Biography - Jackie Christie

Last Modified: 9th Sep, 2023
Jackie Christie
Best Known For
Basketball Wives (Reality TV show)
Net Worth
$10.00M Under Review
$ Under Review
Social Media Presence
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July 25, 1969 (age 54)
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Doug Christie
Douglas Christie Jr.
Douglas Christie Jr.
Ta’kari Lee
Ta’kari Lee
Chantel Christie
Chantel Christie
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Who is Jackie Christie?

Jackie Christie is a reality TV star, fashion designer, actress, author by profession, and American by nationality. The devoted philanthropist is best known for her appearance in VH1 hit reality series Basketball Wives LA and as the wife of former NBA player Doug Christie.

Doug Christie, Jackie Christie in 1990s (Source: Instagram)

Jackie Christie – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings

Jackie Christie’s birth took place on July 25, 1969, in Seattle, Washington, USA. In 2017 Christie shared pictures on Instagram of her first meeting with her biological father, who had recently gotten out of prison. Her mother passed away in 2012 due to cancer. 

Other facts about her early life including her siblings, childhood, and family are yet to be shared with the public.

Education, Ethnicity

For education, she attended Mark Morris School in Longview and Rainier Beach in Seattle. Christie then went on to attend college in Pepperdine in 1989, graduating in 1992. Her ethnicity is African-American.

Jackie Christie – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Jackie Christie married her longtime boyfriend Doug Christie, an NBA player on July 8, 1996, after more than 3 years of dating. The couple had met through a mutual friend Stevie P. 

She and her husband welcomed two children together – daughter Chantel Christie (born 1 June 1993) and son Douglas Christie Jr. (born 1 March 2001). They are happily married without rumors of extra-marital affairs or divorce.

She also has a daughter Ta’kari Lee, born in 1990 from her previous relationship. But the identity of the father of Ta’kari has been kept private. Christie is also a grandmother to Ta’kari’s son Jaxson.

Also read: Gloria Govan - Actress, Reality TV star of Basketball Wives, Basketball Wives: LA 

Doug Christie, Jackie Christie (Source: Heightline)

Jackie Christie – Career

Early Days

Jackie Christie first started out as a model. She rose to fame after marrying NBA star Doug Christie. Her marriage opened the path to star in the reality TV show Basketball Wives LA. Her outspoken nature did earn her considerable fame. 

With her husband, she started another reality show The Christies: Committed which would highlight their professional as well as personal lives. However, the series was canceled just after 6 episodes, even before the finale aired. 

Also read: Royce Reed - Reality TV star, Dancer, Author

Books, Fashion

In addition, Jackie Christie is also an author and has numerous books under her belt. Her first book Proud to Be a Colored Girl was published in 2009 followed by Luv-Pons! A Fun Variety Love & Romance Guide for Couples in 2010 and Wacky Waterslide Wipeout in 2011, among others

Moreover, Christie is also a fashion designer and has launched the fashion line Slayed by Jackie Christie, music production company Jean Fya Records, and entertainment firm BSM Media.


Jackie Christie’s Basketball Wives LA co-stars include Shaunie O'Neal, Draya Michele, Brandi Maxiell, Gloria Govan, and Tami Roman.


Jackie Christie with fellow Basketball Wives LA cast (Source: RealMrHousewife)

Jackie Christie – Controversy, Accusation

Christie was embroiled in controversy when she posted a topless picture on Instagram, which according to her was unintentional. Although she immediately deleted the picture, the picture had been downloaded. This also almost led to the end of her marriage.

While Christie's feud with co-star Malaysia Pargo continued, she accused Pargo's family of attacking her during an argument. In the series she detailed the attack, "They're dragging me to the door to leave, [and] this girl comes up and hits me on the side of the head; this older lady. It was one of her aunts. She might have had a purse, I don't know. Aunt hit me! I'm thinking — all I did was go black."

Also read: Meeka Claxton - Entrepreneur, Reality TV star of Basketball Wives

Jackie Christie – Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth is estimated to be around $10 million while there have been no estimates on her salary.

Jackie Christie – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

She has an official webpage with the name where she sells her books and merchandise. On social media, Jackie Christie is active on Instagram and Twitter with over 550k followers but is absent from Facebook.

Also read: Evelyn Lozada - ModelReality TV star of Basketball Wives, Livin' Lozada 

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