Jet Li (李連杰) is usually pretty tight-lipped about his personal life. However, earlier this week, the 55-year-old actor gave fans a rare glimpse at his 2 daughters.
“Wishing you a Merry Christmas from my family to yours,” he captioned the photo of his daughters, Jane (left), 18, and Jada, 15, posing by his side. Both teenage daughters wore black jumpsuits and high heels, towering over their dad.
The martial arts legend is protective of his loved ones – including his wife (former actress Nina Li Chi) – and seldom shares their photos online. Having said that, he does brag about their achievements every now and then.
Last July, he uploaded a photo of his girl Jane speaking at a global conference on women and entrepreneurship in Hangzhou, China. Before that, he also gushed about how proud he was of Jada on her charity involvement with hearing-impaired children.
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As you all know, my daughter Jada has dedicated herself in charity work with hard of hearing and deaf children. Once again she surprised me with a Happy Father’s Day message this year. The message captures the past two years since she starts getting involved in this cause. It reads: In 2015, I met you all for the first time. Our communication through sign language made me smiled from the bottom of my heart. In 2016, with me by your side, we heard the cheers from our fathers together for the first time on this important day. In 2017, I have a wish that we will say it out loud “Father, I Love You, Always and Forever”. Together with me, our fathers, and all the hearing impaired children out there. Jada, this is a wonderful Father’s Day gift. I am so proud of you. . . . #happyfathersday #fatherday2017 #Fathersdaygift #charity #jetli #FatherDaughter #charity #laughter #family #love #bestoftheday #Dad #Father #Celebration #FatherDaughterTime
Earlier in October, Jet Li revealed that one of the reasons he accepted the offer to star in the live-action remake of Disney’s classic, “Mulan”, was because of his daughters. He remembered Jada asking him, “When a company like Disney wants to make a movie about Chinese culture, why don’t you take part in it?”
The actor has 2 other daughters – Taimi and Si – from his previous marriage with Huang Qiuyan.