CHRISTIE BRINKLEY TO ALEXA JOEL: “YOU’RE JUST LIKE YOUR FATHER!”
One of Alexa Joel’s problems might be the fact that she resembles her father. Unhappy Alexa, 23, the daughter of model Christie Brinkley and singer Billy Joel, took too many pills in a half hearted suicide attempt a few days ago. She had just returned from a vacation with her mother and half-siblings which might not have been much fun, according to the New York Post. Apparently Christie and Alexa are often at odds because Brinkley is so critical of Alexa’s father. The paper says that Christie makes mean comparisons between her daughter and exhusband and warned Alexa that she had her father’s genes and might become an alcoholic or overweight like him. When Alexa was ten, Christie took a bite of a brownie and spit it in the trash, saying “This is how you eat without gaining weight!” Christie isn’t the first mother to torment a daughter who reminds her of an ex-husband, but just maybe, she learned a lesson.