While Jackie Chan may be an incredibly successful actor, singer, and Kpop manager with devoted fans all over the globe, he may not be quite so beloved in his own home.
In a recently re-surfaced interview from 2015, Chan spoke frankly about his relationship with Taiwanese actress Joan Lin, his wife of 35 years, and how he had only decided to marry her after she became pregnant with their son Jaycee.
“It was an accident which conceived Jaycee. I had never thought of getting married, but I felt it was akin to being forced to get married,” Chan admitted, according to Asia One.
Also in the interview, Chan admitted to having “many girlfriends” when he was younger, and said that the romance between him and Lin, who he married secretly in a Los Angeles coffee shop in 1982, had died long ago.
Of course, Chan has long been rumored to have had “many girlfriends” while being married to Lin, including former beauty queen Elaine Ng, who gave birth to Jackie’s daughter, Etta Ng, in 1999. Chan admitted that his affair with Ng had been a mistake, saying that he had “only committed a fault that many men in the world commit.” Meanwhile Etta says she’s never had a relationship with her father, calling him “just a stranger” in a 2015 interview.
The teenager made headlines earlier this month by checking into a Hong Kong hospital after a suspected suicide attempt. In March, Etta had her mother arrested on suspicion of criminal intimidation following a dispute that started when Ng allegedly found a packet of sedatives in her daughter’s room.
Meanwhile, Chan and Lin’s son, Jaycee, is most famous for being arrested in 2014 when police raided his Beijing apartment, seizing more than 100 grams of marijuana. He was later sentenced to six months of jail time.
After being released, Jaycee found that he had been blacklisted by many companies, though his dad has tried to rehabilitate his image, giving him a hair cut and proposing to work on an album with him.
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