Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook
Former supermodel Christie Brinkley and architect Peter Cook’s very public divorce in 2006 was just the beginning of an epic and embarrassing custody battle. After Cook was caught having an affair with his very young assistant and downloading hundreds of thousands of dollars in Internet porn, Brinkley took him to court over custody of their two young children. Alexa Ray Joel, Brinkley’s daughter from her marriage to singer Billy Joel, testified that Cook was abusive and sometimes violent. Cook denied her accusations, but settled quietly with Brinkley within a week of the trial start.
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