he estranged daughter of Jackie Chan married her girlfriend in Canada earlier this month in the culmination of a relationship which has grabbed headlines several times over the past year.
On Monday morning, 19-year-old Etta Ng posted a photo onto Instagram of herself and Andi Autumn, a 31-year-old Canadian Instagram model and personality, holding up their marriage certificate which showed that the couple had been married in Toronto on November 8th.
“United by love and law, on our wedding day,” the two wrote underneath the post, adding:
If you never give up on love and you put all your heart into the family youve dreamed of, an open mind and warm heart will guide you to happiness.
We have been in the persuit of happiness the day we were born. Abused as children who never felt love, we have so much to give.
We have concorcured our fears, accepted our faults, and now we understand that the people who hurt us are hurting still. We have all been hurt but if you can dream of love, you can find it. Love is kind, it does not judge. Love is both strength and weakness. Love can make change. Love wins!
It was only about half a year ago that the two had posted a video onto YouTube claiming that they had become “homeless” because of their “homophobic parents.”
“We pretty much slept under a bridge and other things,” Ng says in the video. “I don’t even understand what’s going on. Because we’ve gone to the police, we’ve gone to the hospital, the food banks, LGBTQ community shelters, and all of them just don’t give a shit.”
“So that’s why we’re making this video, because we don’t know what to do at this point, so please if you can reshare, post, and show people that two people in love — that have true love — are trying to get split apart and they’re trying to fuck us over,” she continued
“I love her. I love you,” Ng added, turning to Andi, before concluding. “We just want to let people know what’s going on, because at this point it seems ridiculous that no one can help. I don’t understand.”
The newlyweds are apparently no longer homeless and have returned back to Ng’s native Hong Kong.
“My home is Hong Kong, a beautiful city full of life and passion,” Ng wrote on Instagram. “Home is where love is. Home is safety and I know too many that do not feel safe within the environment they were given but the new tide is rising. A home is with the family that you can choose and with that we are never alone. Love is undoutbly stronger than blood.”
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There is nothing greater than true love found. With love we've returned. My home is Hong Kong, a beautiful city full of life and passion. Home is where love is. Home is safety and I know too many that do not feel safe within the environment they were given but the new tide is rising. A home is with the family that you can choose and with that we are never alone. Love is undoutbly stronger than blood. Everyone deserves love and not until I felt love can I be sure that understanding, connecting, attention and love in the face of hate can heal the most depraved of hearts Love always wins. Always.. . . . . . . . . #lovewins #gaymarriage #lgbtq #fightforwhatsright #love #iloveyou #teamlove
Meanwhile, Andi Autumn also posted about their arrival in Hong Kong:
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♡ Back to Hong Kong as Wife & Wife ♡ Love has opened our eyes, opened our minds, and our hearts can feel whole. With this love, comes unbelievable strength and confidence to ignore our own pain, shut down our ego, and know exactly who we are and what we want. We will power on with positivity so that other voices who are silenced can finally embrace their inner truths. @ettazen has given me the gift of being my true self and it's so hard to explain the change I feel. I'm no longer scared, I no longer have to find coping mechanisms to get through an hour of the day. My whole life I thought I was toxic, she made me realize I was surrounded by negativity. Now that its gone, this new feeling has taken over and I now know I deserve just as much as the world has to offer. And guess what? WE ALL DO! ♡ THE NEW GENERATION DESERVES MORE! Feel the love we have to share, we can all get there. ♡♡♡ Happiest day of my life ♡♡♡ #lovewins #gaymarriage #lgbtq #fightforwhatsright #love #iloveyou #teamlove
Ng came out as gay last October in an announcement on her Instagram page. Soon afterward, she dropped out of school and moved in with Andi. In the following months, she stopped posting on her social media accounts and her friends and family became unable to contact her, leading to her mother, former Hong Kong beauty queen Elaine Ng, filing a missing persons report in February.
A few months later, Elaine Ng showed no sympathy for her daughter’s purported “homelessness,” criticizing Etta for name-dropping her father, who has never been a part of her life.
“I feel that if they have no money, they should go find work,” Elaine told Hong Kong’sOriental Daily, according to translation from Coconuts. “They shouldn’t film a clip telling others they are broke and who Etta’s father is. People all over the world work hard and don’t rely on someone else’s fame to get money.”
Elaine added that her daughter has emotional problems but hasn’t been seeing a doctor since she left Hong Kong, accusing Andi of being a bad influence on her daughter.
The mother and daughter have had an extremely turbulent relationship over the years. In 2015, Elaine was arrested and then released by police after Etta accused her of child abuse. Later, Etta explained that she had reported her mother because she was worried about her drinking problem.
Then, last March, the two made headlines once again after Etta had her mother arrested on suspicion of criminal intimidation following a dispute that allegedly started when Elaine found a packet of sedatives in her daughter’s room. Soon afterward, Etta ended up at a Hong Kong hospital following a suspected suicide attempt.
After that incident, the mother and daughter apparently made up before falling out once again, causing Etta to move out to start living with her new girlfriend. Shortly thereafter, Elaine reported to police that her home in Happy Valley had been burgled with HK$17,000 worth of items taken. Etta dismissed reports that she had any part in the robbery.
Jackie Chan has been married to Taiwanese actress Joan Lin since 1982 (after accidentally getting her pregnant). He has admitted that his affair with Elaine Ng was a mistake, though adding that he had “only committed a fault that many men in the world commit.” Ng decided to raise Etta on her own, and Chan has said that he doesn’t plan to leave anything in his will to his daughter.
For her part, Etta has said that she has never had a relationship with her father and doesn’t want one, saying that she has no feelings for him and calling him “just a stranger” in a 2015 interview.
When Chan was asked last year about his daughter coming out as lesbian, he replied simply in six words: “If she likes it, that’s fine.”