Christie Brinkley Interview on Divorce, Happiness; Covers Prevention Magazine

by Brian Willett

Christie Brinkley has been keeping a bit of a low profile lately, but that may be changing, as she is on the cover of the newest issue of Prevention magazine.  In it, the model shares some of her beauty secrets and also gives insight into her romantic life. Christie Brinkley went through a well-publicized divorce with Peter Cook in 2008 and was previously married to Billy Joel, so it’s safe to say she has some emotional experience.

According to an interview with Brinkley, the key to getting through tough times is merely focusing on the positive.

“You’ve got to find a way to keep laughing,” explained Brinkley. “Even if it’s black humor, and my friends are very good at that.”

And while it may seem cliche, Brinkley says that you should embrace struggles as opportunities, rather than wilting under the pressure.

“I really believe in the old expression that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” Brinkley said. “It’s through adversity that you find the strength you never knew you had.”

Brinkley also explained that she isn’t actively seeking a relationship, and prefers to let things come her way.  Brinkley noted that she doesn’t put her romantic relationships before her family, which is most important to her.

“Most of the time I’ve got my kids with me, so I’m not as prone to meeting people,” she said. “And then, you never really know if someone is talking to you because you’re a celebrity.”

Brinkley went on to say that finding a relationship is “not my number one priority.”

So what does Christie Brinkley find to be her main priorities? In addition to managing her estimated $80 million in financial holdings – much of it real estate – Brinkley has been looking to protect some other important real estate, as well.

“We need to protect our wilderness areas and national parks,” said Brinkley. “Everywhere you travel, you see blight, denuded mountains, logging. If people know what’s going on, they’ll become activists to safeguard those places.”

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