gap. As long as they TRULY LOVE each other than it is fine. I know a lot of people with a big age difference that have been married for a long time. However, they are both in the entertainment circle so I have some doubt that their relationship will last.

    But my question still is: Are they actually dating?

  10. Are they actually dating?
    Karina is pretty! :’)
    In my opinion, it’s a bit weird to date someone who is 10+ years older but if they’re serious, then they should value it ! 😀

  11. At 18 she doesn’t even know herself or what she wants. 32? I wouldn’t be pleased if it was my daughter.

  12. she doesn’t look that young and he doesn’t look that old so i guess it’s not that weird…i think it’s kind of hard to compare raymond with jay chou because jay chou looks way older lol

    1. totally agreed Jay look like he can be Hannah’s dad lolz

      1. I don’t think Jay looks that old… At most he looks like her older brother but not father…

  13. I think he went over board this time he date a 18 +I can”t belive that the parents is go to said no for sure. he 33 old and he date a 18 girl oh my god

  14. what do they talk about a 18 girl talk to 32 guys this is he need to look for his age group. not like a high school girl came out for school that is so wrong. now he to busy run away for the people try to get more information about this story

  15. This reminds me of Harry Styles and Caroline Flack LOLOLOL. Go look them up. They are almost the same age as them.

  16. Coincidentally, both Jay Chou and Raymond Lam were born in 1979; Karena Ng and Hannah Quinlivan were born in 1993.
    These two couples should hang out hahaha.
    Raymond must be busy chasing after Karena that he doesn’t have time to console his friend, Ron. hahaha

  17. I think she does looks like the type style of girls that Raymond likes. Anyways, I don’t oppose them, if he is dating here, then wish them best.
    18 is OK, back then people get married much early. Even in China now, in many places people still get married early, especially in places that is not well developement.

    1. U spoke too soon. This story already eclipsed by Bosco’s announcement.

      1. I saw it yesterday the news they up load it and you now it first them me we live in to different place the first they will show it in Hong Kong then oversea read the next day celebrate can get away from anything

  18. I feel celebrities can get away with so much stuff, honestly if you knew someone who is 33 and dating an 18 year old, what would you really think? I am about Raymond’s age and if he was my friend I would probably make fun of him. Oddly would even ask the heck you meet this 18 year old and what do you have in common with them :x.

    1. Ping0,
      Well a 18-year-old who works in the entertainment industry is exposed to different people and experiences than a normal 18-year-old.

      The mark of adulthood is often defined by the experiences and involvement in broader society. Financial responsibilities usually mark entry in adulthood as well.

      Given that Karena has been working in the film industry for more than a year, she may be more mature than the standard 18-year-old fresh out of high school. It is not quite the same benchmark to compare. She may be a few more years more mature in her mentality.

      1. I agree and age does not always define maturity but it is also your experiences in life as well. Those experiences is what shapes who you are. You can be really old but still act like a kid.

      2. if she’s more mature than normal 18 year olds b/c she’s been in the entertainment business, then LF must be REALLY REALLY REALLY old since he’s been in the entertainment for a really really really long time

      3. It can be the other way around too Jayne, she may be less mature with her mentality and lack life experience compared to other normal 18 year old.

      4. But she has only been in the industry for a couple of years – max. Not enough to really claim that it has matured her that much to bridge a 14 years gap.

      5. Why she has to bridge 14 gap? He can protect her and dun talk with her like similar age women. Or he can be younger to suit her. His character is already young at heart. If not he didnt call himself 3years 2 months instead of 32 years old.

        Karena might be mature, might be not. She just needs to be herself in the love, if it’s true. Same to LF. One hand cant clap. A relationship need 2.

  19. I think they look like a sweet couple and congrats if it is true. She seems better than Mavis in my opinion.

  20. Rather than judging that Raymond is robbing the cradle, I think his choice to date Karena Ng (if it is true) may be based on the following:

    1. Raymond wants to regain part of his lost youth (which was spent working non-stop filming inhumane hours for TVB)

    2. He wishes to date for fun and not responsibility.
    A 18-year-old girl might have less baggage of bitter past love experiences, demands for marriage and getting serious, etc. A 18-year-old girl is just starting out in life and society and if the love relationship doesn’t work out, she may move on quicker. A woman past mid-twenties might wish to think about more serious issues in life such as marriage and long-term future, which Raymond is not ready to commit to yet. Even Mavis Pan allegedly spoke about marriage with him.

    3. Not interested in a deep relationship, not interested in seeking an equal to unload deepest heart burdens

    Not everyone is looking for deep, meaningful conversations in a relationship. Maybe he just wants fun companionship.

    I find it very interesting to contrast Raymond’s choice of dating partner with Kenneth Ma’s professed criteria. Kenneth seems to be homebody and looking for someone who wishes for stability and less excitement. In fact, Kenneth may be unable to offer his partner any excitement. He seems to yearn for a simple family life and thinks that young women may wish for unrealistic things, such as romance and excitement, things he may not be able to provide. Kenneth seems to be more eager for a family-type of companionship, which an older woman may want as well.

    1. I agreed with you Jayne!

      Ma Ming is my type of guy lolz too be i’m too young for him

      1. Wow! Then you must also like to watch porn and play alot of magic show on lovers rite?

      2. lol wtf tony! is that all you think about is porn? just becos Ma Ming like to watch it.

        I like Ma Ming because his good personality, loving n caring n mature kind of guy.

    2. yeah…sure…only 18 year olds can provide excitement and noncommittal relationships…

      1. you also want to be a part of this exciting non-legitimate relationship?

      2. The older cant or wont? 18 years old cant get married?

      3. IA. I have a hard time believing that just because a guy wants a non-committal relationship he has to date that young. And think about it, sure, there are a share of women in the entertainment business who just want to snag a wealthy husband. But there’s a far bigger share of ambitious women who want to make a career – you really think they want to tie themselves down at an early age? Please.

    3. As much as I know about LF, he isnt the type of dating just for fun. Yup, he might change his love quickly but he is serious whenever he has a relationship. Unless he changed (which I highly doubt), he never showed that he worked or did anything just for fun. Look at his career as example. Anyone can think he is doing everything for fun? Looking back to his relationship with PSS, he was serious with her. He did deny he dated her, but rather than “he quit she goes” controversion.

      I dont know much about MM to comment and compare. But their 2’s love life, wont know who is more varied than others.

      1. P/S: LF may not want to get married but his parents are sure to want. And I dun find any sign of him to anti-family. He loves kids, love to take care of kids. He is the oldest son in a family. He wants to get married, in my opinion. Just that he cant.

  21. Lets just say he’s into young girls. He is not committed. Lusting for his younger years that he missed. He said he used to be very shy. Karena is really pretty. At first sight, she looks line linda chung to me. Linda is more of his age group. there will be more stuff to talk about. I think he is a playboy still. Hannah you’re right if i were to marry a guy it’s got to be Ma ming and dating wise or to fool around would be with raymond lam. he’s not willing to settle. He’s a 70s kid and Karena is a 90s kid. My cousin in total has dated around 15 guys. They were all much older than her. She finally found a guy that she LOVES so much that is the same year as her. She said that all the guys that she’s been with, this is the guy that she wants to marry. I think Karena might be looking for money and fame while raymond is for sex. He rather have a pure one or cleaner one. My guyfriend that dates a lot of grls (he’s got money) has told me that all the young girls that he’s dated are all materialistic. they are looking for Gucci and LV bags not love.

    1. Sadly, not only the young girls run for money and branched bags. The older women, even the 70s, 60s, 50s are running after these things. Being materialistic or not us up to the girls or guys, not the age. Older woman also have ppl open mouth with money. Who doesnt want money? Money money money, is it funny in a rich man world?

      Same for the guys. He wanna flirt, he’ll be flirty and meet the girls who wana be flirted. He is serious, he’ll find the girls who are serious with love. It’s own choice.

  22. Somehow most bloggers tend not to chastise LF and his 18 year old but chastise Edison and his 18 year old fling. Hmmm…double standard?

    1. If you are talking about EDC’s latest noisy gf Cammie Tse, she is 15 turn 16.

  23. Guys, the girl is turning 19 this year.. not 18.

      1. It’s to clarify…

        Some people were comparing him as 33 to her as 18.

  24. Ugh. I’m 19, why don’t you pick me, Raymond? I’ve been waiting for 8 years.

    Kidding. As long as you’re happy, I’m happy.

    Oh but honestly, I watched that Magic to Win movie and I thought Karena was ANNOYING in it. And unforgettable, if the article hadn’t mentioned “Wu Chun”, I would have had no idea who this Karena Ng person is.

    Not that I’m jealous or anything……

      1. That’s what I said? I meant that if the article hadn’t mentioned Wu Chun, I wouldn’t have remembered her at all in the movie.

  25. Too bad at this moment she denied.

    Perhaps they are only in first stage and they dun want to reveal. He kept mentioning of timing recently, about if the girl wanna reveal he’ll reveal. So have to wait.

    I support them :D. Karena from what I’ve seen in her, she is a maturer than age girl. Since she dated before, she has experience to handle the situation the best way. Go, FungYu. Dont make me wait for long.

    1. Reporters need to do some more snapping 😉

    2. Fox,

      No comment f/ LF yet?

      Do u like karena better than rose? I don’t have a feeling for her yet. Rose is pretty but she is also too young.

      1. Yes. But today he has function. Maybe some responses from hum.

        I like him to get married soon. With whoever I still support. I have faith in his taste, judging from who he dated.

  26. Think 18 yrs is really too young. They will go though lots of hoops with her age as she has still to mature. However wish them all the best

  27. Even 19 is too young for dating in serious relationship. I guess it is for fun dating no serious or long plan 🙂 no presure of marriage 🙂 smart Raymond 🙂

      1. Then he’ll have to wait a long time b/c she’s too young now. Can’t just date her 2 yrs and ready for marriage. Have to wait at least > 5 yrs.

      2. She wanna get married before 25, stated by her. So maybe the wait isnt long. He is only 32 turn 33, still can wait for the princess 2-5 years to her limit.

      3. Probably not that long since the article did say that she wants to get married before 25 and have kids before 30.. Not sure how reliable that is though.

      4. All the girls say that same BS. Not many actually come true. Plus if she marries that young, I doubt it will last. It’ll be like nic and ceci.

      5. I don’t know but really that in the recent years, I see many 90s or late 80s girls get married before the first middle 80s and even 70s :P.

      6. I think it is her wanting to get married more than him.

  28. Did I pose this? No? You wanna know why so young?

    1. crunchier
    2. he likes pretty young girls. Not shallow but is sort of creepy. Also probably the girl has less history to deal with and being young, maybe he likes the spoilt (manja) type
    3. he likes a girl with a nice body and a pretty face so all the “pork chops” can go now.
    4. most important of all, why 18? because he wants to play and he doesn’t want to marry yet.

    I believe when he does settle down it will be a pretty young model around 20s.

    1. Ahhhh let him hav e a bit of fun. He is 32, rich, young, handsome, talented, successful even if poor taste in women who will serve him well… if this is true love, and the girl stands the wrath of fans, then good for him and her! If not, they will break up soon enough. He does need an outlet and a sex life.

  29. i’m 18 myself, and i find this a little unsettling. can’t imagine myself dating somebody with such a huge gap at still a such a young age. regardless of whether or not karena is in the entertainment industry, the age gap is still too big for her at this point in time.

      1. “and plus, it is LF” – His photobook popped up.

      2. i’m really surprised at the amount of slack this guy is getting. imo, regardless of whether or not raymond lam is a celebrity or not the age gap is a little ridiculous.

  30. Frankly..
    … young is much juicy…m…..muack

  31. Yes, appearance wise they do match as she can definitely pass for early 20’s and LF for late 20’s. On a more intellectual level, an 18 year old girl still does not have the mindset and maturity of someone like LF’s age. He is one of the most popular Asian stars right now so it’s understandable that she would fall for him in his pursuit for her. Who wouldn’t???….it’s LF for crying out loud!! I would jump at the opportunity if given to me. But as her parents, I would really question LF’s intentions since why would a 30 something year old man be interested in my teenage daughter.

  32. Alright, what Edison Chen started had caught on. All these 30 something creeps are going after teenagers now. LOL!!

    Maybe Ron Ng should start to hang out around some school yards and see what he can find. Heheehe

  33. Karena seems very nice and pretty! Raymond did really learn something from his mistakes 😉

  34. There is no problem with them dating, but the problem will be Karena’s friends are her age and Raymond’s his age, so how are they going to socialize together? Karena would want to go see Lady Gaga concert and Raymond would want to see a Lai Ming concert. I’m sure Karena don’t want to be in a place with older couples having red wine while dancing. I’m betting Raymond has no interest looking out of place with Gaga monsters. Unless they both live in a cave, this will work.

    1. Why would you assume their friends will socialise together? Each can keep their respective friends.

  35. Lam fung could be his old brother or it should I said his dad. they like is sso so wired date I met his parents is ?? he a lots a even on the girl side of the parents are go to ??

  36. she’s pretty and sweet looking but yeh the age difference…… is ….. she’s too young. still a little kid.

  37. It might work out. Roger and his wife are around 15 years apart.

    1. They are 15 years apart. Steve Ma Jing To(Taiwanese actor) and his second wife are 20-21 years apart and they are ok…

  38. Ahhhh.. I’m happy that he’s happy again. Age doesn’t matter. She’s 18, in the entertainment industry, she knows what she wants.

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