Lovers' Brawl! Who Is Paul Simon's Wife, Edie Brickell?

Edie Brickell, wife of Paul Simon
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Behind the lovers' quarrel! Who is Paul Simon's wife, Edie Brickell?


Paul Simon and Edie Brickell got into one helluva lovers' spat this week, but the couple insist they're fine. Police were called to the couple's Connecticut home and the pair were arrested on disorderly conduct charges.

"I got my feelings hurt and picked a fight with my husband. The police called it disorderly. Thank God it's orderly now," Brickell, 48, told The New York Post through her lawyer, Allen Cramer.

Simon, 72, added, "Both of us are fine together. We're going home together, and we're going to watch our son play baseball. We had an argument which is atypical of us. Neither of us has any fear or any reason to feel threatened. I don't feel like I need to be protected," Simon continued, holding Brickell's hand throughout their court hearing.

Brickell, who's about a head taller than Simon, added, "He's no threat to me at all."

So who is Edie Brickell? Get to know the lady behind the legend!

Edie Brickell met Paul Simon when she was performing on Saturday Night Live in 1988.

"Even though I'd performed the song hundreds of times in clubs, he made me forget how the song went when I looked at him," Brickell says. "We can show the kids the tape and say, 'Look, that's when we first laid eyes on each other.'"

Brickell and Simon have been married for years.

They tied the knot in 1992, and since then, the pair insists that they've had "maybe three or four arguments."

You've probably sung along to one of Brickell's most famous songs and didn't even know it.

Brickell's breakout hit with her band, Edie Brickell And The New Bohemians, "What I Am," was released in 1988 and peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was featured in episodes of Dougie Howser, M.D., Miami Vice and Beavis And Butthead, as well as the Patrick Dempsey movie Loverboy in 1989 -- and it's incredibly catchy.

Brickell isn't just a singer -- she also played one in a movie.

Brickell starred as a folk singer in Born On The Fourth Of July.

She recorded a song with comedy legend Steve Martin.

Brickell is featured on Martin's single "Pretty Little One."