Etta Ng, the estranged daughter of martial arts superstar Jackie Chan, announced via Instagram that she married her girlfriend Andi Autumn in Canada earlier this month, according to the BBC. The nuptials are an otherwise happy ending to the sad story of Ng's coming out. The 19-year-old claimed that after announcing she was a lesbian she was kicked out of her home, according to a video she released in May.
"Everyone deserves love and not until I felt love can I be sure that understanding, connecting, attention, and love in the face of hate can heal the most depraved of hearts. Love always wins. Always," Ng, who has never had much of a relationship with her famous father, wrote on Instagram.
"We have been in the pursuit of happiness the day we were born. Abused as children who never felt love, we have so much to give," Ng said of her and Autumn. "We have conquered our fears, accepted our faults, and now we understand that the people who hurt us are hurting still. We have all been hurt but if you can dream of love, you can find it."
Ng was living with her mother, former beauty queen Elaine Ng, when she came out as a lesbian at age 17, dropped out of school, and moved in with Autumn. At the time, Elaine Ng filed a missing person report and later accused her daughter of breaking into her home and of stealing from her.
Last May, Ng and Autumn, a 31-year-old Instagram star, posted a video in which they said they had been disowned and were homeless for fear of being split up if they entered a shelter together.
"Hi, I'm Jackie Chan's daughter and this is my girlfriend Andi. We've been homeless for a month due to homophobic parents," Ng said in the video. "We've pretty much slept under a bridge and other things."
"I don't even understand what is going on because we've gone to the police, we've gone to the hospital, the food banks, LGBTQ community shelters, and all of them just don't give a s**t," Ng continued. "So that's why we're making this video -- because we don't know what to do at this point."
When asked at the time of her coming out how he felt about having a lesbian daughter, Chan replied merely, "If she likes it, that's fine."
Ng fled her native Hong Kong and moved to Autumn's home country of Canada, but they have returned to Ng's home following their nuptials, she wrote.