Jackie Christie is the wife of former LA Lakers player, Doug Christie. She is a successful businesswoman, who steered away from her famous husband’s shadow to make a fortune and identity of her own. She is part of the main cast on VH1’s Basketball Wives LA, and has been with the show since 2011. Who is Jackie Christie? Read our Jackie Christie wiki to learn more about the reality star.
Jackie Christie’s Wiki
Jackie Christie was born on July 7, 1969 in Seattle, Washington. She is married to former NBA player, Doug Christie and has two beautiful children, a daughter named Chantel, and a son named Douglas Jr. Jackie also has another daughter, Takari, from a previous relationship.
The 47-year-old also works as a fashion designer and is a devoted philanthropist. In 2007, she published her first of six books: Sexual Relations, No Ordinary Love (which her husband co-authored), Woman, Proud to be a Colored Girl, Luv Pons, and In the Land of Sex & Money.
The reality star has amassed an estimated net worth of $10.0 million from her acting career and business ventures.
Before marrying Douglas Christie, Jackie Christie was known as Jackie Lee. Born and raised in Seattle, she ventured into modeling after graduating from high school. She married the retired Lakers player in 1996 and the two have been going strong for 19 years now. The attractive couple have managed to keep the passion alive by renewing their wedding vows every anniversary.
Jackie and Doug had their own reality show called The Christies Committed, which launched in 2006 on BET. The show closely followed the couple’s struggles to balance their family and celebrity lives.
Reality Star & Philanthropist
In 2011, Jackie Christie was approached by VH1 to star on the Basketball Wives spin-off, Basketball Wives LA. She claims that she hadn’t watched the show before and was clueless about what to expect.
Basketball Wives LA is now in its sixth season, and Jackie is a fan favorite among its cast members. It was also reported that VH1 offered her over $100,000 for Basketball Wives LA Season 3! After tasting success on reality TV, she tried her hand in various business ventures and is now a successful businesswoman.
Jackie Christie owns two companies: Jean Fya Records, a music label, and BSM Media, an entertainment firm. She also runs her own fashion line called Slayed by Jackie Christie.
Christie is a devoted philanthropist, who does a lot of charity work. She started the Infinite Love Foundation with her husband, which focuses on helping out communities in need.
Not too long ago, Jackie Christie found herself in a bit of a pickle when a nude picture of herself was leaked online! According to Jackie Christie, she “accidentally” shared her topless photo on Instagram. She immediately took the picture down, but people swifter than her saved it and circulated it online. The reality TV star still has a considerable following of 317,00 on Instagram and 698,000 on Twitter, though her little social media slip-up probably garnered her a few new fans!