Etta Ng, Jackie Chan's 17-year-old daughter, has come out as a lesbian. She announced her news on Instagram by posting a photo of her to Instagram in front of a rainbow flag, along with the following hashtags: '#lgbtqai #lgbt #lesbian #androgynous (sic),' and later confirmed her relationship with 30-year-old social media influencer Andi Autumn.
This is the first we're hearing of Etta in a very long time, as she chose to stay out of the spotlight for most of her life. The media went crazy over Etta around the time of her birth in 1999, when they dubbed her ‘Little Dragon Girl’. The Rush Hour hero had an affair with Elaine Ng, a beauty and pageant queen from late '90s, which ended before Etta's birth. Since then, Etta and her mother have lived in privacy in Hong Kong.
After breaking the news, Etta admitted that she was 'speechless' at how much support she has received after growing up with a lot of 'negativity and close mindedness' throughout her life. Days after her original post, Etta has also followed up with another picture to thank everyone for their support and encouragement.
I am in awe at the amount of support and love poured my way. I am speechless at how followers went to my Girlfriend @andiautumn and my account to show us both so much positivity. People all over the world have been rooting us on as Hong Kong media continues to mock. I’ve grown up in a world of negativity and close mindedness but I am at that point where I realise that I can use my experience to tell my truths and help others just like me. Thankfully I’ve grown since the days I was powerless and uncertain what the world has for me. Thank you for the enormous outpour of love and acceptance. 🌈❤️🙌🏻💪🏻 我對於大家的支持和愛感到十分驚喜與感激。你們在我和我女朋友 @andiautumn 的instagram户口留下的正能量實在令我感恩。多謝來自世界各地的你們給我的祝福，令我感到恩惠，當香港傳媒不斷去評論我的生活時，令我感受到無比的壓力。我從小在一個佈滿負面和封閉的環境下長大，但是隨著社會進步，我希望能夠利用我的故事來説出真相從而幫助其他和我處境一樣的人。我曾經對於世界和未來感到非常無助和迷惘，但慶幸身邊一直有不同的人去支持和鼓勵我，令我想通了，成長了。最後我想再次多謝大家的關懷和接受。🌈❤️🙌🏻🦄 #lgbt #androgynous #lgbtqai #loveislove #lovewins #lovealwayswins #lesbian #love #support #🌈 #androgynous #queer #gay #gaygram #loveyourself #advocacy
Etta’s girlfriend Andi too publicly declared her love for Etta and claimed the pair have suffered 'discrimination' from everyone regarding their relationship. She too used Instagram as her platform of choice to voice her stand.
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. We will continue to share our journey and hope we can help others along the way. Let's make this world a peaceful and understanding one. #pansexual #lgbtqai #loveislove #lovealwayswins #queer #loveyourself
Jackie Chan, one of Asia’s biggest artists and China’s leading actor, hasn't commented on the announcement yet, and most likely unlikely to do so in the near future. In 2015, the teenager confirmed she doesn't feel that he is her father.
She said in an interview in 2015, “He is not my dad. I have no feelings for him. He is my biological father but he is not in my life. He never existed in my life. I will never regard him as a father. I would not say that he is my dad. I would say, 'Oh, Jackie Chan, an actor'.”
But, there are no hard feelings now as Etta adds, "I am not angry with my father, and have never wished to see him.”
Jackie also has a son, Jaycee, 34, with wife Joan Lin, who he married in 1982.