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Christie Brinkley gets kids & Hamptons house; Cook gets $2.1 million

By Emily Morgan

July 11, 2008 at 10:37am

Christie Brinkley’s fourth divorce has finally reached a settlement.

After an all-night negotiation between their lawyers, Peter Cook and Christie Brinkley’s heated divorce trial came to an end yesterday morning.

Brinkley was awarded sole custody of her children, Jack, 13, and Sailor, 10. She was also given all 18 of the properties she shared with Cook in the Hamptons. Cook will be paid $2.1 million and will also get “parenting time” with the children.

Brinkley went into the trial with high-profile divorce lawyer Robert Stephen Cohen, who has also represented Ron Perelman. Elliot Mintz is Brinkley’s public relations representative; he also works with Paris Hilton.

The marriage ended in 2006, when Brinkley discovered that Cook was having an affair with Diana Bianchi, a teenager who worked as Cook’s personal assistant.

Cook admitted to paying Bianchi to remain quiet about their affair. Bianchi sued Cook in April, 2007, and settled out of court.

The Brinkley/Cook divorce trial was open to the public and continued to make headlines as more salacious details about the couple’s relationship were revealed.

Brinkley admitted to coloring her ex-husband’s face with magic marker in a wedding photo and said she would not have married Cook if she had known the details of his drug arrest when he was in his 20s.

Cook commented that Brinkley’s testimony was fabricated; telling People “Shrek was more believable.”

A court-appointed psychiatrist weighed in on the former couple, advising that both Brinkley and Cook were in need of therapy.

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