Mother and daughter duo, Jackie and Chantel Christie(dad is Doug Christie),17, recently sat down with Tight Rope magazine to talk about their individual careers, family life, and more. Check out excerpts from the interview now!
Jackie Christie on being a mom: Being a mom means that I nurture, I educate, I protect, I encourage my kids…I think it means giving of yourself in a way that nobody would understand. I have so many girlfriends that didn’t have kids and when they had them they would call me and they say, ‘Oh my goodness Jackie! Do you know, that this is the GREATEST LOVE I’ve ever felt.’ There is nothing that can compare to being a mom and the way you feel about your children. I’m kind of one of those moms that you know…we grew up with everybody coming to our house and hanging out in our neighborhood. You know, my mom’s that way and she opened up her home to everyone and I do the same thing, so I just don’t love my kids, I love other kids as well and people always go, ‘You’re not their mom,’ but I’m like ‘Okay, but that’s what you say’…But I still feel like I need to protect them, encourage and inspire and just help other kids. So, I think that’s what being a mom is, doing all of those things.

Chani Christie on what her mom means to her: “You know, it means a lot…There are a lot of people that look up to my mother and like I said, I was born into it…So, as I was raised I was always looking up to her. You know, she was not only a mother, but she was a role model to me and that’s why I continue to follow in her footsteps and carry on her legacy, because she is creating one and I instill that in my younger brother as well…You know, we have to carry on the “Christie” title with the upmost respect. So, coming up as a “Christie” especially under my mother…It’s been a humbling, exciting, motivational experience and I will carry that on for the rest of my life…The things that I’ve learned from my mother can’t be replaced.

Jackie Christie on being friends with her daughter: It’s funny, because I look at Chani as my best friend as well as my daughter…We share our time in a number of different ways…We’re both into fashion…We’re both into eating good food, so we spend a lot of time…I take her to all of her auditions and all that. I’m very protective of her and sometimes to a fault, but she’s still my baby even though she’ll be eighteen in June…and she reminds me every week, but we spend our time doing a lot of girlie stuff, we get our nails done…You know I’m always trying to learn like the new things, like Twitter…She teaches me all the hip stuff that’s going on…So, we spend our time just doing that and half the time we argue, but that what mother’s and daughters do, but it’s always cute little arguments…It’s things like me wanting her to wear a certain thing or wear her hair a certain way and she says, ‘No mom I want to do it this way,’ but I love it! I wouldn’t trade it for the world…and the same with my older daughter and my son.

Chani Christie on being friends with her mom: Me and my mom definitely are friends. I hear a lot that parents are supposed to stay in a parents place and their not supposed to be their kids’ friend…My mother knows how to be a parent, but she also knows how to be a friend and knows how to speak to me about certain things… and that’s what I can definitely respect about her…She’s in a position of authority just because she’s my mother, but knows how to be a friend to me and that’s what I LOVE!

MORE INTERVIEW: Click here to read the entire interview now!

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  1. I know im not scared of her likes she wants people to be she will meet a real hood chick some place and get her a** beat one day

  2. Jackie Christie is not what she seems in this picture, she’s playing like she really cares alot about her children. What makes this photograph so cliche’ is she has other daughter who is not pictured here. Why you ask,because this lady picks and chooses her favorites. She has a daughter who lives in Seattle that she does not support and has grandchildren that she don’t care to see,and don”t even no their names!!!She puts on a good front just read the article above,she doesn’t mention her other daughter not once in the article so what does she have to hide!!!

  3. Not feeling the second pic, but I don’t get incest, just eyebrow raised & an okaaaayyy, next.

    Yes this woman did follow her husband around throughout his career (she took the kids with her by the way), how many accounts of her husband cheating or having many different children floating around? It works for them & he’s not complaining or has left so who am I to knock her?

    As for being her daughter’s friend..she’s almost 18, she can’t control her once she hits 18. It’s a bit late to change the friend relationship. However, if she does know how to parent, when to parent & have a good mother-daughter relationship with her, then I say good for them.

    • You know Sherley, I was debating whether to even comment but you have expressed some of my thoughts. One, I don’t get the incest angle either. That’s like wow to me. The second picture while I am indifferent to, is artistic expression and quite different. I’ve listened to interviews with Jackie Christie, watched their t.v. show that they had, and have listened to their blog talk radio, and they are a very equally loving and devoted couple. I know there were alot of nasty things said about Jackie with respect to her view and approach to her relationship, but after having listened to the both of them and read their book (which was a gift from them actually) they make a lot of sense and I really appreciate their thing, if you will. It’s not weird or bizarre at all. I know to each his or her own, but I just wanted to say that I agree with your comment about them. What I know of her, I like. I will say that I am not a fan of lines being crossed with being a parent and a friend and this is generally speaking, but again to each his or her own.

      • I read the comments twice before I comment Fashioned. Even if I was the only person not seeing the incest, I wanted to voice it. It’s their relationship & if they are not complaining, cheating, abusing one another, they don’t need our blessing.

        *Sherley shrug*

  4. why are all these parents trying to be their kids friends? i think parents should be parents. its no wonder that these kids nowadays are bad, out of control and disrespectful because their parents aren’t parenting. this new age parenting has to stop.

  5. All pictures are not supposed to look the same or your standards of what you feel is ok. People always seem to take pictures and put their own spin on them. I don’t see anything wrong the pics, but anywho!! I wish more parents were like her and actually cared about other children in their area, there would probably be less crime.

    • Tamika, I honestly don’t see what you are seeing…”INCEST” is a big word and a harsh one at that…This picture clearly shows a mother and daughter bond who love one another genuinely, as they should…To see what your mind saw, to me shows a vulnerability in you about your relationship with your mother or someone close to you and If that is the case, my prayers go out to you…

      Showing affection to a loved one is okay…Jackie is showing her strength and confidence as he daughter sits close to her mom, she shows her confidence as she listens to her mom with respect and love….

      Stay Positive!!!!!


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