How Have Jackie and Doug Christie Made It So Long While Living in the Spotlight?

"'This is something that you chose to do and I said I would support you in it and this is a part of it.'"

Jackie and Doug Christie have been married for over 20 years now which is truly a success in anyone’s book. From 15 seasons in the NBA to five years on reality TV, how have the couple managed to not implode the way so many other couples in the spotlight have?

Behind the scenes of the Basketball Wives LA season five reunion, Jackie opened up about how she and Doug have managed to stay intact. Jackie reveals that when the haters start to get to her, her man has to give her a pep talk, saying he says, “’I do not want to hear another thing about that. You’re my wife, I love you, I know who you are, we’re not going to worry about what the world is saying. This is something that you chose to do and I said I would support you in it and this is a part of it.'” Jackie goes on to say that it’s all about respect and communication in her marriage and that Doug is her “peaceful place” and they are committed to each other and their family. Aw! We love that Jackie and her man love each other so deeply, and so hard.

Don’t miss more of Jackie at the Basketball Wives LA season five reunion, next Sunday at 8/7c.