Christie Brinkley Opens Up About Ex-Husband Billy Joel and New Boyfriend John Mellencamp

Former supermodel dishes on how she stays friendly with her former flame

By Francesca Bacardi Nov 11, 2015 9:35 PMTags

Christie Brinkley is looking young...and in love!

The 61-year-old former supermodel has been dating rocker John Mellencamp for a little while now and they're still going strong. Brinkley appeared on The Wendy Williams Show to promote her new book, Timeless Beauty, and Wendy of course got her talking about her personal life.

"I'm just having fun and, you know, we'll see," Brinkley said of her new relationship. "Yeah, I mean we're dating and you know, having a good time. You've been subjected to my private life enough so I'm just trying to keep my private life private."

Being such a blond bombshell, however, Brinkley must have guys lined up around the block. But there was one quality about Mellencamp that made her swoon. "He has an edge because he's the only guy in his 60s that asked me out," she confessed.

The Wendy Williams Show

Mellencamp, who was married to model Elaine Irwin for 18 years before they separated in 2010, previously dated Meg Ryan for three years prior, but they split up in 2014. "Meg is an angel. She was just an angel sent to me at the right time," Mellencamp later said on Howard Stern's Sirius XM radio show.

Brinkley was famously married to Billy Joel, from 1985 until 1994. While talking to host Williams, Brinkley shared how she and the "Uptown Girl" singer have remained on good terms.

"Well, I've had a lot of practice. You know what it was, we had Alexa [Ray Joel] together and we knew that was going to bind us together for life so we wanted to make our divorce work," she explained. "Of course as you're going through it, you know, you can get a little bit raw, but you cannot find him saying a bad word about me or me saying a bad word about him, no matter what happens."

Brinkley has been married four times altogether and has two other children, son Jack and daughter Sailor, in addition to Alexa.

Mellencamp, 63, and Brinkley were spotted leaving a hotel restaurant together in September, with a source telling E! News then that they were simply "spending time together." Brinkley also accompanied him to his taping of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, further fueling the romance reports.