Jackie Chan is a well-known martial arts actor with a complicated personal life. His relationship with his daughter, Etta Ng Chok Lam, has received much media attention.
Jackie Chan’s Admission of Neglecting His Estranged Daughter
During the promotion of the 2013 film “Police Story,” Jackie Chan made a candid admission about his neglect of his daughter. According to a report by Cinema Online, Jackie emotionally shared, “I find myself unable to hold back tears when filming scenes with Tian Jing, as it reminds me of my Xiao Long Nu. I have neglected her for far too long.
A Challenging Childhood
Etta Ng was born on November 19, 1999, in Hong Kong to Jackie Chan and former beauty queen Elaine Ng Yi-Lei. Her birth came when Chan was still in a relationship with Elaine Ng, although they were not married. Unfortunately, their tumultuous relationship did not stand the test of time, and the couple split shortly after Etta’s birth.
In 2015, Etta clarified that Jackie Chan may be her biological father, but he has never played a role in her life. “He never existed in my life. I will never regard him as a father,” she candidly expressed, as reported by E! News. Despite this, Etta has come to terms with the situation and remains content with her life.
She emphasised that she holds no resentment towards her father and has never desired to see him. Etta asserts that her father’s presence is unnecessary as long as she has her mother. Etta and her mother maintain a highly private lifestyle in Hong Kong, keeping their personal affairs out of the public eye.
Etta Ng’s Courageous Coming Out Journey as a Lesbian
In a series of Instagram posts back in 2017, Etta Ng courageously revealed her sexual orientation as a lesbian and queer. The first post featured a captivating silhouette against a vibrant rainbow background, accompanied by relevant hashtags. The response from her followers was overwhelmingly positive, prompting her to share a second post expressing her heartfelt gratitude.
In the now-deleted post, Etta expressed her astonishment and appreciation for the immense support and love she received. She expressed, “I am speechless at how followers went to my Girlfriend @andiautumn and my account to show us both so much positivity. People worldwide have been rooting us on as Hong Kong media continues to mock us. Growing up, I experienced a lot of negativity and close-mindedness. However, I now understand that I can use my experiences to share my truth and help others who may be going through similar struggles. I am grateful for the love and acceptance I have received, and I have come a long way from feeling powerless and uncertain. Thank you for your tremendous support.
Embracing Personal Identity
In November 2018, Etta Ng made headlines when she publicly came out as gay on social media. In a significant moment of self-acceptance, she shared her relationship with social media influencer Andi Autumn with the world. In a now-deleted post, “Thank you to all of those who have shown love and support towards @stolenmilktea and I.
We appreciate everyone’s kind words, and it’s honestly giving us more energy to fight for what’s right,” she wrote in one of her social media posts. Our journey will continue, and we aspire to aid others on their paths. Together, let us strive towards a world characterised by peace and understanding. Remember to love yourself. Love always triumphs. #pansexual #lgbtqai #loveislove #lovealwayswins #queer
She made headlines in 2018 after she and Andi Autumn sought refuge in Canada, claiming they were homeless and unsafe in Hong Kong due to homophobia. They appealed to the public for support, launching a crowdfunding campaign to cover their living expenses and legal fees. This move attracted significant media attention and sparked further discussion about Etta’s relationship with her father.