Christie Brinkley is coming out about how she dealt with daughter Alexa Ray Joel's overdose scare.
She tells sources that she wanted to be compassionate to her daughter, but still tried to serve up some "tough love."
"Your job as a parent is to listen. And to dole out as much love as you can. That includes tough love. I told Alexa, 'You got yourself worked into such a tizzy. You need to examine that, you need to seek professional advice.' She tried to do something dramatic to prove to her boyfriend how much he hurt her. I think many people can relate to that excruciating pain of love gone wrong. I'd rather have a broken arm than a broken heart."
She also wants to make it clear that Alexa wasn't attempting suicide since she had only taken homeopathic aspirin. And even though she's still in therapy, Alexa is taking the time to focus on her career.
Homeopathic aspirin?? We're glad Alexa didn't take anything worse and got the help she needed!
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