Billy Joel Sang ‘Uptown Girl’ To Christie Brinkley After Spotting Her In A Crowd

Billy Joel is an inspiration to round, un-hip Jewish guys everywhere: if you become rich and famous enough, even YOU can get married to Christie Brinkley (it also helps if your last name is Gergich). She’s the inspiration for his song “Uptown Girl,” and while singing the 1980s classic at Madison Square Garden, Joel spotted a special someone in the crowd: Brinkley. He began serenading his ex-wife, thankfully stopping before things got too weird. No one supermodel wants to be courted with “Goodnight Saigon.”