In the latest episode of Mediacorp talk show Hear U Out, Chantalle revealed that her estranged dad, former Mediacorp actor Huang Yiliang, 60, once gave her a beating so bad, she had to be hospitalised for a week.
Meijiao and Yiliang were married from 1991 to 1997. While Meijiao has remained single, Yiliang has since remarried, and has a son with his current wife.
The interview, as well as the subsequent media coverage incited much debate from netizens, with some commending Chantalle for having the courage to share more about the traumatic experience. Other netizens felt that the actress should not have revealed something so private and personal to the public.