Dancing with Memories: Christie Brinkley Relives ‘Uptown Girl’ Days at Billy Joel’s Concert!

During her ex-husband’s performance at Madison Square Garden, a fan took a picture of Brinkley dancing to the popular song. Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley enjoyed a sentimental moment in New York City!

The 70-year-old model was photographed by a fan dancing to her ex-husband’s hit song “Uptown Girl” as she took part in his performance at Madison Square Garden.

In the TikTok video, Brinkley was seen by the entire crowd dancing to the song and grinning broadly while she made an appearance on a large screen. She looked up at the stage, probably at Joel, seventy-four, singing.

In 1983, Joel released the hit song. According to supermodel Elle Macpherson, Brinkley starred in the music video, and although the singer was dating her when he began writing the song, they broke up in the middle of the process.

When Billy started seeing Brinkley exclusively, he allegedly “ousted” her from a Manhattan residence.

Billy Joel said in his 2014 biography Billy Joel: The Definitive Biography that he composed “Uptown Girl” about every model in Manhattan at first, but that after he started dating Brinkley, he altered the song’s title from plural to singular.

Before divorcing in 1994, Brinkley and the “Piano Man” singer were married in 1985 and had a daughter named Alexa Ray Joel.

Old Flames Rekindle?

The TikTok video, recorded during a concert at Madison Square Garden, shows a model smiling brightly and dancing along with a friend as she is displayed on a jumbo screen for the entire audience to enjoy.

“Billy Joel wrote ‘Uptown Girl’ about his then-partner Christie Brinkley,” the video’s caption noted, emphasizing the song’s history and the moment’s significance.

Christie Brinkley Relives 'Uptown Girl' Days at Billy Joel's Concert!
Christie Brinkley

In the years following their divorce, Billy Joel and his ex-wife Christie Brinkley have maintained their amicable relationship. Joel and his fourth wife, Alexis Roderick, have two daughters, Della and Remy.

The singer and the ex-model maintain a cordial friendship despite their breakup, and they even co-host Christmas carol singalongs together during the festive season.

Joel and Brinkley met at an airport while on vacation in St. Barts. Joel tried to impress her with his music when they later ran into each other at a bar. Before relocating to Long Island, the couple got married on a yacht in New York Harbor.

The couple continued to be in the spotlight even after moving outside of the city.

Reports surfaced in April 1994 that the couple had broken up after nine years of marriage, claiming that they had not seen each other since the Thanksgiving holiday.

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