Hong Kong actress and former beauty queen Elaine Ng Yi-lei is the mother of 22-year-old Etta Ng Chok Lam who was born out of wedlock in 1999 due to an affair with action star Jackie Chan. Jackie has been married to Taiwanese actress wife Joan Lin Fengjiao since 1982. Their son is singer-actor Jaycee Chan. When the scandal blew up back then, Jackie made a public apology. He admitted, “I was wrong. I committed a wrongdoing that many men in the world commit.”
Elaine Ng Apologizes for Mistake and Says The Child is Innocent
On May 22, Elaine Ng took to social media with another apology and a message that seems directed at Jackie Chan. She writes, “The child is innocent, I am responsible for my wilfulness, the child is not a mistake, never subjected to corporal punishment, everyone has a bottom line, it’s right to say I have ambitions, yes, I have requirements. Deng Xiaoping’s wife is the respectable wife of the head of state in our Chinese history, no one said that being a dancer is not good, but I never thought of trying to surpass a dancer 🙏🏻 A dancer is also a good job, but what parent doesn’t want their children to be respected ? Every so often, saying how much money was accepted, then in four days half a month saying not one cent will be given to you. Actually, everyone can understand after saying it just once or twice. No need to say it for more than 20 years, the damage to the child is too great. Can you stop! To everyone, I’m sorry, I was wrong. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 The child is already very hurt. 🙏🏻 I have been wrong for more than 20 years, but this is the bottom line, please stop hurting an innocent child. 🙏🏻”
When a netizen commented that the person who didn’t take responsibility is in the wrong, Elaine’s reply was seemingly directed at Jackie Chan when she said, “Hope that a certain superstar when doing any more publicity will no longer belittle me and my child for publicity, it’s too hurtful to the child.”
Explaining Etta Ng’s Name “Chok-Lam”
In 2018, Jackie’s estranged daughter Etta Ng made headlines after going on video with then girlfriend Canadian influencer Andi Autumn whom she later married to cry out for help on being homeless. Since her birth, some have interpreted Etta’s name Chok-Lam or Zhuo Lin in Mandarin (吴卓林) to mean surpassing Lin aka Jackie’s wife Joan Lin. Elaine’s manager Ah Wen previously explained that he once asked Elaine about Etta’s name when they were having a meal. He says, “she just thought the name of a certain leader’s wife was very nice, so she chose a name that sounds like Zhuolin.” He also added that it certainly wasn’t to replace or surpass so-and-so. Now that Elaine has mentioned Deng Xiaoping in her recent post, it appears she may be referring to his third wife Zhuo Lin (卓琳).