Chantel Christie Explains Putting Jackie On Blast On BBWLA: “I Know MY Truth.”

November 14, 2012  |

Considering how mentally and emotionally unstable Jackie Christie is frequently depicted on VH1’s reality show, Basketball Wives LA, many often wondered what kind of person she was capable of being to her family. Monday night’s episode, however, only seemed to confirm the suspicions most viewers had all along. Crazy is crazy all day long and it seems that her manipulative antics aren’t just limited to friends and acquaintances according to her 19-year-old daughter, Chantel.

In the episode, Chantel opened up to Laura Govan (of all people) and provided viewers with some insight as to what life was like growing up with Jackie Christie for a mo. She shared that Jackie frequently mistreated her older sister because she had darker skin and was heavier than Jackie would have liked her to be and because of that she was treated like an outcast and not allowed to appear in family portraits. Chantel revealed that Jackie even went as far as pitting the two against each other, referring to her as “the light skinny one” and her sister as “the dark overweight one”, which ultimately put a rift between the siblings and resulted in the sisters not speaking to one another for years.

Although Jackie is certainly the villain in this situation, fans seem to have had a response that was a bit unexpected. Instead of going after Jackie for her emotionally abusive and manipulating ways, they went after Chantel, calling her disloyal for airing out family business on national television, and to Laura no less. Laura also caught her share of the heat. Many felt that she had taken her shady antics way too far.

Chantel eventually took to Twitter to address the entire situation and to make amends with her mom.

Not that I owe you viewers any explanation. But I will address this for once and for all. Quote me, right it down, take a picture – I don’t give a f-ck.

I was in a bad place in MY life. Was it right? No. Was it “all lies”? No. Was it 4 “publicity”? No. Did I kno where Laura was coming from? NO. Do I regret it? I regret airing my personal life out 2 sm1 who, I now feel, had malicious intent. I regret addressing it publicly, at all. You all can believe WHATEVER you would like to.

I know MY truth. I wake up everyday and I have to live MY life. None of y’all do it for me. Show me a person that has never done something they shouldn’t have. And I’ll show you an angel. I will not call it a mistake because in THAT moment, it was exactly what I wanted to do. Looking back, it NEVER should’ve happened.

And I am woman enough to admit that publicly. But to be ridiculed, disrespected, threatened and bashed… Y’all don’t know me!! Walk a mile in my shoes, and I guarantee you’ll take em off! When all this “reality” Isht is over. When the camera cuts, and production wraps… That is still my Mother. And we have, and will continue to, mend our relationship BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, not for a million ppl to watch, dissect and judge.

@JackieChristie, I love you. & I’m not sure how, but as a FAMILY, I’m sure we’ll get through this. If you’re ready, I’m willing. And to those that have said evil, malicious things to me… I’m praying for you. Not even mad at cha. You can only speak on what you see.

We hope that this family is able to work through their differences. Check out the clip from Chantel’s heart-to-heart with Laura. Do you think she was wrong?

Jazmine Denise is a news writer for Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise

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  • friend not Foe

    Jackie is one of the smartest people I know. Which is evident in you folks thinking you know her and not a character she has.created for the masses. She surely isn’t insecure. Hoping to be accepted. We all are not perfect beings.

  • dbatt001

    lets lift these women up in prayer shall we?…bow your heads and close eyes…ehhh ehhhm, dear lord……

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  • She can speak on her life as she chooses!!! There is not a single person that has not said some shyt about their family to the wrong person…hers was just on TV…STOP JUDGING PEOPLE!!!! IT’S NOT YOU JOB!!!!

  • hollyw

    My only question through it all was: where is Doug?? What part is this man playing in this house of women running amok, and what did he have to say about it all after the episode’s airing (if anything, as always)? Jesus, please take the wheel, because obviously at this point SOMEBODY needs to (not counting that wack @$$, useless therapist)…

  • Cakester

    Laura is so quick to get all up in Jackie’s business to get even with her for something that happened last season, but I’m thinking she needs a little bit of therapy of her own…did anyone see her at the skate party?? She looked like a deranged baby doll or a new age garbage pail kid.. and her responses when she was confronted for being a bully…. something ain’t right with her… she was dead wrong for going to talk with Jackie’s daughter.. dead wrong…and I agree, Jackie’s daughter should not have aired her family business…however, when you prey on people that are thirsty for role models and someone to listen, the floodgates open… she thought she could trust Laura…

    • Trisha_B

      But how could Chantel be blamed for airing their business, when Jackie had the therapist show up at the house w/out her daughters knowing to have a session? Jackie allowed the camera’s in on that session. Whenever her daughter’s would speak up, Jackie would cut them off. So Jackie clearly didn’t mind her business being aired…as long as it was her view only. The session was before Chantel went to talk to Laura

      • Cakester

        I agree with you as far as Jackie airing the business first and ambushing her daughters, however Laura’s intentions were not good…she didn’t reach out to that girl in hopes that she could help her, she reached out, hoping to get more ammunition to use against Jackie and that’s wrong on so many levels! She’s evil and a bully. Jackie will have to face her own demons and work things out with her daughters but Laura should have stayed out of it… now Chantel may never trust anyone, ever!!!

  • Trisha_B

    Funny how Jackie tore draya apart last season for not taking care of her son, but treated her kids horrible smh. Jackie really needs help. Like anytime i watch the show, i feel like she needs to be put away. Like how she had the light skin daughter as the maid of honor, but not the dark skin one. She doesn’t even mention her older daughter on the show, but always mentions chantel

    • That’s because Draya is the type of woman Jackie feared would take Doug. Draya is mixed, light skinned, stacked to say the least-everything Jackie wants to be, everything she loathes, and everything she fears. She went hard at Draya and savored every moment. Jackie CLEARLY has a complex. She needs to swerve.

  • princess courtenay

    geezum peas!!! i aint holy but children are supposed to honor their mother and father no matter what type of life they gave them. by them honoring the parents, they and their kids will be blessed. if she felt that way, why not bring it out when they had the counselor at the house??? my momma said every body got a friend that they talk to, so you tell your friend, they tell their friend and so on…. now, youre 19, im gon go head and say you have SOME smarts…the camera man was there or was he behind the bush?? you did NOT know this would air??? girl have a seat at the doctors office…ill call the braxtons therapist for you! *paging doctor sherry*

    • TeahMonae

      I understand your position of honoring thy mother and father but quite frankly some parents don’t deserve that honor and respect. Respect is earned and if the abusive things that Jackie has done to her daughters are true,then she certainly has not earned it. Furthermore, when you sign up for a reality show, you are agreeing to share your personal life with a national tv audience and should be prepared to face whatever skeletons that should jump out your closet.

      • princess courtenay

        i said honor, i aint say nothing bout respect! lol..that mean if they ask for something or dying you should still take care of them. its more than well they were bad to me so imma be bad to them…your blessing comes out of you being the bigger person

        • I disagree. Jackie has done nothing short of emotional and mental abuse to her kids. I cannot believe the entitlement parents have, even when they have been awful parents. No amount of counseling will help Jackie Christie. Why should her kids obligate themselves to her Doug obssessed mental illnesses? What they need to do is get away from her as soon as possible and preserve their sanities for their own future families.

          Basically, you are saying that they should look past what their mother has inflicted upon hem, and obligate themselves to her abuse, that no matter what she does she must be forgiven based soley on the fact that she gave birth to them. This is why you treat people with respect, and honor others as well. There is going to be a time when she needs them. They should not subject themselves to her abuse. For her to make a difference in her kids is awful. But these are the kids you say should take care of her, right? The person who should encourage her kids to be a family is actually complicit in tearing them apart.

          Nah, off to the nursing home she goes.

  • candice fox

    Laura was dead wrong for baiting Chantel. To go and lie about being molested to get closer she is cleary a sociopath. Seek the Lord Christie Family! ya’ll surely need him.

    • hollyw

      Personally…I don’t think she was lying… I’m just saying, her response to Jackie’s betrayal thru this vendetta is so over-the-top, “woman scorned”-ish, she MUST have experienced some type of trauma/betrayal in her childhood…ijs 😐

  • I do not think she should have talked to laura but she cant talk to Jackie because if you say something she doesn’t like she will cut you off talk over you or give threats. I think this was her only way to express herself and her mom hear her. My opinion is Jackie was more interested in Doug not cheating on her than her kids.

  • MLS2698

    So does this mean Jackie is color struck? Is this why she chose an ” almost white ” looking dude for a husband? * shrugs *

  • Meyaka

    I hate people who put their deepest personal business on front street for everyone to see,Jackie needs to quit the show and focus on her family,stop searching for live in these hopeless places with draya,broke, and them,and start chasing your daughters,this is so sad…

  • Dawnn

    I have to agree she should have gone to her mother about this not to Laura. I think that she should have gone to a professional about her feelings not to Laura. Chantel, Dr. Sherry from the Braxton Family values or Iyanla is available for assistance.

  • TeahMonae

    The “unattractive” one probably looks just like Jackie!

  • I don’t think she should have told Laura, but she should be able to talk about her experiences. Jackie obviously has issues, and she’s a stain on her family. She should not have to keep her mouth closed for the sake of loyalty. Her mother is dead wrong. Just because you are a parent DOES NOT mean you can hurt your kids. If it was the other way around and the kids were treacherous, they’d be bashed.

  • IllyPhilly

    Soooo WTF does Jackie Crazy see when she looks in the mirror- Mariah Carey? Why are fans upset? It’s not like the show is about watching spoiled females share their personal lives on TV. People just need something to complain about all the damn time.

  • JaneDoe

    Both daughters need to seek professional help. Its obvious Jackie has done some serious damage that words alone can’t fix. Jackie, Doug, dem kids, they all have some issues to work on