Alexa Ray Joel,Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

Why Celebrity Kids Often Follow In Their Parents Footsteps

February 7, 2017
in Kids

Supermodel. Actress. Entrepreneur. And at 63, Christie Brinkley’s latest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition photos may be proof of another title: good mother. After nearly four decades since her first cover, Brinkley is back on the pages of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit issue alongside her two daughters, Alexa Ray Joel, 31, and Sailor Brinkley Cook, 18. According to well-known celebrity psychologist Dr. Wendy O’Connor, the family photo speaks a thousand words about smart parenting. “You can see that her girls are embracing her health and wellness side, which is a good thing,” O’Connor, author of “Celebrity Kids: The Pressure to be Perfect,” tells FOX Business. O’Connor, who has been a marriage and family therapist for nearly 20 years in Brentwood, California, says when celebrity parents are not focused on health, wellness and education—that can often lead celebrity kids down a slippery slope. “There are positive and negative aspects of growing up in the public eye, and it all has to do with biology as well as...

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