- The dark side of Hollywood star Jackie Chan
- He cheated on his wife several times
- The actor beat his son and neglected his daughter
Jackie Chan (68) is one of the most popular action actors and has been a big Hollywood star for decades. With hits like 'Drunken Master' and 'Rush Hour', in which Chan acted not only as an actor but also as a stuntman, he became a world icon- but Jackie Chan has a dark past.
Jackie Chan had an affair with consequences
In his 2018 published memoir 'Never Grow Up', Jackie Chan himself disclosed parts of his troubled past. The Hollywood star married Taiwanese actress Joan Lin Feng-Chiao (69) in 1982, with whom he has son Jaycee Chan (40), among others.
But in 1999 the Chinese actor cheated on his wife with Elaine Ng Yi-Lei (50), a former beauty queen who became Miss Asia in 1990. Jackie Chan also used to visit escorts regularly. Despite all of this, the marriage lasts to this day.
Jackie Chan's illegitimate daughter lived on the streets
The affair with Elaine Ng Yi-Lei resulted in a daughter, Etta Ng Chok Lam (23). Jackie Chan's illegitimate child didn't have it easy, despite a rich father. The 23-year-old was homeless in 2018 and lived on the streets of Hong Kong.
Etta, who Jackie Chan never publicly acknowledged as his daughter, made her predicament public. Via YouTube, Etta shared that she was homeless with her wife: "Hello, I am Jackie Chan's daughter. [...] We have been homeless for a month because of our homophobic parents." Unfortunately, it is not known what Etta's current living situation is.
Jackie Chan beat his own son
Despite his generally positive reputation, it was revealed through his memoirs that Jackie Chan was violent towards a family member. The action hero once hit his own son Jaycee when he was a toddler.
The actor apparently regrets his behaviour toward his wife and son in retrospect.