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.

Posted by Janet on December 8, 2009

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  1. By cal
    On December 8, 2009 at

    I guess it would suck if you have a super model mum and you look like your not-so attractive father. But in the above picture the daughter is not un-attractive. It’s not like she looks like bruce and demi’s kid – and she ain’t killing herself over it, rather she is out there making it happen and riding the parents coat tails.

    Not much fun for the mother to have a daughter who reminds you of an ex you can no longer stand. Christie needs to get over it though, she should just see her daughter for the individual person she is.

  2. By E
    On December 9, 2009 at

    I always suspected that Christie was an idiot; this proves it. If she is too dim-witted to be able to tell the difference between her daughter and her ex (and there is no other reason to do the crap she is doing) then it’s no one’s fault but her own.

    It will be her abusive treatment of her daughter that is the biggest cofactor in Alexa’s turning to alcohol or drugs if she does. The Willis/Moore kids may look less like their mother, but I am betting that they got some actual love and support.

    Unfortunately, Brinkley is not the only parent to belittle and abuse their children out of fear of being eclipsed. I don’t know anything about Alexa; does anyone know if she also inherited her father’s musical abilities and that’s what is so threatening to Brinkley?

  3. By gay tallywacker
    On December 9, 2009 at

    Christie is a fool. There is a reason why her marriages don’t work out. Hey Christie…leave that girl alone!

  4. By jc
    On December 9, 2009 at

    Maybe Brinkleys most recent ex-husband wasnt so bad after all. I mean if this is how you treat your own flesh and blood imagine how she might treat her husband.

  5. By Etienne
    On December 9, 2009 at

    Peter Cook must be feeling pretty vindicated right about now. Not that he gets any slack for what he did but now we see that her preppie clothes and scorned wife act was just that – an act.

    I was overweight as a kid and my mother used to constantly harp on me about it and not in a nice way. I was one of the “lucky” ones in that I didn’t become anorexic; I just got bigger. I lost it when I went away to school but the emotional scars are still there and I’m in my 30s now. Christie Brinkley has a lot to answer for in her daughter’s problems.

  6. By pusssykatt
    On December 9, 2009 at

    Christie is just like Jennifer Aniston…if the public knew what a “BITCH” she was they’d realize why neither can keep a man. Peter Cook, although a cad, is looking more and more sympathetic.

  7. By Mad
    On December 9, 2009 at

    Are we looking at the same girl?? Alexa Joel is a stunningly beautiful girl and I have never seen a picture of her that might even hint at a weight problem. WTH? Christie Brinkley isn’t the only standard of beauty in the world. I would bet that Alexa’s problems have more to do with a boyfriend trouble than with any of the nonsense printed here.

  8. By Julianne
    On December 9, 2009 at

    I too have thought Chrisie is a flaming bitch, and this proves it. No decent mother compares her child unfavorably to anyone. Maybe all the peroxide she’s used over the years has pickled her brain, and she doesn’t know this fact. Billy Joel may not be easy to live with, but Miss Christie has been married, what, 4 times? Methinks SHE isn’t a day at the beach to live with either. Pinhead. Alexa is a grownup; she needs to tell Mommy to go to hell and surround herself with people who truly love her.

  9. By right
    On December 9, 2009 at

    A nice picture from happier times for their family.

  10. By Maisie
    On December 9, 2009 at

    Alexa is GORGEOUS! Very exotic looking and unique–unlike her white-bread, dime-a-dozen mother.

  11. By la la liz
    On December 9, 2009 at

    God, and to thing I actually felt sorry for Christie Brinkley during her divorce proceedings. She and Peter Cook deserved each other. Much love to Alexa.

  12. By Mary-Claire
    On December 9, 2009 at

    Alexa has the most striking features.She is a unique beauty., Christie Brinkley is just a generic run of the mill Bland and blonde bitch, it seems.

  13. By Miss Eva
    On December 9, 2009 at

    Stunningly beautiful? Gorgeous? Unique beauty? You people are either blind or utterly delusional! Apparently she can sing and play the piano, but that’s about it. And she didn’t even take real pills in this half-a$$ed suicide attempt–it was some sort of herbal concoction that had virtually no effect. Nothing but high drama here.

  14. By Anon1
    On December 9, 2009 at

    Alexa is way more beautiful than Christie inside and out so hopefully one day she will realize that

  15. By Dori
    On December 9, 2009 at

    I live out on Long Island where Brinkley runs in the same charity circles as I do, on occasion. For years it’s been a given that she’s strikingly attractive and strikingly DUMB. Meeting her and seeing her in action only confirmed this for me.

  16. By Lila
    On December 9, 2009 at

    Christie probably made a remark about Alex’s nose. I think Christie is in love with herself and will never ever walk down the aisle again.

  17. By Nursie
    On December 9, 2009 at

    Alexa is beautiful, more so than her mother. The writer who dismissed the suicide as purely drama is an unfeeling alien. Any suicide attempt broadcasts unhappiness. Maybe she wants some one to REALLY love her and think first of the person inside of this poor girl. I offer her my home. We care for each other and, as a mother, my kids come first, not my hair.

  18. By L'il Off Broadway
    On December 9, 2009 at

    Women who worship themselves: Kelly Ripa, Angelina Jolie, Christie Brinkley.

  19. By babygreens
    On December 9, 2009 at

    I read years ago that Christie Brinkley was a whackjob, so this does not surprise me. She is surrounded by “yes” people and she has no concept of reality. The best thing Alexa can do is stay away from her. Christie Brinkley is a toxic person.

  20. By Mrs Castillon
    On December 10, 2009 at

    Well Mrs I can’t keep a husband Brinkley is a straight up crazy hoe.

  21. By Jeannified
    On December 10, 2009 at

    I don’t know that I believe this. As I understand it…Christy and Billy have always remained caring friends, even while he was going through his drinking phase.

    I can’t imagine her making snide remarks to Alexa about her looks, and then saying “This is how you eat without gaining weight!” I just think that Christy probably eats very sensibly and works out alot.

    I DO wonder what the real reason is for Alexa half-attempting to kill herself. Sad…

  22. By SebastianCanada
    On December 10, 2009 at

    It isn’t the first case where the fact that the parents looks so different, and the child looks more like the one parent, causes conflict and pain. It won’t be the last. However, it seems pretty extreme. How unfortunate to be a girl, have a beautiful mother, a homely father, and look more like dad.

  23. By cynthia
    On December 12, 2009 at

    Way to go Christie for undermining your daughter! Funny how you got caught cheating and sneaking around on Billy. If Billy wouldn’t have caught her, who knows, maybe Billy would have still been with her and Alexa. Christie is a xxx xxx for being unfaithful to Billy and marrying Peter Cook, who would turn out undermining and abusing this poor child! Karma is a bitch, that’s why bitch is miserable, what goes around comes around Christy!! Hold your head high, Alexa!!!

  24. By Kay
    On January 4, 2010 at

    She really got screwed in the looks department. You would never think the two were related.

  25. By Crystal
    On January 23, 2010 at

    I am shocked at all of these negative and critical statements. Billy Joel is a very charasmatic and talented person, Christie is an extremely caring and loving mother,
    Alexa Ray is a wonderful, talented, and beautiful person with a kind heart. Everyone has been hurt in their lifes. I think Alexa was hurt like the rest of us have been at one time and just wanted to get some rest from her painful experience. I know she didn’t want to kill herself, she just probably wanted some peace of mind. Haven’t we all been there. Have some respect for these normal wonderful people and take a look at your own life, myself included. We all have much room for growth. They all have been blessed with many gifts and where much is given, much is required. Try walking even a half a mile in their shoes. Peace and more blessings to you Billy, Christie and Alexa. My prayers are with you.


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