Christie Brinkley Thought Ex-Husband Billy Joel Wasn’t ‘Boyfriend Material’


It wasn’t love at first sight for Christie Brinkley. She shared the story of how she met her ex-husband Billy Joel. He once admitted that he was attracted to her right away and tried anything to get her attention. At the time, she had been living in Paris for a while, so she didn’t even know who he was when they met!

She joked that she didn’t think he was “boyfriend material” at first either. They met while both vacationing in St. Barts in 1983. Christie said, “Oh, no, no, no. He was burnt. He was as red as a lobster. He was shiny. He was, like, in a Hawaiian tourist shirt.”


Christie Brinkley didn’t think Billy Joel was “boyfriend material” at first

Billy Joel Christie Brinkley1141.JPG Celebrity Archaeology 1992 FILE PHOTO New York, NY Billy Joel Christie Brinkley Photo by Adam Collect

Well, apparently his charm worked on her because they got married in 1985. Ultimately, their marriage didn’t last and they split up in 1994. However, they had one daughter together named Alexa Ray who is now following in her father’s musical footsteps.


RELATED: Billy Joel’s Heartwarming Reaction To His Daughter’s New Song


Christie and Billy have remained friends even though their marriage didn’t work out. They previously said things ended because of his crazy schedule.

What a funny story!

Show comments
Published by

Recent Posts

Jamie Lee Curtis Talks About The One Scene That Made Her Feel Like A ‘Bad*ss’

Jamie Lee Curtis has had some incredible roles over the years but she said that…

3 hours ago

‘Knots Landing’ Star Michele Lee Is Now 79 And Made Her Way Back To Broadway

Michele Lee played the iconic Karen Cooper Fairgate MacKenzie on the soap opera Knots Landing…

5 hours ago

Peri Gilpin From ‘Frasier’ Is Now 60 And Keeping Saturday Morning Cartoons Alive

Serve up some tossed salads and scrambled eggs, because Frasier is here, joined as always…

15 hours ago

Inside The Decades-Long Relationship Between Celine Dion And Manager René Angélil

Every beginning comes implicitly with an impending goodbye. Best-selling musical artist Celine Dion and producer,…

17 hours ago

Rob Lowe Shares Rock Bottom Moment That Forced Him To Get Sober

Rob Lowe is gearing up to celebrate 32 years of sobriety this May. He was…

19 hours ago

Martha Stewart Says She’s Been Struck By Lightning Three Times

Martha Stewart revealed something interesting about herself on The Ellen DeGeneres Show during its final…

20 hours ago