Former supermodel Christie Brinkley and her ex-husband, Peter Cook, have had one of the nastiest divorces in recent Hollywood history. They've been in court for years, arguing about custody of their children and money. They've also repeatedly dogged each other in the press. Cook has said that Brinkley's cattiness towards him is bad for their kids, and I tend to agree. Their children, Sailor, 13, and Jack, 16, are old enough to read about their parents' bad mouthings. However, Cook was such an enormous dirtbag during their marriage that it's hard not to cheer Christie on everytime she disses him.
The latest swipe happened after a recent court hearing. Peter's new wife, Suzanne Shaw, was there with him. Christie snapped at her, "When you find out he's cheating on you, I'll be there for you." She then reportedly mock-tapped on her on the head. Peter supposedly snapped back, "Get a new line."
Was this mature on Christie's part? No. Should she have saved this for the therapist's office? Yes. Does the new wife have anything to do with Christie and Peter's marriage? Nope.
Yet ... something inside me goes, "Go, girl!" You know why? Because Cook was such an incorrible, horrible dog during their marriage. He had a long-term affair with an 18-year-old employee of his. He then paid her $300,000 to keep quiet about it. And he had a $3000-a-month porn habit. Christie has said the money he spent on his shenanigans was hers.
None of Christie's words are productive, and surely it can't be good for the children to see this stuff in the press. But it's just really, really hard for me to call out Christie when she publicly calls out such a complete dirtbag.
Do you think Christie should grow up and let it go? Or do you sympathize with her?
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