Supermodel Christie Brinkley Celebrates 70th Birthday Today – ‘We Made It’

Christie Brinkley
Source: PEOPLE, Tamron Hall Show

The supermodel Christie Brinkley is turning 70 today, and she took to social media to celebrate.

Brinkley Turns 70

Brinkley celebrated her landmark birthday by posting a series of photos to Instagram of herself and two of her children on vacation in Turks & Caicos. The images show Brinkley lounging in a cabana and then standing underneath a “Happy Birthday” banner with her kids.

“We made it here just in time for a golden sunset at lucky house,” she captioned the post. “And swipe to see what the kids did to our living room so I don’t forget I’m turning 70 on Friday! isn’t that S W E E T!!!!”

Last week, Brinkley told People Magazine that she is approaching her 70th birthday  “with a lot of reverence and emotion.”

“I think 70 is very similar to 50, in that it’s a time when you look both back and forward,” she said, adding that just like when she turned 50, the “steady march” to 70 has carried a certain weight.

“The big 7-0 is another one of those [ages] that’s up there in giant block numbers that loom over,” she explained. “At 62, you start thinking, ‘Well, I’m almost 70.’ It cast a shadow all over that whole decade down.”

Instead of letting this get her down, however, Brinkley instead put her energy into figuring out how to make this moment “special.”

“Over the last five years, I thought, ‘I’m going to do a big blowout.’” However, life got in the way of her party planning. “Every day I’ve been so busy,” Brinkley said. “I haven’t really had a second to put a plan in place. And you know what? That’s absolutely fine with me.” 

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Brinkley Focused On The Future

Fox News reported that Brinkley is also focused on the things that she still wants to do in this life.

“I still have to see India,” she said. “I’ve never been to Tahiti or Thailand. I want to go to Bali also. I’ve got to do an eat, pray, love.”

Brinkley has made it clear that she has no intention of allowing her age to stop her from taking part in future projects.

“What’s the big deal about 30? What’s the big deal about 40?” Brinkley said back in September. “If you take good care of yourself, and you eat right, and you exercise, and you have a good mental attitude — lots of laughter, lots of curiosity, lots of adventures — that keeps you young. In short, age is just a state of mind, so I just don’t think about it.” 

Check out that interview in the video below.

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Brinkley ‘Open’ To Finding Love Again

Though Brinkley has been married and divorced four times, she is currently single. While she “remains open” to finding love again, she admitted last month that the challenge for her is that “there just doesn’t seem to be anybody out there.”

“At the same time. I am pretty comfortable with my life the way it is, so, que será, será!” she told People Magazine. “I always said my whole life that I think that you have to be happy alone so that you get with a man for the right reasons and you’re not clinging to him because you need to, you know?”

God bless Brinkley for continuing to show the world that age really is just a number. We would like to wish Brinkley a very happy birthday, and many more to come!

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