Alexa Ray Joel is bouncing back beautifully after her brief hospital stay this weekend, thanks to the help of her parents Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley.
The 23-year-old called 911 Saturday after an apparent drug overdose in which she took eight Traumeel pills, a medication, and had trouble breathing.
“She has the most attentive parents,” says a family friend of Alexa Ray.
“She is very close to Billy, and Alexa and her mom are really best friends.”
“They’re focused on making sure she is going to be alright.”
Alexa Ray Joel was said to be distraught over a boyfriend.
“[Christie Brinkley] rushed to her daughter’s side,” says a friend. “She was worried sick, showered her with affection and told she would support her always.”
Since the incident, triggered by her rocky relationship with ex-boyfriend Jimmy Riot, Christine and Billy have made sure their only child knows people care.
“Alexa is the sweetest girl. She is one of the dearest souls on Earth,” says the friend. “She’s an artist and like all artists, she’s always very passionate.”
“Growing up is hard enough, but under a microscope it’s unbelievably difficult … she will recover from this and be horrified it became such a spectacle.”