American reality television star Jackie Christie, born on July 25, 1969, is popularly known for her appearances on the VH1 show “Basketball Wives: Los Angeles.” The wife of former N.B.A. player Doug Christie, she has been in showbiz for almost a decade, while also successfully managing her own business. She is also an author and philanthropist. Often in the eye of a storm for her controversial remarks on the show and off it, she is popular among her fans for her outspoken views. Let us celebrate her special day with insights into her life and career.
Reality television star, actress, author, and businesswoman Jackie Christie is a popular celebrity with a widespread fan following. Born on July 25, 1969, in Seattle, Washington, she is of African American descent. Her zodiac sign is Leo. When younger, she went to the Mark Morris High School in Longview, followed by Rainier Beach High School in Seattle. When she was only 13, she became a model for brands like Chanel. She went to college in 1989, graduating four years later from Pepperdine University. Friends set her up with Doug Christie, the retired N.B.A. player, who was then playing at the university level, and the couple married in 1996.
Christie continued to raise her family and accompany her husband on tours, often interacting on his behalf with his team management and the press. Then, in 2006, she and her husband were approached for a reality television show called “Committed: The Christies,” which focused on their life as a couple and parents and aired on BET J network for one season, following which she focused on building her business, authoring and publishing books and also starting a record label. While the show did not do much for her career, in 2011, VH1 cast her in a cameo on their show “Basketball Wives,” which was followed by a full-time role in “Basketball Wives: L.A.” Premiering to a whopping 1.82 million viewers, the show became an instant hit and propelled Christie to stardom. Her role was often viewed as controversial, and she had been involved in many scuffles on the show. Alongside shooting for the show and appearing in its subsequent seasons, she also raked up brand endorsements and in 2015, shot her first commercial for the cognac brand, Bossard. Then, in 2017, she appeared in the sixth season of the show, which was retitled “Basketball Wives,” and featured the entry of former cast members. In 2020, she launched a variety show called “The Jackie Christie Project,” and also hosted a podcast by the same name.
Christie has been much in the spotlight due to her personal life, often in conjunction with her husband. They are frequently portrayed as a rare couple for their dedication and commitment to each other. The couple has two children, aside from her daughter from her previous relationship. A fashionista, she has a designer line called Slayed by Christie and an organic, eco-friendly clothing line called The Colored Girl. She has also been involved in several philanthropic causes and runs the Infinite Love Foundation, a charity organization. She is also the author of motivational books for adults and is outspoken about her views on racism. The multi-talented actress, author, businesswoman, and fashion designer certainly seems to have endeared herself to fans everywhere with her roles on screen and off it too.
Starring in a reality television series based on her family life, Jackie Christie makes her debut in the entertainment industry.
Embarking on a career in publishing, she writes and publishes her first book.
Named The Colored Girl, the label offers 100% organic and eco-friendly clothing for women.
Following a guest appearance on another VH1 show, Christie is cast as a co-lead on the VH1 series “Basketball Wives: L.A.”
With a variety show and a podcast, Christie begins her production venture.
Why We Love Jackie Christie
She is quite the fashion icon
Jackie Christie’s impeccable sense of style has made her a fan favorite. Not only does she flaunt her fashionable looks, but she also has her clothing line and often invites fans and influencers for discussions on fashion and style.
She is very outspoken
When it comes to airing her views on topics, even controversial ones, Christie holds back no punches. She has often been at the center of controversies for her views, which has only increased her fan following.
She is committed to her marriage and husband
Christie and her husband are among the rare couples in the sports and entertainment industry who have managed to stay committed and faithful to each other. She accompanies her husband on almost every road trip and is quite protective of his interests.
5 Surprising Facts
She renews her wedding vows every year
Jackie Christie and her husband are committed to their marriage and renew their wedding vow every year on their anniversary with a celebration.
She has a wrist tattoo
Christie has a tattoo on her wrist — an infinity loop within a heart — which is also sported by her husband.
She is a grandmother
She has five grandchildren — four from her eldest daughter Ta’kari and one from her younger daughter Chantel.
She modeled under a stage name
In the early days of her career, she was a model and went by the name Mahogany.
She got pregnant at a young age
Christie’s eldest child was born in 1990 when the actress was just 21 years old.
Jackie Christie FAQs
Who are Jackie Christie’s children?
Christie has three children, daughter Ta’kari, from a previous relationship as well as daughter Chantel and son Douglas with her husband Doug Christie.
Where is Jackie Christie originally from?
Christie was born and raised in Seattle, Washington.
How many weddings has Jackie Christie had?
Christie has had 26 weddings to date, all with her former basketball player husband.
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