Etta Ng may have a famous father, but she’s currently making headlines on her own for her recent marriage to 31-yer-old influencer Andi Autumn. At only 19, Jackie Chan’s estranged daughter says her new wife is “perfect” and that she couldn’t be happier, according to an interview with Asian entertainment news site Apple Daily.
The pair married this November in Canada, announcing their union on Instagram. “If you never give up on love and you put all your heart into the family you’ve dreamed of, an open mind and warm heart will guide you to happiness,” they wrote. “We have been in the pursuit of happiness the day we were born. Abused as children who never felt love, we have so much to give.”
Ng, whose unnamed mother has been described as “traditional,” has been estranged from her famous father her whole life. “I’ve never seen him. You asking me if I’ve ever seen him is like me asking you,” she told Apple Daily. “The level of familiarity I have with him is about the same as yours. He’s actually not bad or good in my eyes because I don’t know him. I won’t judge a person I don’t know.”
Ng says she’s known she was gay since the age of 12. “Other girls would discuss which boys they liked, but it was different with me as I was attracted to other girls,” she said, adding that she acted impulsively when she was younger, possibly as a reaction to her relationship — or lack thereof — with her famous father. “But right now my mental health is much more balanced. I believe people will do wrong things sometimes.”
Some of this pressure, says Ng, stemmed from the scrutiny that comes with having a famous parent. “Once I was born, everyone knew who I was. I don’t even know who I am. Everyone is looking at me and waiting to see how I die or how I end up.”
Ng knows that the public will be skeptical of her young marriage, imaging what haters will say. “‘You’re only 19 and don’t know what you’re thinking. You’re rushing to get married. You don’t know what you’re doing. You guys will break up in a few years.’
“No way. I know what I’m doing.”