During her messy split with ex-husband Peter Cook, Christie Brinkley says she was outraged by suggestions by the media that she aired her grievances for public sympathy at the expense of the couple’s two children Jack Paris, 14, and Sailor Lee, 10 ½. “Maybe I can try again to clear this up,” the 55-year-old former supermodel tells the July issue of Ladies Home Journal. “Divorce courts in New York are always open to the public. I didn’t want special treatment.”
If there was a bright spot in the ordeal, it was the support that came from her second husband Billy Joel.
“Billy’s great. He’s godfather to Jack and Sailor, and you know there have been times when I have had to spend time with lawyers or whatever and he’s babysat. He lives nearby, so he’s like, ‘Send ‘em over here!’”
With the divorce now behind her, Christie is looking towards the future with her children. Daughter Alexa, 23 and her only child with Billy, is pursuing a career in music and it looks as though her younger brother will follow suit. Nodding towards a heap of musical instruments in her living room, Christie observes, “Jack is our rocker.” While the music they make no doubt brings a smile to her face, Christie says that what makes her most happy is something far more straightforward:
“The sound of my children’s footsteps.”
Source: Ladies Home Journal