Posted September 25, 2013

My marriage to Christie Brinkley

'Parks and Rec' star Jim O'Heir opens up about his (fictional) family life with Christie Brinkley

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Christie Brinkley and Jim O'Heir :: Getty Images

Christie Brinkley and Jim O’Heir :: Getty Images

Men have been dreaming of marrying Christie Brinkley since the world-famous model’s first SI Swimsuit appearance 1975 but few can speak first-hand about the experience. In an interview with the Huffington Post, actor Jim O’Heir – better known as Jerry on Parks and Recreation – opened up about his on-screen marriage to Brinkley:

They told me, “We’re going to go for a Christie Brinkley-type.” Then I heard through the rumor mill that they actually called Christie Brinkley and it turned out her daughter was a big fan of the show. Christie Brinkley, that’s my age range of supermodels. That’s on my radar. This isn’t someone where I don’t know who she is. She turned out to be such a bright light. She walks into a room and just lights it up. She’s just that person. We have a lot of laughs.

O’Heir also revealed that the two are real-life email buddies. Just another reason Jerry secretly has a way better life than any of us.

Brinkley recently toured Africa and participated in some humanitarian activism that didn’t involve marrying Jerry. The three-time SI covergirl adopted baby elephants while visiting the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya. She posted the news, along with photos, on her Facebook page:

I would like to introduce you to my new baby Kithaka! He was born on Oct 2011.. found in Imenti Forest Meru District at a week old! The wonderful heros at the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage who rescued him think he was a victim of wildlife conflict. We spotted each other across the field and he trotted right over playfully lifting his trunk to me which i immediately breathed into which makes us friends for life! He got so playful he almost knocked me over and i knew i had to adopt this playful pachyderm to help with his many expenses! They told me he’s the bad boy of the group which made me laugh ( why are we always attracted to the bad boys ladies? ha! ) it will be fun keeping up with Kithaka, and I feel good knowing that I am helping make sure he always gets what he needs so he always keeps that swagger!!!! If you want to adopt heres the address www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org once you do please tag me and hastag your photo or your baby to#stoppoachingstartadopting so we can meet all the new proud parents!

44 comments
hankindelray
hankindelray

Wanna bet that Chums has a biog fat ugly wife and they live in his mother's basement..

Chums
Chums

There are 10's of millions of Americans living under the poverty level and Brinkley uses her fame and resources to save an Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya. Nice work Christie.

Dwayne3
Dwayne3

She's on my bucket list!

kodansha
kodansha

Thank you, now I know what not to watch. Nice faked smiles! Scary MFers!

twalsh4440
twalsh4440

She would have been better off marrying Jim she would have been appreciated. My wife does and she also is a FOX

Ed
Ed

He:  "Honey how come we never sleep together?"  She:  "Sorry but I can't stand the aroma coming from all those fat folds!"

cml0000
cml0000

She is still an attractive woman. But frankly, I always found something frigid about both her and Brooke Shields. Beautiful looking, but missing the "sexy."

DanOgden
DanOgden

Hey, random!

So, Time Inc. - did someone in edit at People accidentally send a completed story to the wrong person at Sports Illustrated?  Because 20+ years after she's been in a swimsuit issue, I am just not catching how this qualifies as 'sports'...

ATRUEAMERICAN
ATRUEAMERICAN

Seems believable.   400 lbs marries a metal detector.  Can we say "show cancelled" together?  

roballen1000
roballen1000

"Marriage"? No he was not married to Christie Binkley. What a dumb article.

megapril
megapril

She's the B-Otch who screwed over Billy Joel... Can't stand her.

Bazelope
Bazelope

She has been gorgeous for 40 years!  Can any one else say that?  Jane Seymour perhaps?  But not many others.

And ladies, we don't care HOW she kept her beauty, we just appreciate that she cared enough to maintain her beauty!  She's 60 years old and I would PAY to have sex with her.


ed29
ed29

Guess she married for money

SteveRowFla
SteveRowFla

@Chums  How about doing what you want with her money and you do what you want with yours, if you have any?

ChristopherBowen1
ChristopherBowen1

@Chums  Are you serious?  You want to be her manager then?  You want to hold everyone up to your particular standard of who and what people need to do if they have a few assets?  You're a barking dog with no idea who the bad ones that need barking at are.

lbj_sucks
lbj_sucks

@ChumsThe elephant doesn't have the right to own a gun and shoot her when she doesn't give enough....ignorant americans like you is why the rest of the world doesn't like Americans in general. Who are you to say who she helps and for what reasoning?

FelyxLeiter
FelyxLeiter

Uhhh, the show is in its sixth season.

DevinReynolds
DevinReynolds

@roballen1000 Everyone whose seen/knows anything about Parks and Rec knew exactly what this article was about. And it made all of us smile. You're the only one who was fooled.

minorgates
minorgates

@roballen1000 no, but he was married to Christie Brinkley, on Parks & Rec, like it says in the article.  Did you even read it?  What a dumb comment

roballen1000
roballen1000

@megapril Like you really know anything about it? Joel has some demons of his own, and will be the first to admit it. I am fans of both of them b.t.w.

EstaNoche
EstaNoche

@Bazelope   I'm sorry, are you saying that 60 year olds that don't look like her don't care about their looks?
No offense to Christy... good for her, and I also don't care whether it's natural or surgical, because that's her business.    I do have a problem though, with anyone who would imply that women who don't look like her are lazy or have the wrong priorities.

Also, I have a feeling you'd pay ANY woman for sex given the chance... but you would not pay her, because I doubt that you could afford her even if she's selling.

Kimiko
Kimiko

@Bazelope Most likely she simply inherited the genes for good looks.  On the other hand, she's been a vegetarian for decades.  Christie herself would probably credit her diet.

roballen1000
roballen1000

@Bazelope "She's 60 years old and I would PAY to have sex with her." And you had to say this, why? What a creep. 

backbackheyhey
backbackheyhey

@Bazelope I meant to say, hmmm ... no offense intended to you.  But that was one of the most shallow posts I've ever read.  I hope you don't have a daughter, friend.  Or if you do, educate yourself if you are so inclined.

Zzoe
Zzoe

@Bazelope Yes, I'm sure she's very proud of being beautiful "for a 60-year-old woman." Because, you know, we ladies have 100% control over how we look when we're born and when we're 60. ~If we don't look like Christie Brinkley at 20 or at 60 it's because we're not trying hard enough.~

:S

KnightTime
KnightTime

@ed29 Reading comprehension is difficult for you, isn't it...

DanMittler
DanMittler

@lbj_sucks @Chums she can do whatever she wants, she's done more than you could comprehend.  Show some respect for people, bashing people for not doing enough is easy and immature

edcantarella
edcantarella

@DCain @cml0000 Well, since Brooke is female inclined the trashy (at lest in a male recognized sense) would have to be faked.  I've alway though Brooke was beautiful but somehow "distant" or flatline in her external affect.  I think some of her best acting parts played on that a bit.
Yeah, Christie has never done trashy.  I make no judgement on her time with BIlly Joel.

Vincent A
Vincent A

@Zzoe @Bazelope  In the end, good looks get you the same coffin as the next person when you die. So how valuable are looks? Valuable to fools.  Even Raquel Welch has to confront her own mortality, and THAT is not so pretty.

Ed
Ed

@Zzoe @Bazelope   At 20 you're right its all genes but by 60 its mostly how you have  lived