1. She doesn’t speak to her father, Jackie Chan
Etta Ng, 17, (full name Etta Ng Chok Lam) has said that she has never had a relationship with father Jackie Chan, 63. While there was much media frenzy around her birth in 1999 — the media called her “Little Dragon Girl” — she’s lived a fairly private life in Hong Kong growing up. Jackie, who had an affair with Etta’s mother, Elaine Ng, while married to current wife, Joan Lin, hasn’t been in Etta’s life.
“He is my biological father but he is not in my life,” Etta said in a 2015 interview. “He never existed in my life. I will never regard him as a father.” She’s okay with the situation, though. “I am not angry with my father, and have never wished to see him. As long as I have my mother with me, I don’t need my father.”
2. She came out as a lesbian on Instagram
Etta revealed in a series of Instagram posts that she identifies as a lesbian and queer. The first photo was her beautiful silhouette against a rainbow background that simply used hashtags. After the overwhelming amount of people in the comments supporting her, she dropped a second post with a lengthy message of gratitude attached:
“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. 🌈❤️🙌🏻💪🏻”
Four days later, she posted another photo from the rainbow shoot to celebrate National Coming Out Day.
3. She’s dating social media star Andi Autumn
Social media influencer Andi Autumn began posting beautiful pics of herself and Etta together on her own Instagram account, confirming that they’re in a committed relationship. She captioned one shot, “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”
4. She lives in Hong Kong with her mother
After her birth, Etta remained in Hong Kong with her mother Elaine, a former beauty pageant queen. She’s lived a pretty private life, but came back into the spotlight after it was revealed that she was hanging out — then actually dating — Andi. She never took her father’s last name.
5. She said that she was closeted because of “negativity”
Etta said in her Instagram post that the love and positivity shown to her since coming out as a lesbian is amazing, because she grew up “in a world full of negativity and close mindedness.” She didn’t go into details about what that negativity she experienced was, but chided the Hong Kong media for “mocking” her.
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