Who is Christie Dickinson?
Christie Dickinson was born in the USA, on 19 November 1961 – her zodiac sign is Scorpio and she holds American nationality. She’s a marketing strategist, but who’s probably known best for being the mother of James Charles, a famous American YouTuber, social media personality and a make-up artist.
She’s not to be mistaken for the actress Christine Dickinson.
Early life and education
Christie was raised in the US by her parents, about whom nothing is known as she respects their privacy. As she hasn’t spoken about having any siblings, she’s widely believed to be an only child.
She became interested in modelling and acting while attending a local high school, but was urged by her parents to focus on her education.
Christie still practiced acting at the school and also ran track; she matriculated in 1979. She hasn’t spoken about her further education but it’s widely believed that she attended a college at which she was amongst the best students, and obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1983.
Nothing is known about Christie’s career with the exception that she’s today working for her son James as his marketing strategist.
Love life and relationships
Christie prefers to keep the details of her life to herself, but being the mother of a famous American man has made this hard for her.
She hasn’t spoken of how and when she met Skip Charles Dickinson, but it’s believed that they met in their early ‘90s.
The two dated for over five years before exchanging vows in front of their wide circle of friends and family members on 27 September 1996, and on 3 May 1999, Christie gave birth to their son James Charles, while their second son Ian Jeffrey followed on 17 December 2001. Both boys have already moved out, and are today social media stars.
As of May 2021, Christie’s married to Skip Charles Dickinson, and has two sons.
Hobbies and other interests
Christie’s passionate about travelling, but had visited only a couple of US states before her son James became famous, and promised he would pay for her future travels. Christie has since been to many states as well as a couple of South American and European countries.
She’s a cat-lover and has two pet cats.
Christie enjoys reading books in her spare time – her favorite is “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen.
She was physically active in her 20s and 30s, as she had multiple training sessions at the gym each week, however, Christie no longer works out.
She’s keen on watching movies late at night, and her favorite actor and actress are Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman, while a couple of her favorite movies are the franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Edward Scissorhands” and “V for Vendetta”.
In 2013 aged 51, Christie was diagnosed with breast cancer and her family showed great support in helping her fight it. Her husband was there all the time, and Christie eventually won the fight.
To mark five years after she had beaten the disease and the fact that it hasn’t returned, she tattooed a small symbol on her left wrist.
Age, height and net worth
Christie’s age is 59. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) and she weighs around 140lbs (64kgs). As of May 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $100,000, while her son James’ net worth is reputedly over $22 million.
Who is James Charles?
James Charles Dickinson was born in Bethlehem, New York State USA – his zodiac sign is Gemini and he holds American nationality. He’s known best for his Instagram account, which has gathered over 27 million followers, while he has uploaded close to 1,000 pictures.
Most of these have been taken during his everyday life, while nearly all feature him wearing make-up and girly clothes. He’s openly gay.
He was educated at Bethlehem Central High School at which he was bullied because of his looks and being gay, however, he’s stated that he simply ignored his bullies; James was 12 years old when he came out to his parents, who supported him no matter what. During his senior year at school, his friend asked if he were willing to do her make-up for a school’s dance, and after this, James fell in love with the job, and began teaching himself everything he could related to make-up.
His career was officially launched on 1 December 2015, when he created his YouTube channel which is today subscribed to by more than 25 million people, while it numbers over 3.4 million views of all his videos combined.
James uploaded his most popular video – “No More Lies” – on 19 May 2019, which has since been viewed more than 55 million times.
He was 17 years old when he became the CoverGirl cosmetics brand’s spokesmodel, working together with the brand’s ambassador Katy Perry. In November 2018, he launched his clothing line Sisters Apparel, followed by his make-up line The Sister Collection. In March 2019, James did make-up for the Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, and was featured in her music video “Sally Walked”. The following years saw him work with numerous celebrities such as Kylie Jenner, Madison Beer and Addison Rae. In the spring of 2020, he organized his own competition series “Instant Influencer”, in which beauty influencers competed for the prize of $50,000.
James has been criticized for being a male make-up artist by the community, and there has been a lot of controversy surrounding him. In early 2017, he tweeted ‘I can’t believe we’re going to Africa today omg what if we get Ebola?’ and in April 2019, he stated that he wasn’t ‘fully gay’ because he was also attracted to women and trans men in the past. James was heavily criticized for both these statements, and issued an apology both times.
On 10 May 2019, his long-term collaborator Tati Westbrook accused James of being disloyal, of promoting a company which was a rival to her company, and claimed that he had been trying to trick her straight friend into thinking that he’s gay. She revealed all this in a video which cost James one million subscribers in only a day, and in nine days James had lost 3.2 million followers because of Tati’s accusations.
When James responded with his video “No More Lies”, he gained an additional one million subscribers while Tati had lost 200,000.
James has been accused by several 16 years old boys that he has sent them nude pictures, and asked them to send him their nude pictures. At first, he defended himself by stating that all the boys told him that they were actually 18, however, on 1 April 2021, James admitted to having known about the boys’ age and promised he would never do something similar in the future, however, more boys came forth after his statement, claiming that they were groomed by him.
It was announced on 17 April 2021 that the brand Morphe had cut ties with James, and on 19 April, YouTube demonetized his channel.
James has had filler injections in his lip, and botox injections in his forehead.