It can often feel like relationships are never going to last, especially when it comes to high-profile celebrity relationships in the entertainment industry. There is hardly a day that goes by, that we do not hear about one couple or another splitting up or getting divorce, sometimes with the former lovers being very bitter about the split.
Fortunately though, while we have seen a number of nasty break ups over the years, there have been those that have ended very amicably, with the two parties still being very respectful of one another. Former supermodel Christie Brinkley was married to musician Billy Joel for nine years and Christie has now opened up about their relationship.
Brinkley explained, "He was like, 'This is where I get the girls...' and then Whitney Houston walks up and she's like, 'I can sing!' And he's like, 'Run along kid...' and then Elle Macpherson comes with her body and her body was, like, flawlessly draped here and there, so he's like, 'OK, I've gotta sing now...' For the next few nights, we all got together and did things, and Billy got more and more crisped up in the sun and he was just so bright red and shiny in his little Hawaiian vacation shirts. I thought he was really funny."
She added, "Everybody was kinda liking everybody else; there was this cute sailor that I kind of liked, and there was Elle, and my photographer was in love with Elle, and Elle really liked Billy... Her body said it. It was many months later before we saw each other again and we became really good friends and then it sort of changed over..." Christie tells Access Hollywood Live. "My boyfriend was killed and so three months later Billy was like, 'I'll be here for you during this time...' We just started hanging out. We were friends for a while and then we fell in love."
While Christie Brinkley and Billy Joel has not been married for many years now, they are still quite close, having daughter Alexa Ray Joel together. It is always nice to see a celebrity couple still being friendly after a break up.