Born in Croatia and raised in Newcastle, NSW, Jackie Gillies grew up in a close-knit family. In 2010, Jackie married the love of her life, Ben Gillies, drummer of the band Silverchair. They moved to Melbourne in 2013. Jackie divides her time between growing La Mascara Beverage Co., which she founded with Ben; TV appearances including four seasons of The Real Housewives Of Melbourne; charity work and providing psychic medium readings. A portion of her reading fees is donated to The Starlight Foundation, White Ribbon and Mission Australia. Jackie is also a strong supporter of the Moira Kelly Creating Hope Foundation.