Chistie Brinkley has been a supermodel for a long, long time. Now, approaching her 60th birthday, she confided to Nancy O’Dell of Entertainment Tonight that she has really big problems in her love life.
But that is not exactly a new situation for Christie, who has already had four husbands.
In 1973, she married French artist Jean-François Allaux; that ended in 1981 without children.
In 1985, she married musician Billy Joel; that survived until 1994, and produced one child, Alexa Ray.
Christie’s third marriage was in 1994 to real estate developer Richard Taubman. He proposed to her in May 1994, while she was still married to Billy Joel. She surprisingly announced at their wedding that they were expecting a baby boy. The marriage ended the following year. The child was named Jack Paris Taubman.
Christie’s fourth attempt was In 1996 with architect Peter Halsey Cook. They divorced in 2008. There was one child, Sailor Brinkley Cook.
Perhaps it is pertinent to point out Albert Einstein’s famous definition of insanity which is repeating the same action over an over again — and expecting a different result.
Now she is complaining that she is having a hard time finding men her age to date.
“It seems like during this period that most of the guys are like 38, 39, 42, like that sort of age group,” Brinkley told Nancy. “It’s funny because I think that at that age they have nothing to prove. They’re very confident and do they just what they want to do.” [With] men my age I feel quite invisible to them,” Brinkley added.
When it comes to dating younger guys, Brinkley says places limitations on how young the man can be.
“I think a ten year span is fine,” Brinkley said.
Christie Brinkley is celebrating her birthday, and showing off her incredible figure, by posing in a swimsuit on the cover of this week’s PEOPLE.
But she doesn’t feel comfortable about wearing a bikini. She says:
“My kids would be so embarrassed! In private I may wear a bikini, but at the public beach with my kids I would change bathing suits because they do not want to be hanging out with some old broad in a bikini.”
Referring again to her love life and the restrictions she is putting she says, “Because I’m an older mom, I have a responsibility to my kids as well as myself… I want to be there for them.”
Christie Brinkley at 60 is a formidable woman; 50 year old men – get in line!