Jackie Christie is planning to walk down the aisle for the 25th time. Christie, an original cast member of “Basketball Wives,” announced on Tuesday, April 14, that she and her husband retired NBA player Doug Christie were planning their 25th vow renewal ceremony. The reality star revealed her exciting news on Instagram and people were ecstatic to see the couple celebrating more than two decades worth of marriage.
Jackie Christie shared a younger image of herself and her husband to the social media platform. Christie, a mother of three, snuggled closely into Doug’s chest as she smiled for the photograph. The husband-wife duo were shirtless and looked as if they were hopelessly in love.
The 50-year-old television personality appeared to be looking forward to marrying her husband again in July. “We are excited to jump the broom for the 25th time! we reflect on our journey our Love, lessons & many blessings!” she wrote. Fans admired the couple for sustaining a healthy marriage and called the pair the epitome of “relationship goals.”
“Black love at it’s finest! 25 years is a blessing, do it BIG!” one user virtually shouted.
“Black love ,” a second fan gushed.
A third user said, “Relationship goals!”
“So bomb!!! Beautiful couple! #RelationshipGoals,” a fourth user commented.
A fifth user mentioned, “25 years Jackie; I need tips on lasting forever.”
“Such a beautiful marriage. Blessings for more years ,” a sixth virtually wished.
A seventh said, “Congratulations.”
The Christie’s have renewed their wedding vows every year since tying the knot for the first time in 1995. Jackie explained on VH1’s 14 Days of Love Special that she and Doug originally had a shotgun wedding. She claimed many of their family and friends were not able to attend the ceremony so they renewed their vows the following year.
“It was just such a beautiful experience, coming together and celebrating our first year, that we decided to do it every year and make it a family tradition,” Jackie said. The actress from the film “Deceitful” shared that planning their vow renewal is their secret to maintaining their long lasting relationship. “If we’re always planning a wedding, we don’t have time to plan a divorce,” she said.