Christie Brinkley is a woman of such undeniable beauty that Billy Joel wrote Uptown Girl about her. Then Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley divorced, and Joel wrote the as-yet-unreleased song Look What You've Done You Terrible Cow.
OK, so he didn't, but Christie Brinkley does seem to be a woman who gets through husbands at a slightly more frequent rate than we get through Bic disposable razors. It was announced yesterday that Christie Brinkley and her architect fourth husband Peter Cook are to divorce after 10 years of marriage. It's thought that Christie Brinkley is gunning for the PSP you apparently get given when you notch up ten failed marriages.
Being a supermodel is dreadfully hard work sometimes. Sure, to the casual outsider it may seem as if it's a whirlwind of standing around looking vacant in ridiculous clothes, but it's far more complex. For example, you need to keep your depth perception tip-top so that you can apparently hit a maid with a mobile phone at 50 paces, and people just don't see that.
And if being a supermodel is difficult, imagine being a former supermodel – and all that entails. Actually, we haven't got a clue what a former supermodel gets up to – apart from ritually burning pictures of pretty young girls first thing every morning – but, by using Christie Brinkley as a guide, we'd imagine it involves getting divorced a whole bunch of times.
Christie Brinkley has previously divorced artist Jean-François Allaux, singer Billy Joel and developer Richard Taubman, and now it's the turn of her current husband, architect Peter Cook to get the full Christie Brinkley divorce treatment, as publicist Elliot Mintz confirmed yesterday:
"Yes, it's true. The couple has separated. (Christie's) immediate concern is for her children, and she's hoping during this obviously difficult time that people will be kind enough to respect her privacy."
There has been no reason given as to why Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook divorced. Perhaps it irked Christie that Peter was unable to refer to their daughter Sailor without descending into giggles, or perhaps – after Jean-François Allaux painted Christie Brinkley, Billy Joel wrote a song about Christie Brinkley and Richard Taubman, erm, developed Christie Brinkley – Christie Brinkley became disillusioned with Peter Cook's continued inability to design and build a house that looks just like Christie Brinkley.
Christie, we've drawn up some blueprints for a house that looks exactly like you. The nose is a great big atrium. You'd like it. We're waiting.
[story by Stuart Heritage]