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Christie Brinkley Done with Marriage After Her Fourth Ends

Actress and model Christie Brinkley is taking a pessimistic view towards marriage. Brinkley has been married four times so far (and divorced four times). In the seventies and early eighties, she was married to a French artist for 8 years. Her most famous marriage was to Billy Joel. The two lasted nine years, and they had one child together. She married a real estate developer for a year in the mid-1990s and then  an architect from 1996 to 2008.

Brinkley’s fourth marriage was particularly difficult for her. Her husband admitted to having an affair with an 18-year-old, and then journalists discovered that he had paid the woman $300,000 to avoid her taking any legal action. Though most of their divorce settlement proceedings are confidential, Brinkley gave her fourth husband just over $2 million, while she received custody of their two children and 18 real estate properties that the two had in the Hamptons.

Now Brinkley says that she never plans to marry again. She told a British newspaper, “There’s absolutely no reason to [get married]. I learnt in my divorce that marriage is ridiculous.” She cited the difficulties she and her fourth husband had when a court had to decide how to settle property and child custody. Mentioning her parents who have been together for a long time, Brinkley concedes that great partners are out there somewhere.

John K. Grubb & Associates, P.C. – Houston divorce lawyer

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