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This Girl Slept Under the Bridge & Queued for Free Food Despite Her Millionaire Dad Being ‘Rush Hour’ Star

This girl’s father is known and loved by adults and children alike worldwide. However, there is one child who didn’t share this love—his own daughter. While her father enjoyed global fame, recognition, and wealth, this girl experienced financial struggles, leading her to sleep under a bridge and stand in line for free food just to get by.

In his book, “Never Grow Up,” this girl’s dad, an acclaimed actor, detailed his turbulent love life. The Hong Kong-born movie star married his one and only wife, a former Taiwanese actress, in 1982.

The couple welcomed their only child together, a son, on December 3, 1982. The same year he tied the knot and became a father, news broke that he had an affair.

[From left to right] The girl with her partner, as seen in a video dated May 3, 2018 | Source: youtube.com/BILD

[From left to right] The girl with her partner, as seen in a video dated May 3, 2018 | Source: youtube.com/BILD

It turned out that the girl’s actor dad had been cheating on his spouse with a former beauty queen. Consequently, their relationship produced a love child, a daughter, whom they welcomed on November 19, 1999.

The girl’s father revealed in his autobiography that the news of his infidelity caused mayhem as he had to figure out how to share the news with his wife. He wrote:

“When the news broke about an affair I’d had that resulted in a love child, the media frenzy was like a bomb going off. I wanted to phone Joan but didn’t know what to say. I wouldn’t be able to explain this. It wasn’t a mistake I could fix by saying, ‘I’m sorry.’”

The girl's actor dad, pictured in New York City on January 1, 1997 | Source: Getty Images

The girl’s actor dad, pictured in New York City on January 1, 1997 | Source: Getty Images

The Hollywood star acknowledged that he had jeopardized his marriage, and by the look of things, he and his wife were heading for divorce. However, her reaction to the news was not what he expected.

The girl’s father called his wife, who at the time was at a remote location. Calm as she was, he asked her if she had seen the newspapers. She told him there was no need for an explanation and extended her support:

“I don’t want you to hurt her, and I don’t want her to hurt us. If you need me or our son to show up and stand by your side, we’ll do that. I know you must be feeling awful now. Don’t worry about me, I’m fine. You go deal with this.”

The girl's mother, an actress and a pageant winner of Miss Asia | Source: YouTube/EntertainmentEveryDay

The girl’s mother, an actress and a pageant winner of Miss Asia | Source: YouTube/EntertainmentEveryDay

That candid conversation left the girl’s dad in tears, forcing him to look in the mirror for self-introspection. He expressed regret for shutting his wife out when she had been honest with him for years.

The filmmaker realized he had acted out of character and disappointed his spouse, and with that realization, he had to make things right. Days later, he called a family meeting, including his wife and their son, where he apologized profusely for his mistake.

In 1999, the girl’s superstar dad addressed the scandal in a conference, where he revealed his wife had forgiven him and that his son understood. Moreover, he said if the child turned out to be his, he would take responsibility.

The girl's mother, a former beauty queen | Source: YouTube/EntertainmentEveryDay

The girl’s mother, a former beauty queen | Source: YouTube/EntertainmentEveryDay

In another startling revelation, the martial artist confessed in a 2015 interview that he was forced to marry his wife after she fell pregnant with their son, adding it was never his intention to get married. He disclosed:

“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.”

The girl’s father also confessed to being a ladies’ man with many girlfriends at a young age before secretly tying the knot with his wife at a Los Angeles coffee shop. The pair have been married for four decades. Regardless of their long-lasting union, the stuntman has been rumored to have been unfaithful to his award-winning spouse several times.

[From left to right] The girl with her partner, as seen in a video dated May 3, 2018 | Source: youtube.com/BILD

[From left to right] The girl with her partner, as seen in a video dated May 3, 2018 | Source: youtube.com/BILD

In addition to that, the girl’s dad admitted that he had not been a good father to his kids. He shared his strong belief in physically disciplining children as they are naughty—as he did with his son when he was younger. “The Karate Kid” star revealed he once threw his son on the couch and instantly felt terrible about it because he scared him and his mom.