Romantic boyfriend Raymond Lam (林峯) chose to commemorate Karena Ng’s (吳千語) twentieth birthday with a thoughtful present. Although some believe that he has been spoiling Karena with expensive purchases, Raymond took a more sentimental route on October 27, giving her a do-it-yourself gift.
Since their romance became public in early 2013, Karena has been repeatedly blamed for using her relationship with Raymond to further her showbiz career. She is also portrayed by the media as greedy and materialistic, hungry for Raymond’s massive family fortune.
Raymond further fueled the accusations by openly indulging Karena with material goods, reports an article on Jayne Stars.
Shortly after their relationship was made public, the couple took several vacations around the globe, traveling around Asia, Europe, and the United States. When in Italy, Raymond reportedly gifted Karena a Hermès bag as an extravagant Valentine’s Day present.
Later, Karena allegedly requested Raymond to purchase an $8 million HKD home. Although Karena denied these rumors, the press is adamant that money is a main reason behind her involvement with a man fourteen years her senior.
Upset with the fabricated reports, the couple issued a joint statement in August. Not only did they deny the heavily rumored marriage plans, the two also emphasized that they keep their spending separate. To this day, Raymond continues to shield Karena from her harsh critics.
At a promotional event on November 6, Raymond responded to rumors that he had given Karena $8 million HKD in cash on her birthday, saying, “Seriously? Give [the money] to me, I want it too!”
He also denied reports claiming that he has given her a car, though did not say no to its possibility. He feels that Karena can afford it on her own, and wants her to become more comfortable behind the wheel before putting money down on a major purchase.