Model and actress Christie Brinkley has been in the headlines recently for her Sports Illustrated swimsuit shoot with her two daughters.
Following up to the story, she shared a photo of her oldest daughter, Alexa Ray Joel, as the youngest person to pose for Sports Illustrated.
The photo shows Brinkley’s daughter as a toddler without clothes on, holding on to her mother.
Unfortunately, the photo garnered controversy, and was removed by Instagram.
“Isn’t it a shame that a photo that others deemed iconic and to me was a beautiful loving artful moment, has been removed by people who have issues. And In 2017 I have to crop this photo to be able to post it … shame on you #Instagram for succumbing to pressure this is a photo of a mother and daughter and pure innocent joy! And to all my friends I’m sorry all your wonderful comments (over 400 of them!) were Lost,” she wrote on Instagram Sunday.
She shared a follow up post about People magazine’s earlier coverage of the photo.
“Look even @people loved the post which Instagram removed!”
Brinkley posed with her daughters for this year’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, looking as good as ever. At 63, she is really defying the odds and proving that age really is just a number.