Christie Brinkley, Peter Cook battle it out on 'Today'
March 28th, 2012
01:53 PM ET

Christie Brinkley, Peter Cook battle it out on 'Today'

The battle of the exes continued Wednesday as Christie Brinkley’s ex-husband Peter Cook fired back at her on the "Today" show.

Yesterday the Broadway actress – who’s gearing up for a return to “Chicago” - went on "Today" and accused Cook of harassment and of continually plotting to “destroy [her] joy" four years after their split.

Brinkley, who has two teenage kids with her fourth husband, cried as she said she “just wants peace for my family.”

Today, Cook characterized her breakdown as “crocodile tears.”

“Ever since the separation she’s been on a campaign to try and smear me,” Cook told "Today" about Brinkley’s Tuesday interview with the morning show, which she said was her first TV interview about their split.

“There is no Peter Cook press machine - I have no interest in the press. I am not a celebrity. You don’t hear about Peter Cook until Christie Brinkley dredges something up from the past,” he said.

The 58-year-old actress alleged yesterday that Cook inflates how much he’s actually paying in child support each month - a matter the couple is now hashing out in court.

For his part, Cook said, “I thought that it was horrible that she could sit there and shamelessly lie to our children again on national TV about the events surrounding this current motion...The entire content of her interview was a lie, where she claims I am harassing and bullying her on a daily basis."

Brinkley will reprise her role as Roxie in "Chicago" next month.

soundoff (91 Responses)
  1. tomict

    wait.......look at this! 4 marriages and all 4 have failed? who's doing something wrong? not Christy! No way!

    April 24, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  2. fred

    how did she end up robing this guy all that money and yet shes the former super model? Isnt she supposed to have some money of "her own" after robing Billy Joe too?

    April 23, 2012 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  3. joco

    I guess if I found out my husband cheated on me with an 18 year old then I might go on a tear.
    Of course, who the hell knows what goes on inside a relationship?
    I'm still trying to figure out why she left the Piano Man. I thought they were great.

    April 22, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. checi

    She's now called "a Broadway actress"? She can't act! Ever see "Vacation"? Stiff as a board. Just a really high maintenance clothes hanger. Her publicity machine keeps her face and name out there to keep her making money. I've been sick of seeing her since that helicopter accident where she was taking pics of herself at the accident site.

    April 14, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Toi106

    I really do not understand why their relationship is making the news. It is too personal and should be kept private. Now they have invited everyone into their business and everyone wants to voice their opinion. Well, here is mines... They are both wrong for entertaining us with their problems. I cannot imagine the impact all this will have on their children. They both will regret it in the long run.

    April 3, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • mrhapiguy

      Maybe it has something to do with the fact that she went on the Today show to publicly bash her ex.

      April 25, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Maureen

    This is number 4. I don't believe her anymore.

    April 1, 2012 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  7. survivor

    PETER: You are angry that you have been held accountable for your lying cheating ways and must pay child support. You hunt your ex-wife down, weekly and continue to pursue her for every frivolous offense that you can drum up. When she comes to the public with your psycho domestic violence, psychologically abusive ways you attempt to appear to be the victim. I hope to God that people see through your sick games and see you for the pathetic man that you are and have been to her and your children. This world will find it's justice and karma will come back to haunt you. For justice sake, I can't wait for that day to come

    March 30, 2012 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Huginkyss

    Isn't she too old to be playing Roxie?

    March 30, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • chicago7

      Insanity aside, there are a lot of 30-year-olds that would love to look so good. She's been gorgeous all her life and seems to be still going strong at – I can't believe it – 58 years of age. Maybe not on film with close-ups, but certainly on stage she can easily get away with playing Roxie Hart.

      April 26, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Stephanie

    She's been married 4 times! Dear God, doesn't that flag her as a tad underwhelming in the relationship department?
    And guys.....58 year old women do not look like that. However, 58 year old women, with a bank load of cash and a good plastic surgeon can look like anything they want to. Next time you feel like praising a fake like Christina Brinkley, put your money where your mouth is and offer to pay for some surgery for your nearest and dearest! Her genes are no better than anyone elses – she's just botoxing, filling and lifting when she sees a wrinkle or sagging. Still believe everything she says??????

    March 30, 2012 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
    • chicago7

      Can't say I agree. Surgery can only do so much, and too many surgeries result in Joan Rivers with the fish mouth and eyebrows up to her hairline, or even more freakish, Michael Jackson. Not saying Brinkley hasn't had surgery as she almost certainly has, but she does indeed have great genes as well as a great surgeon to look so natural. Apparently, great judgment too in regard to how much is too much and knowing when to stop. Now if only she would extend that great judgment to her personal life!

      April 26, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Theend

    Uhm - "crocodile tears," "dredges something up from the past," "horrible," "shamelessly lie to our children again," "entire content of her interview was a lie,"??? - Sorry Peter, it sounds like harassment and bullying to me...

    March 30, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
    • survivor

      Thank God you see it for what it is! He is doing the bullying but turning around and playing the victim. Typical abusive behavior! I hope the courts are watching. He probably tries to contempt her for every little thing and litigates every little thing. She says all she wants is peace. Women who are desperate for peace are usually the ones you being victimized by an abusive ex

      March 30, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Abby

    I would have one question for her. Why did her parents split? That would probably shut her up. Do you suppose it was her father was gay? That's the rumor in the town where she was born. Anyway that's what I have heard. Bet that would shut her up if it's true. Just saying it's a rumor that's been floating around back in Michigan.

    March 30, 2012 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
    • kjf916

      If you can connect the dots and make this comment relevant in ANY fashion, I'm sure we'd be delighted to read it. Won't hold my breath, though. Her husband slept with a child. Whether she's been married 4 times or 40, whether her father was gay or straight, her husband slept with a child. She's no rose, and he's no prince. Case closed.

      April 25, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  12. Brains Over Beauty Anytime

    Uhhh, let's see..she's been married four – count em' – FOUR TIMES. Does this indicate anything?? Not taking sides here 'cause I really don't give a damn one way or the other, but methinks this woman just may have more than a few personal problems in the interrelationship department.

    March 30, 2012 at 4:24 am | Report abuse |
    • kjf916

      If you can connect the dots and make this comment relevant in ANY fashion, I'm sure we'd be delighted to read it. Won't hold my breath, though. Her husband slept with a child. Whether she's been married 4 times or 40, whether her father was gay or straight, her husband slept with a child. She's no rose, and he's no prince. Case closed.

      April 25, 2012 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  13. zp

    Peter Cook slept with a child. A young teenager. Which broke up their marriage. He is a sad, pathetic pedophile. Why does anyone care what he says about anything?! He is jealous of Christie bc he has no success of his own. He is a jerk-off.

    March 30, 2012 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  14. wavejump1100

    i dont know why they think anyone cares about their personal life i know i dont.

    March 29, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  15. mandown1

    Peter Cook is a porn addict. He spent $3000 a month on the stuff. And then screwed the 19 yo babysitter. Yup, he's quite the catch!

    March 29, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • tomicT

      @ his age, screwing the 19 yo babysitter is quite an accomplishment! good for him, and i'm sure she enjoyed it!

      April 24, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  16. 111Dave111

    Jean-François Allaux (Monoco- 0 kids), Billy Joel (1 kid, now 27), Richard Taubman (Mall Developer- 1 kid), Peter Cook (1 kid). Judge says she needs therapy. Even her mom got divorced and moved to California.

    Maybe pretty isn't enough.

    March 29, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  17. ann west

    🔴 That guy is a disgusting monster.

    March 29, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Cindy

    As Fran Leibowitz once said, spilling your guts is exactly as attractive as it sounds. Ugh, I hate people airing their personal relationships to the world.

    March 29, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Billy Joel

    Fourth husband, now Christie? I think I need to write some new songs about you. I've got one running through my head that goes "Whoa you cut me loose in the dark of the night. Twisted my heart with a tongue like a knife. Whoever gets you next will be living in Hell, because, Christie B., that's all that you sell."

    March 29, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Yoda

    She's probably lousy in bed that's why he cheated.....I bet Billy Joel's laughing at this....She has no talent but her looks which are fading fast....

    March 29, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yoda

      Impostor, you are. Broke the law of Yoda, you did. Yoda, you are not.

      March 29, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  21. rachel

    Matt's an ass for pushing it wiht all the questions. And Peter Cook is the idiot who spent thosands on porn and screwed around with an 18 year old when he was over 40 and MARRIED with kids. I don't know Christie Brinkley, but I'd say it's pretty easy to see who's a jerk.

    March 29, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  22. ISEE

    She started this whole thing by suing him over 2 year old emails and petty amounts of money he had already paid!
    All she cares about is the attention this brings her. Hey Brinkley- If you want peace, don't start a war!

    March 29, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  23. bbflute

    He's complaining about integrity and privacy after f&cking a 19 year old and getting caught by the girls father going to Brinkley and asking her to keep her husband off of his daughter? He lost that right a long time ago and deserves everything he gets.

    March 29, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  24. flashtrum

    The funniest pat of this was earlier in the week when she was on the Today show with Matt Lauer. They introduced her, then ran a pre-recorded piece on the divorce. The last line in the piece was "Brinkley's lawyer says that Brinkley simply wants the public to respect her family's privacy at this time".
    Then she starts complaining to Lauer about her ex!!! And the crocodile tears. Horrible actress.

    March 29, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  25. kathy alcobia

    It doesn't matter who's right or wrong, they both need to grow up and let whatever problems they had in the past, let it go. The only ones who are getting hurt are the children and obviously they don't seem to care about there children's feelings. GROW UP AND MOVE ON, you have but one life to live, and it's not about she said, he said, it's about the kids, how do you think they feel about all this garbage, DID YOU PEOPLE EVER THINK ABOUT ASKING YOUR KIDS??? I DOUBT IT YOUR MORE CONCERN ABOUT EACH OTHER AND WHO CAN DIG THE KNIFE IN DEEPER.

    March 29, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  26. blueray

    Christie Brinkley is clearly one of the most beautiful and talented woman in ther world. This ex slime of a husband is jealous of her achievements and you can see the excitement in his eyes every time he speaks something negative about her. He has been on a campaign to degrade her in public for years. This is a lady that has been through hell and back with this guy cheating on her and doing his teenage girlfriend in the many homes the owned together. God bless her and her family and I hope they can heal from Peter's mental illness. I hope she can get the court to stop Peter from spewing his hateful lies about her all over the media.

    March 29, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Tim

    How come everyone makes him sound like the only bad one? He had an affair, he's no angel. But he's her 4th marraige. Married and sworn before god to never love another – – not 2, not 3 but 4 times she has? They deserve each other with neither being any better. If she's looking for a perfect Mr right, they are going to be harder and harder to find as you get to numbers 5, 6, 7, 8...

    March 29, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Mary

    OK. Both are at fault here for perpetuating this drama. Can one of them take the high road and keep his/her mouth shut?

    March 29, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  29. PumpNDump

    Brinkley is a classic narcissistic sociopath. She's a serial marrier who took her husbands for copious amounts of cash and married a guy who proposed to her while she was still married to Billy Joel. What a replete loser. She's a liar.

    March 29, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  30. Oakstave

    This woman has made most of her fortune by divorcing rich men. She needs to get a job, and men: Do not marry or have children. The system is corrupt, and you are a second class citizen in Family Court.

    March 29, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • peridot2

      Wrong. She made her fortune being top model. You're completely ignorant of history as well as biased against women. Whatever your issues are, you are clueless about Christie Brinkley. She graced every magazine cover in the 70s and 80s. Look her up.

      She was in Sports Illustrated on the cover 3 times. She owns a huge hunk of the Hamptons real estate. She's rich on her own. Women have power and we don't have to marry it. Your assumptions are sad and pathetic and belong to centuries past. Grow up and join the now.

      March 29, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Frida

      Actually, she made most of her money long before she ever even married Billy Joel. She's a financially successful woman in her own right. To those of you who accuse this lovely lady of so much plastic surgery...look closely, she's just beautiful.
      It never ceases to amaze me how people who rely on what they read for their intimate knowledge of celebrities are so hateful with their responses. Shame on you!

      April 21, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Mary

    Now, generally, I would be reading about how old she is by all you guys. You guys are now saying she's beautiful, and remember she's 58. See, age doesn't make a difference if you take care of your self. You are as young as you feel!

    March 28, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • peridot2

      Honey, DNA has a lot to do with good looks. She had it going on from birth. She's always been a beauty and will always be so.

      March 29, 2012 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  32. ccrizz

    She's so pretty. All she has to do is smile that ultrabrite smile! She doesn't even have to speak. Her beauty,brains,and presence is amazing! Glad she's rid of that loser cheat liar!I love her and hope she finds someone who will RESPECT her!

    March 28, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Elbow

    She is absolutely t h e best.

    March 28, 2012 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  34. ccrizz

    He's the cheat, the liar! Leave her be. Both she and he should keep things quiet for the sake of the children.let the lawyers hash it out.Divorce is grownups about it!move on!

    March 28, 2012 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Liz361

    Isn't Peter Cook the pedophile that caused the marriage to end with his affair with a child? And he's worried about how his kids will feel?

    March 28, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • ccrizz

      Yeah like woody allen his adopted daughter! Mia Farrow was such a better person and actress than woody!

      March 28, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Sunnysout

    She looks amazing- I think she and Cindy Crawford have aged so beautifully. In my opinion, doesn't look like she has had any "work" done. How refreshing!

    March 28, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Richard Fore

    That's to bad they are not able to find peace, I hope they both find peace & happiness in seperate lives.

    March 28, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Dave™

    Did anyone notice she sure is pretty?

    March 28, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Rita

    Christie, count your blessings. Men are pigs and once a cheater, always a cheater. Oh and him going after a younger girl was inevitable.

    March 28, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Octavius

    58 years old. Incredible. She is still prettier than almost any lady ever.

    March 28, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Octavius

    She is 100 percent totally awesome.

    March 28, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  42. jurby

    it's amazing how much of a liar her ex is. i was watching a show last night that talked about how much he's smacked talked about her compared to her smack talking about him. and you know what? the show couldn't find any evidence of her ever smack talking about him (except for once 4 years ago when she called him a narcassist) but plenty of evidence of him smack talking about her over and over and over and over. the guy's a liar, a cheater, and a loser.

    March 28, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  43. penneygone

    Matt should be ashamed, he berated her and she did not deserve it.

    March 28, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • ccrizz

      Yeah Matt seems like a male chauvanist pig that puts down women.Especially if they are a tall gorgeous model.successful women like Meredith Viera are so much better than he is. Heks a short little one right?

      March 28, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • zp

      Yes he was very misogynistic and I was surprised bc he doesn't usually grate on a guest like he did. She would be a fool to go back on his show. She should have gone on Oprah who has more tact and is more professional. Maybe she still can.

      March 30, 2012 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  44. TommyBoy

    She does come across as a psycho-biotche. But I bet se-x with her is fun. Usually is with the psycho-ones. -Tommy

    March 28, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • ccrizz

      Who are u to judge her?!Shame on u. Maybe u sound frustrated u can never get a beautiful person and woman like her. Look in the mirror!

      March 28, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  45. m evan

    what a fake..she failed at her attempt to cry......glad shes not my sure her children wish they had a better mother

    March 28, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Darryl

      I wish she was my mom. I think I need to be nurse fed by her.

      March 28, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brenda

      @ m evan

      crying only makes her human and it was not information on the today show she intended to share, she wanted to speak of her career.Crying does not make her a "Bad" parent" Really...seriously.....

      March 30, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  46. رهملالتيل يدلب

    She should just been a better wife and none of this happen. All she have do is listen to the man than everything go okay. I don't see how she expects court to side with her.

    March 28, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • derp

      She will win in court because we don't have sharia law here you stupid camel f ucke r.

      March 28, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • رهملالتيل يدلب

      Ha! I can't believe how men in the West have let there woman neuter them. No wonder you venerate these harlots. Your slaves to the control you cede to them. It making more sense now.

      March 28, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sunnysout

      oh, you with the effed up name, think women in the west have neutered their men? Do you know how we do it? With our mouths!! You should be so lucky....... Don't come on an American website and spout your stupid crap.

      March 28, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • ccrizz

      There u go blaming the wife?! He's the cheat! U probably throw acid on women if they don't listen, huh?!sick u r!

      March 28, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dennis

      Women aren't treated with contempt and deception as they are in the Muslim world.We also don't have biased courts and sharia laws in Western countries,thus women are not treated as rodents as you would prefer to treat them.

      March 29, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
    • peridot2

      In the US women have rights, too. Imagine that. BTW, her husband left her for a teenager. No women of 54 can compete with a teenaged girl. He can and will pay out the nose for that for the rest of his life, and it will happen.

      Share how that makes you feel.

      March 29, 2012 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
    • SnafuBob

      Ok, so we should force our women to wear burqas and shrouds and then beat them mercilessly if they do anything wrong eh? No thanks, keep your barbaric customs to yourself and your backwards world, totally disgusting. No wonder your people are controlled primarily by dictators in most of the Middle Eastern world. I'm going to stop there, the more I think of it the more it p*sses me off.

      March 29, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Taylor

      Huh? Are you a retard? Do you have any idea how relationships work?

      March 29, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • benevolent thorn

      Hey you! The one who keeps chiming in on the articles about women and speaks from a narrow point of view; SHUTTT UPPP!

      March 29, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • american female


      March 30, 2012 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Rachel

      That's the most rediculous statement. He cheated on HER with a teenager!!!!!!!! He should have been a better husband! Regardless, they should both get over it and move on with their separate lives.

      March 30, 2012 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
    • drew

      yo..ahmed...this is America...we believe in equal rights..'just listen to her husband'?? the dude was porking a that what u tics consider appropriate?? wait ..of course you do...hey, u want to live here..learn english and our laws and customs...or...just leave..:)

      March 30, 2012 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniela

      What a bizarre statement...This is America and the year is 2012!

      March 30, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Brenda

      go back to the backwards country you came from, this is America...Women here don't walk 3 ft behind, they walk beside their Husband!

      March 30, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brenda

      @ رهملالتيل يدلب

      go back to the backwards country you came from, this is America...Women here don't walk 3 ft behind, they walk beside their Husband

      March 30, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Tony

    This isn't about money. I don't think her ego ever got over him leaving her for a teenager.

    March 28, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Pedro' Fuentes

    WOOOO even though she is 275 years old she still looks amazing ! Easily one of the most beautiful ladies there has ever been.

    March 28, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Observer

    What the eff is it with people who want to air their private matters on national television. Is discretion completely dead?

    March 28, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • observer2

      for narcassists...yes, it is.

      March 28, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nate

      That guy was w a y too lucky. She is beyond awesome.

      March 28, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • JohnnyS

      Brinkley got bombarded with these personal questions. She went on the Today show wanting to talk about her career. Matt Laurer is an arsse for irritating her with these personal questions. Cheap shot of Matt

      March 28, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • lvh1959

      I would be embarassed to air my personal divorce battles in public, and besides, it's really no all that interesting. Mine or theirs.

      March 29, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |

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