Hollywood star Jackie Chan has confessed that he married his girlfriend Joan Lin (and now his wife) in 1982 after she got pregnant with their son, Jaycee. The news came to light after a 2015 interview suddenly resurfaced on the internet.
Chances are you may not have seen this interview Jackie Chan gave to China Press in 2015. The Hollywood A-lister’s frank disclosure, which resurfaced again on the internet earlier this week, has stunned his fans: Jackie claimed he was forced to marry his girlfriend Joan Lin in 1982 when she got pregnant with their son. The two were married to each other for 35 years.
“It was an accident which conceived Jaycee. I had never thought of getting married, but I felt it was akin to being forced to get married,” Chan said.
Legendary martial artist and actor Jackie Chan admitted in a 2015 interview with the China Press that he only married his girlfriend at the time, and now his wife, Joan Lin because she was pregnant with his son, Jaycee Chan. “It was an accident which conceived Jaycee. I have never thought of getting married, but I felt it was akin to being forced to get married,” was what Chan said in his interview that resurfaced on the internet. He married Joan Lin Feng-Jiao in 1982 and they have been married for 35 years now.
Chan also admitted that the only reason he married Lin was for the sake of his child’s future and that he was quite the lady’s man in his youth and had many girlfriends. He further said that the romance between him and his wife fizzled out quite some time ago.
One of Chan’s girlfriends was actress and beauty queen Elaine Ng, with whom Chan had an affair, leading to her giving birth to their daughter Etta Ng in 1999. Chan admitted the affair, but said he had “only committed a fault that many men in the world commit.” Elaine Ng decided that she would raise her daughter without Chan.
In the interview, Jackie goes on to say how he had ‘many girlfriends’ when he was much younger and how he secretly married Lin in a Los Angeles coffee shop in 1982.
Jackie has been rumoured to have had many affairs while being married to Lin, one of them being former beauty queen Elaine Ng, who gave birth to Jackie’s daughter Etta Ng in 1999, reports Shanghaiist.com.
The relationship between Jackie and his daughter is said to be strained. His son Jaycee was in news in 2014 when he got arrested after police seized more than 100 grams of marijuana from his apartment in Beijing. He was later sentenced to six months in jail.
Etta herself has called her superstar father “just a stranger” and has had troubles of her own, having checked into the hospital earlier this month after a suspected suicide attempt.