Christie Brinkley kicks off divorce

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Supermodel Christie Brinkley is officially divorcing husband Peter Cook, who allegedly had an affair with an 18-year-old girl.

A source said that Brinkley's divorce lawyer, Eleanor Alter, has told Cook's lawyer, Norman Sheresky, to expect the divorce papers, The New York Post reported.


Brinkley has set the divorce in motion three months after she learned that Cook, 47, had allegedly been cheating on her for the last year with a woman who worked at his architectural firm.

There was no comment on what the couple plans to do with their estimated $60 million in real estate.

Cook tried to convince Brinkley not to call it quits on their marriage in July, telling the Post through his lawyer: "I love my wife. I have loved her since the day I met her. ... For a lifetime I've tried to prove how much I love her."

"This is an aberration," Cook said then. "I'm sorry. I'm contrite. I'm stupid. Foolish. No excuse."

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