‘Basketball Wives LA’ star Jackie Christie is blogging for HollywoodLife.com, sharing her thoughts about each episode! Read what she has to say below!
Our trip to Hawaii … my oh my, how the tides have turned and not in my favor! I had hoped at least one of the girls would be happy to admit what they had said about each other, along with the smorgasbord of BS that was going around the group. I will be the first to admit I did have my hand in stirring the pot, so to speak, but not with any ill intentions. I believe in putting ALL the cards on the table. Unfortunately, that’s not the way the whole thing played out.
I’m so glad I have tough skin and a strong support system around me at all times. I would have been a real mess if I had to face five screaming demons all united against me (I’m just one person). But hey, we shall see. Big things come in small packages …
We went surfing! Of course my fear of sharks had me afraid of the water, but I could not let the girls down and not get in the water. So off I went, shower cap and all, to avoid getting my hair wet. Gloria later commented that my cap embarrassed her, which made me laugh. Gloria is the best at speaking her mind at times, and it’s always with the best intentions it seems.
OK, so I don’t eat pig! Big deal right? Well you would have thought that the girls could have been a little more compassionate on our first night there. I was in tears because I felt like I was tricked into eating the pork! The girls were not amused, but I didn’t care. I was very emotional and upset. We eventually got past it though because Imani was amazing with her care and concern for what I was going through. I will never forget that. Laura’s “funny dance” did lighten the spirit when the girls and I found ourselves a little uptight … the tension was thick amongst us.
Here we are in Hawaii, a place where I used to live (and I loved). I just wanted to enjoy some relaxation in the sun with good friends, but hell no. That was not to be! There was not only Imani and Laura‘s beef that was still unresolved, but there was also a deep brewing undercurrent that was felt by all of us at one time or another.
I must say Gloria was the only one staying out of the drama at first, but that soon changed as soon as the culprit began to put her spin factor in motion. But hey, like I have said before, I’m not here to toss anyone under the bus. I say that I live and learn and I have no anger or animosity towards the girls. They are just being themselves, and who am I to judge?
Once the actual meeting/talk, whatever you want to call it, took place on the beach with Laura and Imani, that’s when true colors became apparent across the board. I had to accept at that moment what was unfolding.
The confrontations that insued after were mind blowing to me because I felt like we were all friends and that was the time to be 100% honest, put the truth out there and stand up and be adults no more hiding. Stay tuned is all I can say.
– Jackie Christie
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