In recent times, Etta Ng Chok Lam suddenly burst into the limelight as a result of her blood ties with a certain A-lister of the movie world. Though he has never acknowledged her existence, Etta’s biological father happens to be the legendary Chinese movie superstar – Jackie Chan who left her mum Elaine pregnant after an illicit affair. Though that father-daughter relationship is lacking between Jackie and his illegitimate daughter, Etta has not been spared media attention one bit. Read on to get the inside story on her background and family life.
Who is Etta Ng Chok Lam
The question of who Etta Ng Chok Lam is, cannot be accurately answered without recounting her mother’s relationship with the famous Asian actor Jackie Chan. It happened that Etta’s mother Elaine Ng Yi-Lei won the 1990 Miss Asia beauty pageantry which put her in the public eye, drawing the attention of many A-listed men, one of whom is Jackie who was already husband to Joan Lin as at that time. This means that whatever he had with Etta’s mum can only be illicit, so in 1999 when Elaine announced her pregnancy and Jackie’s role in it, the renowned actor was quick to tag it an unfortunate mistake. However, he acknowledged the relationship but failed to do his duty by the unborn baby who happened to be Etta Ng Chok Lam.
The daughter of Jackie Chain was born an illegitimate child on the 18th of January 1999 with a lot of media frenzy surrounding her birth. The press which referred to her as the Little Dragon Girl published a lot about the circumstances of her birth. Etta Ng Chok Lam’s mum single-handedly raised her, she once revealed that her daughter’s dad was an absentee father and has never lifted a finger to assist her, neither has he asked to know about his child’s whereabouts. Consequently, Etta was raised in HongKong, living a fairly private life.
In spite of the fact that it was just Etta and her mum all through, their relationship can best be described as strained, the hostility between mother and daughter became public knowledge when Etta went public with accusations of cruelty and abuse against her mum. The fact that Elaine got arrested for child abuse when Etta was in her teenage years lends credence to the fact. Prior to that, she had previously claimed that her world revolves only around her mum.
According to reports, Etta Ng Chok Lam did not complete her education; she dropped out on the way as a result of her less than perfect relationship with her mother. Even Elaine once revealed that her daughter was in serious need of medical help, but she had not been taking her doctor’s appointment seriously since she left Hong Kong. According to her mum, Etta has had a lot of struggles with several emotional issues but she was only able to take psychological therapy for a very short time before she completely stopped with her relocation out of Hong Kong.
On the other hand, Etta Ng Chok Lam’s relationship with her biological father was never a normal one. According to Etta, it is not possible for her to see Jackie Chan in the light of a father. She went further to say that she harbors no hard feelings against her dad even with the strained relationship between them. In addition, Etta has never wished to meet Jackie neither has she sought financial assistance from him and consequently, the daughter of a multi-millionaire had to contend with poverty.
Important to note that Etta is a confirmed lesbian that went public with her sexual orientation in 2017, making major announcements through her social media accounts. Although her declaration was met with scorn from the mainstream media in her home country, she received millions of support from fans and internet users, especially the LGBT community.
Is Etta Ng Chok Lam Really Homeless?
It was in an April 2018 YouTube video featuring her same-sex lover that Etta Ng Chok Lam claimed she was homeless, with no other option than to sleep under the bridge. The estranged daughter of Jackie Chain put the blame for her plight on the society which she described as homophobic. According to Etta, several of her relatives cut off from her as a result of her sexuality.
She was putting up with her Canadian girlfriend Andi Autumn in a friend’s home in Canada. Even the friend declined to offer them further assistance which led Etta to share the video, asking for assistance from the general public. Going by her words, no one has since come to their aid, not even the police or the LGBTQ community.
Etta Ng Chok Lam later tied the nuptial knot with her girlfriend in a civil ceremony held in Andi’s home country, Canada. Their wedding which happened on the 8th of November 2018 was well-publicized by the duo on social media. They wasted no time in sharing several of their loved up photos, brandishing their marriage certificate in the process.