Christie Brinkley on ex’s vows: Christie Brinkley Joel
Published: July 6, 2015
Christie Brinkley on ex’s vows: Christie Brinkley Joel, Christie Brinkley has congratulated her ex-husband Billy Joel on his fourth marriage – by saying his young wife will make a wonderful friend for their daughter.
Musician Billy, 66, married pregnant girlfriend Alexis Roderick, 33, in a surprise ceremony while celebrating Independence Day at the weekend with friends on July 4.
After the nuptials, the 61-year-old supermodel wrote on her Instagram page: ‘Congratulations to the glowing bride and groom. And to my daughter Alexa, who has a wonderful friend in Alexis! Wishing the growing family every happiness!’
Christie’s daughter is just four years younger than Joel’s new wife, a former Morgan Stanley executive.
The former couple have a famously amicable relationship, and so the social media post was met with praise from her fans who considered her comment to be a genuine show of support.
But her remarks could also be interpreted as a slight – referencing the fact Miss Roderick is just a few years older than their daughter and pregnant with his baby.
Others on Instagram pointed out the likeness between Billy’s ex Christie, and his new wife Alexis.
The couple have been together since 2009 and are expecting their baby, a girl, this summer, and the ceremony was attended by Billy’s 29-year-old daughter Alexa Ray, currently his only child.
A source told the People that the couple ‘surprised guests by exchanging vows in front of family and close friends’, on the music icon’s Long Island estate in New York.
Guests had thought that it was simple an annual Fourth of July get-together, but it turned out to be their surprise wedding.
The couple swapped their ‘I dos’ as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo resided over the ceremony.
The newlyweds have been dating since 2009 and are expecting their first child – a daughter – this summer.
‘Billy is thrilled to become a dad again,’ an insider told the publication in April.
Billy Joel and Alexis Roderick at at Elton John AIDS benefit
Their romance began in 2009, following Billy’s split from third wife Katie Lee.
Christie was married to the Piano Man hitmaker for over nine years from 1985-1994.
The father-to-be was also previously married to first wife Elizabeth Weber Small in the 1970s and early ’80s.
Alexis is an accomplished equestrian and former Morgan Stanley executive. She shared that her first meeting with the Uptown Girl singer was at a restaurant in Long Island.
‘He was going to dinner. I wasn’t. And we were friends for a while before we started dating,’ she told ‘ she told the NY Daily News.
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