Sailor Brinkley Cook Celebrates ‘Sexy’ Mom Christie Brinkley’s 70th Birthday With Sweet Video

The legendary SI Swimsuit star rang in the milestone occasion on Feb. 2.
Sailor Brinkley Cook and Christie Brinkley

Sailor Brinkley Cook and Christie Brinkley.

Happy birthday, Christie Brinkley! The legendary SI Swimsuit star turned 70 on Feb. 2, and no one was more excited to celebrate the supermodel than her daughter, Sailor Brinkley Cook.

On Friday, Brinkley Cook shared a sweet Instagram reel to honor her mother, whom she wished a “HAPPY SEXY 70” to in her caption. The footage was a compilation of mother-daughter moments, including the two seated at a sporting event, giggling together and dancing. The 25-year-old model also included plenty of solo moments of her mom, including snippets of Brinkley gardening, goofing around and grinning for the camera. She set the video to “Young Hearts Run Free” by Candi Staton.

Brinkley responded to her daughter’s outpouring of love with a note of gratitude in the comments.

“You have always made the best films! What a talent! You should go off to Hollywood and make magic ! Thank you so much for making this !” she wrote. “It had to take forever finding all these snippets and I am so appreciative!! It’s so much fun! Like you! I love you so much! Mom.”

Plenty of Brinkley Cook’s 193,000 followers also chimed in to the comments section to wish the legendary supermodel a happy milestone birthday.

“Such a Great video !!🥰Happy Birthday to a legend !! ✨,” one person added.

“Beyond iconic 🩷 HBD to a legend 🫶🏼 also the clip of her in the garden is the cutest ever 👩🏼‍🌾,” someone else noted.

“Happy Birthday to your beautiful, inspirational, kind, sexy Mom!! 🎉🥳❤️❤️,” another fan cheered.

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Cara O’Bleness


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