Joel and Brinkley announce their seaparation in a written statement. The couple says they their breakup is amicable, and has only been kept quiet to protect their 8-year old daughter, Alexa.
We have been there to support each other during critical times and expect to be there for each other in the future. When Billy was stricken with kidney stones in February, Christie helped nurse him back to health. And when Christie was inolved in [her] hellish skiing accident, Billy came to her rescue.