JACKIE GILLIES STILL SHINING!
It may have been a long time between seasons of The Real Housewives Of Melbourne but while the show’s been on hiatus, star Jackie Gillies has been busy. After appearing on I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! in 2018, the celebrity psychic medium put pen to paper and wrote her first book Shine It Up, which she’s hoping will help fans learn “how you connect with spirits”. “I always say, ‘If you can inspire one person in your life, then you’re doing your job,’” says the 38-year-old star. Now, Jackie dishes to NW about her extraordinary psychic gift, her plans for her own show and why hubby, Silverchair rocker Ben Gillies, is banned from her medium readings!
Hi, Jackie! So how did this book come about?
I always had it on my vision board that I was going to write a book and after coming off I’m a Celeb, two publishing companies hit me up about writing a story.
What are you sharing with fans in Shine It Up?
This book talks about the relationship I was in and how I lost myself and used all my energy to put myself into a relationship that just wasn’t working. And when it ended it was almost like I didn’t want to live. That was my lowest point. So I talk about how I was able to shine through that.
OK, now to what everyone wants to know – when is coming back?
The Real Housewives Of Melbourne Is there a Season Five? I’m sure there will be. Will I go back? It will depend on what I have going on. I know it’s very popular and I do really think it will come back. I said to the big producers that I believe this show will have seven seasons.
The show screened in the US and did quite well... would you ever jump ship to The Real Housewives Of Beverly
Hills? I’m actually friends with Lisa Rinna! She’s a really funny chick. But I want to do my own show where I do psychic medium readings. I feel like Australia needs that. I want people to see that you can connect with the spirits and you can trust your own intuition and have the power if you know how to tap into that.
Does your husband Ben ever ask you to do a reading for him?
No, not anymore. Because he doesn’t want me knowing the things he’s going to purchase. I have caught him out for buying so much s**t for me. I actually literally say, “I know you bought this bag,” and he goes, “This is b******t.” He’s trying to be a good husband.
How are things going with you and Ben? Are you still as happy as ever?
OMG, absolutely! He’s my soulmate.
Do you get sick of people asking when you guys are going to start a family?
I think that so many people have seen me and Ben on The Real Housewives Of Melbourne and they really want to see me experience motherhood and I appreciate that. I definitely want to experience motherhood but I put it out to the universe. I have to leave it to the universe to handle. If it’s meant to be, it’ll be.
Out now. Hachette