Lai Lok Yi (黎諾懿) and fiancée Nicole Lee (李潔瑩) will be getting married in November.
Dating since early 2012, their relationship was initially heavily scrutinized by the media due to their financial disparity.
Nicole, whose family owns a beauty corporation, has a family fortune of over $500 million HKD. Dubbed as the “$500 million Prince Consort”, Lok Yi promised that his wedding with Nicole will be grand and memorable.
They plan to have a destination wedding in Bali and a larger banquet in Hong Kong Parkview, a large private housing estate. Lok Yi gave Nicole a 4-carat diamond ring and spent over $100,000 HKD to have an underwater wedding photoshoot.
However, despite having a lavish and luxurious wedding, the couple normally lives a much humbler lifestyle.
On October 2, Lok Yi and Nicole were spotted on a movie date in Kowloon Bay. Extracting money from the ATM, Lok Yi and Nicole walked to a nearby movie theater to purchase tickets. Afterwards, they went to a hot dog shop for dinner.
After a few minutes discussing about what to eat, Lok Yi ordered the food while Nicole sat down to play with her phone. After eating, they quickly walked back to the theater for their movie.
It was said that their relationship was initially met with disapproval by Nicole’s parents. Lok Yi, who was still a struggling actor in TVB at the time, was under a lot of stress to appease Nicole’s family.
In recent years, Lok Yi’s popularity increased after the successful sitcom Come Home Love <愛．回家> aired.
Nicole denied the reports claiming that her father was unhappy with Lok Yi. She said Lok Yi and her family have become very close.
She praised Lok Yi for being financially independent and said her family would not allow her to marry him if he did is not an upright individual.