Former model Christie Brinkley gave ex-husband Billy Joel a wedding day boost on Saturday (02OCT04) by attending his nuptials to 23-year-old KATIE LEE.

Brinkley initially issued a statement suggesting she wouldn't be attending the ceremony at Joel's Long Island, New York, estate, but turned up with architect husband Peter Cook.

The new Mr and Mrs Joel thrilled guests like comedian Paul Reiser and Stevie Wonder by dancing to standard MOON RIVER immediately after exchanging their vows.

Joel then joined the band he hired for the big day to dedicate another standard, TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS, to his new bride.

Guests were given cookies baked by the bride as a thank you gift.

The couple reportedly plan to honeymoon in Italy, France and Switzerland.

05/10/2004 02:29