Born in Croatia and raised in Newcastle, Jackie Gillies grew up in a close-knit family. In 2010, Jackie married Silverchair drummer Ben Gillies. 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. Her debut book Shine it Up is published by Hachette.