Bad Family Vacation May Have Prompted Alexa Ray Joel to OD on Homeopathic Remedies

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No one can drive you up the wall quite like your family. They know all the right buttons to press. Sometimes, if you're around them for too long, someone will say something that will can cause all kinds of resentments to come bubbling to the surface, and instead of just repressing them like normal, all of sudden you're 13 again, running to your old room and slamming the door and rummaging around for your Cure cassettes. And so it makes sense that Alexa Ray Joel's recent trip to Turks and Caicos with her mom, Christy Brinkley, and step-siblings Jack and Sailor, might have contributed to her decision to take a few too many homeopathic pills this past weekend. "If this vacation was anything like a typical family gathering," the Post says ominously, "Alexa probably left in worse shape than when she started." Uh-oh.

They don't have any information about what happened on the actual vacation, per se, but suffice it to say that it was Turks and Caicos, bathing suits were involved, and sometimes, we imagine, being the daughter of Miss Blonde Sports-Effing-Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Model is no picnic:


Alexa Joel, who bears a striking resemblance to her dad, spent her childhood being berated by Brinkley, who makes mean comparisons between her daughter and ex-hubby, a source said.

In one incident, Brinkley grabbed a brownie, chewed it and spit it into a trash can, telling a 10-year-old Alexa, "This is how you eat a brownie without gaining weight," the former employee recalled.

It's either that or Wally World was totally closed.

Alexa's holiday in hell with mom [NYP]