Whereas Christie Brinkley isn’t a reputation you hear within the information repeatedly anymore, anybody sufficiently old to recollect her heyday will probably be amazed at how younger she nonetheless appears in 2019. It’s not typically a onetime supermodel who’s now 65 nonetheless appears near 35. In case you’ve seen footage of Brinkley recently, you’ll consider she’s discovered a fountain of youth potion.
Regardless of her magnificence, her marriages haven’t had endurance. Exterior of her longest marriage being to Peter Prepare dinner from 1996 to 2008, her marriage to Billy Joel continues to be celebrated. It nearly appears they by no means actually break up since they’ve stayed mates since their 1994 divorce.
What number of instances has Brinkley been married? It’s greater than you assume, and he or she won’t be completed. Then once more, a latest, new relationship with one other rock star didn’t pan out.
Billy Joel was not Christie Brinkley’s first marriage
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Maybe it’s onerous to think about Brinkley wasn’t a younger, single mannequin when she first met Joel. In truth, she’d already been married to a French artist named Jean-François Allaux for eight years simply previous to assembly The Piano Man.
This primary marriage to Allaux occurred in 1973 when she was solely 19 years outdated. Nonetheless, she was modeling already by then, even when a few of us largely keep in mind the height of her profession occurring within the early 1980s.
Brinkley divorced Allaux in 1981, making her one of the vital wanted supermodels by each notable man on this planet. Earlier than she met Joel, although, she’d already met Prepare dinner, the fateful man she’d marry later.
There was additionally a quick relationship with Olivier Chandon de Brailles, with each planning to marry within the early 1980s. The wedding by no means occurred because of de Brailles dying in a automotive crash not lengthy after.
How can we neglect Christie Brinkley showing in Billy Joel’s ‘Uptown Woman’ video?
These of you dwelling within the early 1980s seemingly keep in mind Joel’s smash single Uptown Woman and the favored video for it then performed on MTV 1,000,000 instances. Brinkley appeared within the video the place she and Joel brazenly flirted on digicam. Everybody knew there was an attraction there, although they didn’t marry till two years after the video launched.
For Joel, this was his second marriage go-round. Based mostly on their noticeable chemistry collectively, everybody thought on the time he and Brinkley can be collectively endlessly. But, had issues gone in another way, she may need married Prepare dinner sooner than she did.
Not that we haven’t seen different marriage conditions the place a star marries somebody later they’d met earlier in life. Little did Brinkley know her third marriage would even be a catastrophe, not together with a really messy divorce.
None of this has saved her from relationship to this very day.
Christie Brinkley’s two marriages to non-celebrities didn’t work out
After Joel, Brinkley rebounded with an actual property tycoon by the title of Richard Taubman, leading to one youngster and a fast divorce solely a yr into their marriage in 1995.
Contemplating Prepare dinner was an architect, you’d assume marrying one other “common man” who isn’t actually a star would make for a secure marriage. Prepare dinner did mannequin in his earlier years, so maybe you can nonetheless name him a notable to a level. In any case, this was Exhibit A for at all times vetting earlier than marriage.
Everyone knows the bitter divorce because of Prepare dinner’s serial philandering. Even certainly one of Prepare dinner’s former wives wrote a letter to Brinkley in recent times apologizing to her for ignoring warnings about Prepare dinner’s penchant for having affairs with youthful ladies.
Sure, 4 failed marriages was a harsh lesson realized. Brinkley hasn’t stayed out of the relationship recreation anyway because the Prepare dinner divorce occurred in 2007. One of the crucial latest high-profile relationships she’s had is with rock icon John Mellencamp. Sadly, they break up a number of years in the past after relationship for a yr.
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