Jackie Christie’s got some words of love advice for Evelyn Lozada and Jennifer Williams.
Jackie Christie’s been happily married to Doug Christie for a minute, so she knows what it takes to make love last (and keep it loyal) with a pro-athlete. Evelyn might have a few issues when it comes to fidelity in her relationship, though.
On Monday’s episode of "Basketball Wives" Evelyn and fiancé Chad Ochocinco discussed whether or not they (or more specifically he) can hook up with other people. That chat alone has many people giving Evelyn the side-eye, but Jackie thinks it would be best for her to tune them out.
“Evelyn, I would tell her to ignore the naysayers. There’s gonna be a lot of them," Jackie told Vibe Vixen. "[Chad] is an athlete; [Evelyn] is a celebrity in her own right, and there’s gonna be a lot of people saying things about their relationship. I’m sure there’s already been."
And Jackie believes that Evelyn’s got to learn, since there will be so many critics, to just let the negative comments roll off of her back.
"She seems to really take it personal; I would just advise her to ignore it," Jackie observed. "I would definitely advise them to keep the world out of their relationship, though. Do the shows, share, but make sure when it comes time for any of that hearsay or people butting in, ask them to kindly stay out.”
Ultimately, Jackie thinks that Evelyn and Chad have what it takes to go the distance despite what anyone might see on TV. "I really admire their relationship. I think they’re best friends and can act silly and have fun," said Jackie. "At the same time, they have that commitment level that you need in a long-lasting relationship.
The "Basketball Wives: LA" queen bee also had some wisdom for Evelyn’s former BFF, Jennifer Williams, who is back on the market. In Jackie’s opinion, it would be best for Jennifer to focus on her hustle right now and the men will come along.
"She’s got some great businesses going on; I would focus on those. Let the man find her; don’t necessarily look for a guy," Jackie explained. "Not to say that she is, but I think Jennifer is one of the types guys would find attractive because she seems down to earth, calm, cool and collected and has a focus."