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Christie Brinkley says won’t marry again
Model Christie Brinkley walked away from a brutal divorce trial agreeing to pay $2.1 million to her ex-husband, Peter Cook, whose dirty laundry was aired in court in testimony describing his affair with a teenage assistant and how he ponied up $300,000 to keep her from tellling anyone.
And so it may come as little surprise that Brinkley, 54, a 1980s magazine glamour queen who has been married four times, has no plans to head back to the altar.
“I’m not going to marry again,” Brinkley told the New York Post in a story published online on Friday.
“I know too much about the marriage laws and divorce laws,” she said. “Getting married again would not be a very intelligent thing to do.”
Cook will probably be remembered as Brinkley’s most notorious husband, after five days of testimony that revealed his $3,000-a-month porn habit and the lengths he went to keep his affair with then 18-year-old Diana Bianchi a secret.
The New York Post reported that Brinkley’s estate is worth an estimated $60 million, and that she gets to keep her 18 houses in the divorce settlement.
Brinkley, who was photographed in stylish clothes as she came and left the courtroom, said there was one good reason to settle the case.
“I was down to my last outfit!” she joked. “It had to end.”
(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis)