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.
Christie Brinkley, Husband No. 4 Separate – People
[story by Stuart Heritage]
she likes a variety of men and on a daily basis – a porkupine
she does not need a man – she just needs a suitcase suite of dildos
mr lux says
wow 4 already?
Wm. J. Martin says
She must need the money that the divorce will bring to her. She is the kind of female that would not give the time of day to any man with less than five million. Men, you can get alot better woman for a whole lot less money. Do you know the difference between Christi Brinkley and the Statue of Liberty?… Not every one has been up the Statue of Liberty…. HAHAHAHA
My sense is that she might need some funky music…
Peter Cook cheated on her with A 17 YEAR OLD girl. What scum of the earth this guy is. He deserves everything I am sure he has coming to him. what an ass!
The couple met when Bianchi, 17 at the time, was working at Stevenson’s Toys and Games in Southampton and Cook was shopping for gifts for his kids. He reportedly plied Bianchi with cash and promises – even buying her a car – then hired her to work in his office.
Sources told the New York Post that Brinkley got wise to Cook’s relationship with the much-younger woman after Bianchi’s stepfather, Brian Platt, broke the news to the former supermodel.
Platt, a Southampton police officer, approached the ex-Mrs. Billy Joel at a high school graduation where she was speaking, to drop the bombshell.
Brinkley, 52, confirmed the affair by having a computer expert break into Cook’s computer where she uncovered incriminating e-mails. She promptly packed up the couple’s two kids, Sailor, 8 and Jack, 11, headed out to the Left Coast and announced the couple’s separation.
More power to Christy
I’ll admit when I first heard she was spiltting with husband number four I though, sheesh. But looking back, she has the worst tast in husbans. (with the possible exception of the first…who knows anything about that one). Billy Joel is a mess, her 3rd husband was a con-artist, and the 4th is a border-line pedophile. I have to say, he’s making Joel and the 3rd one look pretty good right now.
IT JUST PROVES THAT GOOD PEOPLE CAN BE SCREWED OVER BY JERKS – I WISH I COULD BE HER FRIEND BECAUSE SHE NEEDS A BREAK – THE BEST TO HER
real gil says
HEY SAME THING HAPPEND TO ME WHEN I WAS AROUND HER AGE – THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS THAT I WOULD NEVER SUE OR PUT MY NAME OUT THERE. THE KID IS OUT FOR MONEY, I ACTUALLY FEEL SORRY FOR CB SHE DOESNT DESERVE IT..OR THOSE SHE – HOW MANY TIMES HAS SHE BEEN MARRIED? THOSE SHE HAVE THE I BEAUTIFUL SYNDROME? WHO KNOWS!
Someone who knows her says
CB is a wonderful woman, totally down to earth, and really dedicated to her kids and to various charitable causes. I teach at the school her son goes to. My heart breaks for that sweet boy and for his sister. It’s devastating news, and I wish everyone would get off her back and let her work through this terrible ordeal away from the microscope. She’s human, too, and she’s a good human at that. She doesn’t deserve this–no one does.
First, of all, Christy has not DIVORCED her fourth husband yet. They are SEPERATED. Next, I think she thought she was finally married to a great man. I grew up thinking Christy Brinkley had it all. Sadly, she is just like the rest of us. This article portrays her as something I believe she is not. I don’t think she married Peter for money. She is bound to have much more money than he’s ever had. His business was probably built around her contacts. What is he going to do now? Let’s point the finger of blame where it should be – on HIM. What was he thinking? I suppose he was not. Now a whole family has been broken apart. As for the teenage girl – she knew EXACTLY what she is doing and is now trying to profit from it. Shame on her, too.
That 19 yr old is obviously looking for some money and i don’t feel sorry for her. Its amazing how her attorney’s are trying to make her out to be so innocent, she knew he was married and decided to have sex with a married man and deserves nothing but scorn for her being a whore. If you can die for your country at 18 why are they trying to protray her as not knowing what she was doing and so innocent. He is a piece of crap for cheating but he did not do it alone and i feel that the 19 yr old whore and her family should be ashamed of themselves for her behavior. I feel bad for Christy and her kids but she should not hide her head in shame, cheating happens and she has to be strong for her kids and carry on.
I first met Christie around the time that she became a “Breck” hair model. Christie and I have had our differences before (these usually involved B.J). Christie has always been a person who is strong willed and confident in herself. I have never known her to be financially dependant on anyone. One of Christie’s ambitions at an early age was to become a super model, and she worked hard to make that a reality. However, with the fame and attention of being a super model also comes the hardship of often being treated as an object verses an actual person. Men pursue out of the need to with a person like Christie, or to use the person in this position as a icon or trophy. B.J. (sorry B.J.) is a great example of this. Remember he was married to a cocktail waitress before Christie, and now has a wife about the same age as his daughter. He was also a poor kid in New York and involved in a street gang. Christie was a great trophy for him! Hopefully Christie will evaluate the problems of her marriage separate from the media hype, and I’m sure she will!
Oh, please, everyone is talking about 4 husbands. She wasn’t the one cheating.
Dread Fred says
Good for Christie, now I have a chance, NOT :p
Rich B says
Christie Please please I want to be # 5 just call me xxxxoooooxxxx
Christie is a hopeless romantic. She see’s the best in people and unfortunately these men have let her down. This guy was hooking up with girls younger than her oldest daughter which must sicken her. Its his illness, not hers. I think maybe you should have potential spouces investigated prior to walking down the isle. Sad.
All that’s going on are separate issues. After this mess is over, Christie will have to take a look at why she attracts the kind of men she does & how she will not ignore her “radar” to warn her before she gets involved again with people who potentially want her as a tropy wife (Billy Joel) or be used for money (her 3rd husband). No matter how you look on the outside there can still be self-esteem problems on the inside. Outsiders think because she’s beautiful all should be right with the world. She puts her pants on one leg at a time just like everybody else even if she can afford the most expensive pants. As far as her current situation, her husband is a dog and after obtaining the trophy (Christie) is now going through a mid-life crisis and trying to prove “he’s still got it” with a 19 year old. As for the 19 year old, she knew what she was doing and herself obtaining a trophy in Christie’s husband as someone who obtained the supermodels husband and his money. The soon to be ex and the girl are both wrong and how dare she try to sue, I think sleeping with Christie’s husband consensually and obtaining lavish gifts in the process have been enough payment. As for Christie, HOLD YOUR HEAD UP BECAUSE YOU DID NOTHING WRONG. Look inside yourself to find what’s going on that you attract these kind of men & then you’ll make a better choice in the future.
billy’s 1st wife worked as a cocktail waitress while putting herself through business school, afterward helping advance her then-husband’s fledgling career by leaps and bounds.
brinkley was not merely a trophy wife; both were genuinely in love with the other. as witness to this, they remain friends, something rare in divorce and rarer still in celebrity divorce.
give kate a break. she seems to be the nicest and most genuine of the three. the one thing they all have in common, which you failed to mention, is that they are all strong women.
what has happened to christy brinkley is unfortunate, but it should not incite billy-bashing. remember, she was vacationing with taubman while still married to joel. that’s when they suffered a helicopter crash together. it was billy who took care of her after things with taubman came crashing down, less than a year after she left joel. not the actions of a man who thinks of her only in “trophy” terms.
get your facts straight.
You’re kidding, right??? Why the hell would you crack on her??? She doesn’t need his money.
She is perfectly able to support herself and her children on her own, I’m sure.
She was married to him for TEN YEARS and found out he was a disgusting PIG that was cheating
on her and that he’d asked another woman to marry him within a few weeks of asking Christy!
This has nothing to do with her being a model. It does appear, however, that YOU have an issue with
models and your own self-esteem. Seriously…You have a screw loose. Why else would you treat someone like
crap for being strong enough to leave a terrible situation and a horrible husband??? She deserves to continue
her life in a normal fashion, just like anyone else, without having to worry about that sick douche’ bag giving her
AIDS. You should learn how to be compassionate when it’s truly deserved. THIS being one of those times.
Justin Heidari says
Wow! What a mean spirited email!
Katrineholm Review says
So judgemental! People, life is short. Take it easy on each other.
I had no idea that Christi Brinkley cheated on any of her husbands, when I made the comment earlier about not hearing anything bad about her. IF TRUE, that is a “TEN COMMANDMENT SIN”, just like what was done to her later by her lastest husband. IF TRUE, ” what goes around comes around.” No matter who it is, it is outrageously disrespectful to cheat on a husband or a wife. So I shall not make anymore comments regarding this matter, as it is none of my business anyway.
Don’t give me this crap about poor little Christy. She has been around the block and is a POS for making this a public circus. Who cares that Mr. Cook had an affair, that is already out in the open. But for her to battle in court to have the divorce case open to the public only harms the children, Which she obviously cares nothing about. What is she going to have the public hear? That he surfs for porn or something? If I was him then I would let the public know how her old ass has to wear depends under garments now or he should submit to the court a couple of pics of her without make-up to be displayed on the front cover of the post.
She is a JERK!!!!!!!!!
Unbelievable! HE cheated….with an almost minor, yet she’s the villin?
We’re in the 2000 era people!
Yet obviously it is still many a man’s opinion that women should be seen and not heard, should take what ever treatment they’re dished out – no matter how demeaning and horrible…..and most important, women should NEVER fight back, certainly never have the audacity to fight a man. How dare Christy not turn a blind eye to something as "normal" as her husband having a little tryst. You women! Next thing you’ll want the right to vote!
Oh… silly me…. of course Cook is the victim here.
…And to the previous poster Joe. It is a JUDGE and not the parties involved who decides to make a court case public. In this instance, the case was first private…. and only recently made public. So what? Does she just abandon her efforts because idiots who read the enquire as their source of news and have no idea how the legal system actually works suddenly decide they want her to? Yeahhhh….right.
I care a lot about Christie Brinkley’s divorce. A lot.
Cry me a River, She was cheeting on Billy Joel. People forget the news of the day back then. She was caught somewhere she should not have been and that prompted the whole divoce with Billy Joel.
"Actually, a tragedy brought Taubman and Brinkley together. They met when both were passengers in a helicopter that crashed in Colorado in 1994. Ironically, they married near the site of the chopper crash but the union lasted for less than a year. Brinkley reportedly had to pay Taubman $2 mil as a parting gift to end the marriage."
Christie has plenty of money and employs some very high priced PR people to keep her name clean. Rich, poor, gainfully employed, I would not touch her with a ten foot poll ..
How did ELO put it
Evil woman how you done me wrong,But now youre tryin to wail a different song,Ha ha funny how you broke me up, you made the wine now youDrink the cup,
cheryl ann says
wow, what a nasty article, lots of rejection by good looking women stuart? so what if she just lived with them, no she was ethical & married them! I know many men & women with several live ins, no one cares & it’s not public, that dam piece of paper that means crap at times carries it all. loser men prey on good looking successful women, been there, my last x had a real bad porn habit, it is almost worse than cheating cause they chose a pic over you! get over your woman anger stuart!
Wow, hard to believe any man would choose porn over such a fine specimen as you, cheryl ann.
I sense Christy B is like that babe in the old Billy Wilder movie “Sunset Blvd.”
Four husbands do not bode well for long term love not to mention sex with a supermodel might not be so super.
Yeah, but Christie Brinkley cheated on Billy Joel with Richard Taubman.