We all know that Christie Brinkley has found the fountain of youth — but while the model is all about reminding us that she will never age, she also has something higher up on her priority list: her kids. It’s time we get to know her three wonderful children!
After being married to French artist Jean-François Allaux from 1973 to 1981 — they didn’t have any children during their relationship — the actress tied the knot with legendary singer Billy Joel in 1985. The former couple welcomed their first and only daughter, Alexa Ray, that same year. However, the duo called it quits less than a decade after walking down the aisle.
While Christie and Billie were still technically married, the Dancing With the Stars alum said “I do” to real estate developer Richard Taubman in 1994. Though it was a short-lived romance, the duo did have a baby boy, son Jack, the following year before going their separate ways in 1995.
A fourth marriage came in 1996, when Christie and architect Peter Cook tied the knot. They welcomed their beloved daughter, Sailor Lee, in 1998. However, the National Lampoon’s Vacation alum’s fourth marriage also came to an end in 2008.
Although she’s living the single life nowadays, Christie couldn’t be more thrilled to have her three kids by her side. In fact, the Vegas Vacation actress has always taken pride in being a mother to her children. Christie’s youngest daughter, Sailor, even once dished some words of wisdom she received from her famous mom.
“She’s mostly just told me to smile — that’s like her No. 1 advice, especially for confidence — to, you know, ‘smile and you’ll feel it,’” the up-and-coming model previously gushed to Closer Weekly. “I honestly believe that too.”
Sailor noted she didn’t always take her mom’s advice to heart, though. “When I was younger, I’d be like, ‘No, that’s so stupid! Smiling doesn’t make you happy,’” she explained. “But if you just put a smile on your face and put your best foot forward, it’s easier. It’s easier to get through all of the bad stuff.”
Scroll on down to learn about each of Christie’s three kids!