Christie Brinkley was supposed to promote her role as Roxie Hart in "Chicago" this morning on "Today" -- but the interview left her in tears as talk quickly turned to her ex-husband Peter Cook.
Alexa Ray Joel, daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley, was hospitalized in New York Saturday night after an overdose of homeopathic anti-inflammatory pills, and friends say she was upset by a breakup as well as stressed over her parents' rocky romantic relationships.
Celebrity divorces including Amy Winehouse vs. Blake Fielder-Civil, Kate Walsh vs. Alex Young, Christie Brinkley vs. Peter Cook, Charlie Sheen vs. Denise Richards, and Paul McCartney vs. Heather Mills, are just as messy as civilian splits, but they're far more entertaining.
And after much speculation that their relationship was on the rocks—Billy Joel and Katie Lee are divorcing. The couple announced yesterday that they are officially separating with a statement from their reps that said, “After nearly five years of marriage Billy Joel & Katie Lee Joel have decided to separate. This decision is a result of much thoughtful consideration. Billy & Katie remain caring friends with admiration and respect for each other.”
Now that Christie Brinkley has dispensed with her nasty divorce from her revolting assistant-diddling fourth husband, Peter Cook, she's set her sights on a popular target for moms of a certain age: grandchildren. Christie says at 55, she's too old to add 31-year-old John Mayer to her list of conquests, but he should date her daughter, Alexa. "He's perfect dating material for my daughter," she said. "You guys could make beautiful music together." The Ultimate Bedroom Playlist
Just when you thought the war of words between Christie Brinkley and her ex-husband Peter Cook was over. Evidently, he's going on 20/20 to tell Barbara Walters about his shabby treatment and tell his side of the story. For her part, Christie Brinkley has gotten a restraining order and would like the court to look at their settlement again. Chuck Norris would be proud of his exercise partner's tenacity.
Well, the Christie Brinkley - Peter Cook divorce hit courts today. And this month-long case is going to be a doozy. So far, Cook has egg on his face but we're betting that no one is going to feel good about themselves (us included) when this thing closes in August. Mutually assured destruction.
Christie Brinkley keeps on getting more and more divorce ammunition. She's already making the proceedings public and now we learn that Peter Cook paid his mistress $300k to keep quiet. He should settle like yesterday. On the bright side, his new girl likes him.