This year, Christie Brinkley will appear in SI’s Swimsuit Edition alongside her two daughters, Alexa Ray Joel, 31, and Sailor Brinkley Cook, 18. Alexa Ray is a singer, songwriter, and pianist, and is the eldest daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley. She’s also a rock solid 10 out of 10.
Brinkley has been married four times, and was married to her second husband, Billy Joel, from 1985 to 1994. Alexa Ray Joel is the couple’s only child together.
The 31-year-old Alexa Ray was born in Manhattan and was writing music by the age of 15. When she was 19, she formed a band and performed her first live show in Hoboken, New Jersey. Her first EP, Sketches, was released in 2006.
And now she’s following in her mother’s footsteps by becoming a swimsuit model. We definitely approve of the career change, Alexa Ray.