Jackie Chan’s New Autobiography Covers Affair with Elaine Ng

Martial arts star Jackie Chan (成龍) shared his secrets in new autobiography Jackie Chan: Never Grew Up, Just Older <成龍:還沒長大就老了>, which was recently published in China. Co-written by close friend Zhu Mo (朱墨), the book was three years in the making.

Turning 61 this year, Jackie has lived a life of adventure. From being one of the most recognized Chinese stars in the world to being criticized for his family views, Jackie divulged his happiest and darkest moments in the autobiography. He talked about the internal struggles he endured after his affair with actress Elaine Ng (吳綺莉) came to light, and how he felt when his son, Jaycee Chan (房祖名), was arrested for drugs last year.

Wife Was Silent Over Jackie’s Affair

“I committed a big mistake. I thought divorce was the answer,” said Jackie when recalling the time he had to call his wife, Joan Lin (林鳳嬌), to confess to her about his affair with Elaine. “It was a mistake that was not possible to fix. The media exploded, and I had to call her, but I didn’t know what to say. At that moment, I suddenly felt relaxed, because there was nothing for me to explain. All I needed to do was call her. If she interrogated me, I’ll suggest divorce, and then hang up. That was what I thought would happen.”

Instead Joan, whom Jackie described as the “love of his life,” stayed silent. “I asked her if she read the reports. She said yes. Then, there was silence.”

Romance with Teresa Teng

Jackie then went into detail about his high-profile relationship with the late Teresa Teng (鄧麗君). The legendary romance was short-lived — Jackie was short-tempered and Teresa was refined; Jackie ate fast while Teresa ate slow.

“At the end of the meal, I was stuffed, but Teresa was still eating. Usually people would spend two to three hours in a French restaurant. We took only half an hour.” When Jackie and Teresa walked out of the restaurant, Jackie turned to Teresa and said, “Never bring me to this restaurant again.”

When speaking about his only son Jaycee, Jackie shared that when his son was still a child, he used to tell him that he was not allowed to touch a particular cabinet. “From then on, whenever [Jaycee] would go to his room, he would always avoid that cabinet and take the long way to the room. I felt happy seeing that.”

Jackie and Jaycee once got into an argument, but instead of taking his anger out on his parents, he went to the “forbidden” cabinet and hit it several times. Jackie said he and Joan could not help but to laugh.

Source: Chinatimes.com

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

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  1. He thought his son’s aggression towards the cabinet was funny. That was a call for help, a pent up frustration. If this is his story, I’d rather not read it. Apparently to Jackie everything is lightweight.

    1. Agree. Jackie Chan is a very funny person. Nothing is that important to him except his own self.

  2. All I needed to do was call her. If she interrogated me, I’ll suggest divorce, and then hang up. That was what I thought would happen.”

    he’s a jerk. how can he said that after his affair. i really admire joan for staying with him all these years. if it was me i would’ve divorced him long ago. no matter how much money he make this isnt a relationship any woman should want. beside being a lousy hisband he’s also a bad father. going home once a year and forgetting your childs bday isnt something a father should do. what did joan see in him to stay with him? i surely wont wish him as my family

    1. Every sentence in this article just shows that Jackie Chan is screwed up. Instead of trying to make his marriage work (or even apologize), he plans to just suggest divorce and hang up. Instead of paying attention to his son’s behavior, he found it funny that his son was agressive. Such a lousy husband and father. To him, notjing is important… other than being friends with Siwon and producing Kpop boybands because they bring him money

      1. Gosh, speaking of Siwon, I really dislike him as well. (Most super junior members) are homophobic, transphobic and racist. No wonder they’re friends with Jackie.

    2. @khj123
      Guess Jackie did not feel remorse. He felt that his wife didn’t have a right to ask him questions after his affair.

  3. I thought the anti biography was to make him seem like a better person..
    Still a crappy person in my eyes, or even sh*tter.

  4. Wow, haters be hating.

    Firstly, we don’t know how old Jaycee was when he hit the cabinet, if he’s 4, it’s cute and funny, if he’s an adult, then he’s got serious issues.

    And as for the affair revelations, I think he was defeated and knew that his mistake was huge and her humiliation complete. There was very little hop that the relationship wasn’t going to end. She was not a woman who had married a playboy knowing that he was going to cheat on her, she married a man who said that she was the love of his life, and not a known player.

    Good for them for surviving the affair, it came at a massive price for his illegitimate daughter, whom he’s not had any interaction at all. As they say, the child is innocent, but in this case, she was punished for her parents’ deeds.

  5. Is his autobiography in Chinese? Hopefully they have it in English. Would like to read about his life. He’s a great stunt actor after all apart from his complicated personal life I think he did great to the HK entertainment industry, at least he was involved in creating a popular culture of the Chinese Kung fu films and made it big in the western world.

  6. Joan Lin was one of Taiwan’s beauties back then. No idea what she sees in Jackie Chan who is a real-life jerk, adulterer, and terrible husband/father. Obviously, he doesn’t have look nor beautiful character except the talent.

  7. I hope he explains why he chose Elaine Ng in that auto bio cause that’s something I never understood. Like was he just drunk or was he extremely drunk? There has to be some sort of drunken explanation to this!

    1. @sds #ElaineNg has nice long legs. She was also former Miss Asia and starred in many dramas. I think she was attractive in her prime.

      Also #JackieChan seems to have wide taste in women, as he also dated Teresa Teng and a hot-bodied Japanese actress. Perhaps he was attracted to different features in the women and doesn’t have a specific type.

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