Jackie Christie is an American reality TV star and wife of basketball star player Doug Christie. She appears in VH1’s Basketball wives – Los Angeles as a very outspoken, lively, and a controversial cast member on the series. The American TV star is a very successful woman and considers herself as a mentor to other women, though her smack-talking character (which didn’t get many likes from her fans and cast members) kept her in the TV series for the third season which VH1 reportedly offered $100,000 to keep her for the third season.
Jackie Christie’s Bio
The beautiful Jackie Christie was born July 07, 1969 in Seattle Washington. She studied at Mark Morris School in Longview, she also attended Rainier beach in Seattle. After high school Jackie went into modelling. In 1989 she went to College and graduated in 1992. Jackie had an affair which led to the birth of her first child Takari Lee in 1990.
Jackie became very popular after marrying NBA star player Doug Christie and featuring in the TV series Basketball Wives LA. Her popularity on the show is credited to her outspoken nature. Jackie and her husband Doug started a reality series titled The Christies committed which talked more about their personal lives, however, the show only lasted for six episodes and was cancelled before its finale was aired.
In 2007, Jackie ventured into book publishing and co-wrote a book entitled No Ordinary Love with her husband Doug. She wrote several other books like Proud to be a Coloured Girl, In the Land of Sex and Money, Luv Pons. Later on, Jackie started her fashion line which she named ‘Slayed by Jackie Christie’. She opened two companies; Jean Fya Records which was a music production company and BSM Media, an entertainment company. The multi-talented celebrity is known for her philanthropic nature, she has her own Infinite Love Foundation through which she has been involved in so many charity works. Jackie is also a host of the radio show The Christie’s Infinite Love Talk Radio.
Jackie Christie’s Husband
Douglas Christie (popularly called Doug Christie) a basketball star player got married to Jackie Christie in 1996. The couple met through a mutual friend called Steve who actually attended the same high school with Doug. Jackie and Doug had their first date at the movies. Since then Jackie and Doug have been together as a married couple for 19 years. They have two children together Chantal Christie and Douglas Christie Jnr.
Jackie Christie’s Daughters
As at 1996 when Jackie and Doug were getting hitched, Takari Lee (Jackie’s first child) was six years old. Takari Lee, Jackie’s first daughter was a product of an affair Christie had in her younger days. Takari had been living with Jackie’s mum who died in 2012. The story of mother and daughter has been that of a strained relationship, it is reported to be so bad that one would wonder if there was any relationship at all.
In 2016, Takari’s son Jaxson sustained severe burn injuries at his daycare leaving Takari scampering around in search of financial assistance, though publicized, Takari never got a call or any form of support from her relatively wealthy mum. Later on in an interview, Takari said her relationship with her mum was such that she wasn’t surprised that she did not call or text during Jaxson’s accident.
Takari revealed in an interview that her sour relationship with her mother had been so from birth, she claims to have made efforts to be more cordial but met indifference from her mum. Takari once accused her mum of being more concerned about relationships on TV. Ironically, Takari enjoys a much more healthy relationship with her stepfather Doug whom she is in more talking terms with.
In 2017, Takari took to Instagram to share photos of her first meeting with her biological father, describing the moment as one of the best days of her life. The man whose name is still unknown met with his daughter and grand child after getting out of prison.
Jackie Christie’s second daughter is Chantal Christie who was born on the 1st of June 1993. She is a writer, model and singer. In December 2016 she had a daughter, Saniyah with Stacy Davis, a professional Basketball player for the Cherkasy Monkeys.
Jackie Christie’s Net worth
For all of her efforts as a celebrity wife, an actress, an entrepreneur, a CEO and an author, Jackie is raking in cash from all possible corners and is estimated to have a net worth which amounts to almost $10 million and an unknown salary.