48-year-old Karen Tong (湯寶如) used to be a famous singer and was known as a “7 little flowers in PolyGram” (寶麗金七小花) with Vivian Chow (周慧敏), Winnie Lau (劉小慧), Vivian Lai (黎瑞恩), Linda Wong (王馨平), Shirley Kwan (關淑怡) and Priscilla Chan (陳慧嫻) in 1990s. She released many albums and many of her songs became the top hits.
However since 1998, Karen made lesser performances after dating a composer, Tam Gwok Zing (譚國政) and both parted their ways eventually. In 2004, she dated a car racer (陳德民) who was younger than her by 5 years old and was pregnant without getting married in 2007. It led to the public assuming that Karen was focusing on taking care of her family but it turned out that she went for stage performances to earn income for many years. It did not cross her mind to hide her work and she said: “Honestly speaking, I am working and going for stage performances including overseas for the past 20 years. I also pursue criminal psychology course and learn to bake a cake and drawing. After graduation, I choose to develop a singing career during my prime time and did think of continuing my studies in an university.”
Although Karen and her car racer boyfriend are dating together for 15 years and have a son (陳俊滔) who is 12 years old, but she believes having a status is a heavy burden and tying the knot does not cross her mind. She said: “I dislike getting married as it makes me feel restricted and scary whenever attending the weddings. My partner’s mother kept urging me to get married when my son was born initially and I told her no need to. She accepted it slowly. Haha! My boyfriend and I give freedom to each other and I seldom ask about his whereabout.
After singing the oldies in TVB show, 50 Golden Classics (流行經典50強) in 2017, it received excellent responses which motivated Karen to make a comeback in the singing industry. She also held a concert to mark her 25th anniversary year in her singing career. In October 2019, Karen will be holding another concert and making a breakthrough by showing her 36E breast size to the audiences. A few days ago, East Week (東周) discovered her image consultant, Nelson Cheung (張學潤) picked a bra top for Karen to try it at a boutique at the Central. At her age, Karen indeed has a good body figure.