“I was raised in a pretty old-fashioned way, believe it or not,” Alexa previously told Closer Weekly about her upbringing with the entertainer and mom Christie Brinkley. “Literally, if I didn’t say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ to the waiter I’d get a little [tap on the shoulder], ‘You have to say please.'”
Alexa is the only child Billy shares with his second ex-wife Christie. After they got divorced in 1994, he married Food Network star Katie Lee in 2004 before they separated in 2010. After dating around, Billy found his true soulmate in his fourth wife, Alexis Roderick, who is also the mother of his two small kids, Della and Remy. No doubt the “We Didn’t Start the Fire” singer is raising them the same way he raised Alexa — with tough love.
“I was sheltered,” she said. “I hear how Drew Barrymore grew up going to the bars — I was never allowed.”
Alexa did cherish all of the moments that she’s had with her dad. “We would sit around and play music,” she recalled. “My dad would play piano, I would sing ‘Sound of Music,’ and mom would dress me up. I just had so much fun with them that I never got into the crazy party scene.”
Now that the musician is engaged to restaurateur Ryan Gleason she’s trying to find different ways her dad can be incorporated in her wedding. So far, Alexa wants Billy to perform with her.
“My dad doesn’t know it yet, but we’re doing a duet,” she told Closer at Smile Train’s 20th anniversary gala at Capitale NYC in May 2019. “He’ll be cool with it. He’s very laid back, and he does whatever I want to do.”
Alexa’s wedding will be one to remember.
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