The long divorce battle of Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook is over as a New York judge finalized the case last Friday, October 3. While report on that matter has just surfaced, the estranged couple was claimed to have resolved their divorce case back in July 2008.
Brinkey, who filed for divorce from Peter in September 2006 after 10 years of marriage, was granted sole custody of their two children, Jack, 13, and Sailor, 10. She, moreover, also retained all 18 properties in the Hamptons and agreed to pay Peter $2.1 million.
Brinkley and Peter, an architect, married in September 1996. They have one daughter together Sailor Lee Brinkley Cook. He adopted her son from a previous marriage, named Jack. The supermodel also has a daughter, Alexa Ray Joel, with her second husband.
The finalization of their divorce came in the wake of the former couple's war of words that becomes the subject of media publication. Peter said in an interview set to air Friday, October 10 on ABC's "20/20," he cheated on the supermodel because "I was seeking a connection I could not find in my own marriage."
To that, Brinkley's lawyer blamed him for sharing the dirty laundry with the press, saying "It is shocking that Mr. Cook, after having his day in court, would continue this firestorm created by his bizarre behavior by violating an agreement and court order that prohibits either party from discussing their marriage or divorce in any public way." The lawyer then added, "Ms. Brinkley plans to pursue her legal options arising from his gross disregard of the children and the court order."