Peter Cook Tries to Explain Cheating on Brinkley

Christie Brinkley attends the 125th Metropolitan Opera opening night at Lincoln Center on September 22, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images North America)
Christie Brinkley's philandering ex-husband Peter Cook went on 20/20 with Barbara Walters to explain his behavior.  Why he felt compelled to rehash old news in front of a national TV audience is unclear, but the architect, who cheated on Brinkley with a teenager and spent $3,000 a month on porn, says he was missing the "emotional aspect" of his relationship with his wife: "I think we were both feeling more like we were living with a brother and sister than a life partner."

How low can you go, douchebagel?  No matter how irked Cook may be by the bad press he's gotten over his divorce, it's never a good idea to try and justify your extramarital jailbait (18 year-old Diana Bianchi, whom he paid $300,000 in hush money, no less).

Brinkley's lawyer issued the following statement:
"It is a measure of Peter Cook's character that he has breached the confidentiality agreement that is in the divorce settlement and has sought to present this distorted one sided view of his marriage. Mr. Cook had his days in court, testified on his own behalf and ultimately agreed with the view of the children's court appointed attorney and psychiatrist that the children should live principally with their mother and that she should be the sole custodial parent."

We'll see if the interview helps his popularity any.  Now that he's no longer attached to Brinkley, I doubt anyone will bother to tune in.

More Christie Brinkley pictures:
  • Christie Brinkley in 125th Metropolitan Opera Opening Night
  • Christie Brinkley in 125th Metropolitan Opera Opening Night
  • Christie Brinkley in 125th Metropolitan Opera Opening Night
  • Christie Brinkley in 125th Metropolitan Opera Opening Night
  • Christie Brinkley in 125th Metropolitan Opera Opening Night
  • Christie Brinkley in 125th Metropolitan Opera Opening Night
  • Christie Brinkley in 125th Metropolitan Opera Opening Night
  • Christie Brinkley in 125th Metropolitan Opera Opening Night
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