ince returning back to Hong Kong, the newly-wedded daughter of Jackie Chan continues to generate headlines over her relationship with her famous father and her apparent lack of funds.
Etta Ng and her wife Andi Autumn are reported to have been recently kicked out of a hostel in Mong Kok after racking up an HK$2,250 ($287) bill for a five-night stay that they could not pay. The hostel owner said that she was not aware of Ng’s identity, only that the two were “models.” She said that Ng had given her HK$20 ($2.56), claiming that was all the money they had.
The hostel owner remembered that the pair had only left the hostel each day at around 4 pm or 5 pm for food. After they were kicked out, she found the room they stayed in littered with boxes of food and trash.
Afterward, the pair went to Ng’s mom, Ella Ng, a former Hong Kong beauty queen who had an infamous affair with Jackie Chan back in 1999. She then drove the couple to the bank to take out some money.
Last month, Etta Ng, 19, married her girlfriend, Andi Autumn, a 31-year-old Canadian Instagram model and personality, in Canada. In their announcement, the two also revealed that they were moving back to Ng’s home city of Hong Kong with Ng writing that: “Home is where love is… A home is with the family that you can choose and with that we are never alone. Love is undoubtedly stronger than blood.”
Back in April, while in North America, the couple had also made headlines for their lack of money, posting a video onto YouTube claiming that they had become “homeless” because of their “homophobic parents.”
At the time, Ng’s mom had shown little sympathy for her daughter’s purported plight, criticizing Etta for having name-dropped her dad, 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’s Oriental 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.”
In a recent interview with Apple Daily, Etta Ng said that she doesn’t want anything from her father and isn’t bothered by the fact that he has said that she won’t be in his will, describing him as someone who she has never met.
“I don’t think of him as a bad or as a good person, because I really don’t know him,” she said. “If I don’t really know someone, then I can’t judge them. When I was young I would have said some impulsive things, but now I’m a bit more level-headed.”
In the interview, Ng also spoke of her childhood, saying that she was bullied because other kids belived her rich and that she had realized she was a lesbian when she 12 years old because she had no interest in talking about boys with her friends. After struggling with hiding her sexuality, she came out as gay last October.
Ng also said that she plans to adopt children and start a family with Andi Autumn while also founding a creative agency in Hong and making a name for herself. “My last name has never been Chan,” she declared.
Indeed, it appears unlikely that a father-daughter reunion will happen any time soon. In his recently-released tell-all memoir Never Grow Up, Chan admits to having an affair but does not mention the names of either Elaine or Etta.