It’s been a roller coaster of a relationship between actress Elaine Ng (吳綺莉) and her daughter Etta Ng (吳卓林), who is also the illegitimate daughter of Jackie Chan (成龍). Last year, Etta left Hong Kong for Toronto with her now-wife Andi Autumn, an Internet personality. They did start a business together, but after registering for marriage in November 2018, the couple flew back to Hong Kong to stay with Elaine. At the time, Elaine told reporters that her estranged relationship with Etta is in an “adjustment period.”
On February 3, two days before the Lunar New Year, Elaine updated her social media to wish her fans a happy new year, but the ambiguous message carried more subtle messages than one would expect.
“More blessed to give than to receive my dearest,” wrote Elaine. “Happy new year, wish you all the best. Free lunch and free love.”
Attached to the new year greeting was a series of photos featuring Andi dressed in risqué bikinis, posing suggestively, and a photo she took with two other boys. Elaine also shared a screenshot of her message exchange with Etta last April, in which Etta texted, “I’m in danger.”
The message and photos left many questions unanswered. When a friend of Elaine replied to the confusing greeting, Elaine said, “[I have] not taught [my] child well. I don’t want friends to help for nothing.”
When reporters reached out Elaine about her daughter’s current situation, she told reporters that while Etta and Andi are moving homes frequently, they refuse to find actual work. They had relying on the money they had loaned from friends.
“My friends have reached out to help, but there is a limit to even that. I don’t want to owe them too much! (Have you helped?) Of course I have! My daughter is only 19 years old. She’s not studying now, but that doesn’t mean she won’t be able to find work. You don’t earn much waiting tables, but it is a job that can feed you!”
Asking if it’s true that they had been refusing to find work, Elaine said, “[Andi] told me that when she used to teach kindergarten, she could earn around HK$300,000 a month, but she said she has social anxiety disorder and can’t do a job where she has to face so many people!”
As for the text message of Etta asking help, Elaine clarified, “My daughter told that she felt she was letting down her wife, and that everything was her fault. She told me to help her. So does that mean that I should be saving money now to pay for her medical expenses? Do public hospitals except cases about seeing patients with social anxiety?”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.