'Parks and Recreation': Christie Brinkley to play Jerry's wife -- EXCLUSIVE

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Jerry Gergich (Jim O’Heir) may be the office punching bag, but his wife is a total knockout. EW has learned that Jerry’s oft-referenced-yet-never-seen-before spouse, Gayle — with whom he shares a lovely life — will finally make an appearance on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, and she’s being played by… model/actress Christie Brinkley. (This goes a long way in explaining Jerry’s hot daughter, Millicent. As for how the Parks department’s schlemiel/schlemazel landed such a catch, perhaps it had something to do with last season’s big revelation.)

The three-time Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl and ex-wife of Billy Joel guest-stars in the season 5 episode “Ron and Diane,” which airs in late November and also features a story line that involves Megan Mullally and Lucy Lawless. Brinkley, who recently starred on Broadway in Chicago, popped up in the 2011 big-screen comedy Jack and Jill, and played a fashion magazine editor in a 2009 episode of Ugly Betty.

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So, to recap, the guy to the right gets Christie Brinkley. (Damn, Jerry!)

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