Some might expect longtime NBA wife Jackie Christie to have strong feelings about the role of a wife versus that of a girlfriend, but the “Basketball Wives: LA” star said there’s really no difference.
“If they’re in a relationship and they love and respect each other and they communicate well and their relationship is flourishing, then that’s fine. Who am I to judge?” asked Jackie, who has been married to baller Doug Christie since 1996.
There has been lots of judgment among the reality TV audience, as well as questions about why some single women are even featured on shows with “wives” in the title.
Jackie’s co-star Draya Michele, Evelyn Lozada (“Basketball Wives”) and Kenya Moore (“Real Housewives of Atlanta”) are just a few women who’ve gotten side eyes and negative feedback about being on their respective series that focus is on spouses.
“Basketball Wives: LA” alumna Laura Govan has previously stated that she thinks the “Basketball Wives” franchise should never have cast single women.
“At the end of the day, the title is called ‘Basketball Wives,’ at least play basketball. Let’s not just have the groupies,” Laura told Sister 2 Sister in 2012.
While some might pass judgment, Jackie, who is an avid supporter of marriage equality, said she’s not one of those people.
“I don’t judge any woman. I think that all of us are out here trying to be with our mates and find our way. More power to everyone,” she said.
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