Brinkley: 'I Thought We Were Happy'

Supermodel takes the stand in her celebrity divorce trial
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 3, 2008 5:50 PM CDT
Diana Bianchi, center, arrives at court. The young woman was Cook's paramour, and sparked the divorce.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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(Newser) – Christie Brinkley took the stand today in her increasingly lurid divorce trial, weeping as she recalled how her porn-loving husband cheated on her with a teenager, the New York Daily News reports. When an opposing lawyer reminded all she was an actress during a largely unsuccessful cross-examination, the supermodel shot back, "I'm no Meryl Streep." During a break, hubby Peter Cook sniped, "Shrek was more believable."

The beauty often shot withering stares at her former love as she gave damning testimony. She described the night a man approached her and said of Cook, "He's having an affair with my teenage daughter. The bastard won't knock it off. so I had to come to you." Brinkley fled the home the couple shared with their two children, eventually showing up, knees bloodied, at the home of the friend who introduced them. They used to “sleep like spoons together,” Brinkley said. "I thought we were happy." (Read more Christie Brinkley stories.)