Etta Ng Reveals Her Relationship with Estranged Father, Jackie Chan

Etta Ng Wife Andi Reveals Relationship with Estranged Father, Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan’s (成龍) daughter with Elaine Ng (吳綺莉), Etta Ng (吳卓林), recently returned to Hong Kong as a married woman with her Canadian wife, Andi.  It has been quite tumultuous for her and her family as she came out as a lesbian and left home to be with Andi in Canada last year.  Her struggles in Canada were also documented when she and Andi were publicly asking for financial assistance and even tried to look for Jackie Chan as a last resort.  

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“He’s actually not bad or good in my eyes because I don’t know him.”

Etta Ng and Andi recently sat down with Apple Daily for an exclusive interview.  They talk about their relationship and future and also bring up Etta Ng’s relationship with her father, Jackie Chan.  When asked if she’s ever seen her father before, Etta Ng, who has been given the moniker “Little Dragon Girl” by the media, responds, “I’ve never seen him.  You asking me if I’ve ever seen him is like me asking you.  The level of familiarity I have with him is about the same as yours.  He’s actually not bad or good in my eyes because I don’t know him.  I won’t judge a person I don’t know.  I know when I was younger I said some impulsive things, but right now my mental health is much more balanced.  I believe people will do wrong things sometimes.  However much wrong you did, is your life, not my life.  I don’t even care.  But it’s really weird.  Once I was born, everyone knew who I was.  I don’t even know who I am.  Everyone is looking at me and waiting to see how I die or how I end up.  I’m thinking to myself, what?”

When asked if it was stressful being Jackie Chan’s daughter, Etta Ng says, “It’s true.  That’s why I was really unhappy before.  It was the hardest for me when I was going to school in China.  People thought I had a relationship with my father and would say things like ‘rich girl, rich girl’.  I don’t even want to talk about that school, but those teachers are also useless.  I was on the ground being kicked.  A teacher passes by and says, “Don’t be like that.”  They stop and the teacher leaves, but they continue kicking.” 

“I’ve never thought about getting anything from him.”

Jackie Chan once revealed in an interview that he was leaving half of his estimated 3 billion HKD fortune to his wife, Joan Lin (林鳳嬌) and son, Jaycee Chan (房祖名), while the other half is being donated to charity.  In Jackie Chan’s latest memoir, there was no mention of Etta Ng at all.  On these comments, she expresses, “I don’t want anything from him.  And I don’t mind,  I’m not hurt.  It’s really none of my business.  It’s good that he’s donating to charity, but maybe I think too much, like where is his money going and how is it being used?  In the end, I don’t care.”  

About the video of her searching for Jackie Chan, Etta Ng says, “When I was looking for my father, there were a lot of things I didn’t know.  I wasn’t trying to get money from him or money from anyone else.  Everyone who watched the video said, ‘You want money, you want money.’  No, I was confused.  I was scared.  I have mental health problem sometimes.  I feel like a lot of things have made me lost.  In a way, yes, it was a cry for help, but it was a cry for help for information.  If I meet him, I’ll say, ‘Yo, what’s up dude.  That’s cool.  Can you give me some info? Like what happened when I was young?  Why is my mom like this? I need answers.’.”    

On Rumors of Jaycee Chan Reaching Out to Help

On whether she has met her brother, Jaycee Chan, Etta Ng says no, but the reporter presses on and mentions the rumors of him once helping her and even going out to have dinner together.  To this, Etta Ng says, “No, there was no such thing.  I don’t know him.  We have blood relations.  Like Mr. (Jackie) Chan, I don’t know you.  I don’t hate you.  I don’t love you.  I don’t have any feelings about him.  I only know of his existence.  That’s all.”  On why she changed her last name from Ng to Zen, she says, “I was never a Chan.  I want my own identity.  Zen is really just to remind myself to be calm.” 

On Her Relationship with Andi

Etta Ng says about her relationship with Andi, “I understand what everyone’s thinking. ‘You’re only 19 and don’t know what you’re thinking.  You’re rushing to get married.  You don’t know what you’re doing.  You guys will break up in a few years.’  No way.  I know what I’m doing.  She is perfect.  I don’t know how you want me to explain it.”

On the public’s opinion about Andi only being with her for money, Etta Ng says, “When we first met, she didn’t know I was the daughter of someone famous.  I tried my best to explain myself.  As for people saying she’s after my money, I don’t have any money!  So I don’t know what people think.  It’s funny to me.” 

Etta Ng also shares she already knew she was gay in the 6th grade.  In order to appease her mother, she had once tried going out with a boy, but she felt it was wrong and hard to accept.  On Elaine Ng not accepting Andi, Etta Ng says, “I don’t think she would dare say it to the media, but I think she’s a traditional woman, it’s hard for her to accept.  When she sends me a message, it will say, ‘Tell your friend’ not ‘Tell your wife.’  Andi is the person I love the most in the world.  My mom is my mom.  Every child wishes for their mom to accept their significant other.  I think this takes time to slowly adapt.  Maybe it’s too shocking all of a sudden for her to accept change.  So give her some time.  Of course I hope she accepts her, but we have to take it slow.  We can’t force things.”  

Credit: Apple Daily (1, 2, 3), Andi Autumn IG, Jackie Chan IG

One thought on “Etta Ng Reveals Her Relationship with Estranged Father, Jackie Chan

  1. I hope things get better for her. It’s unfair that she’s had to suffer the consequences of her parents’ actions. It sounds like her struggles with her mom go way beyond the issue of Jackie’s sh*t behavior.

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