Christie Brinkley Settles Divorce, Gets Kids

Ex makes off with $2.1M; 'It's everything I asked for,' he says
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 10, 2008 11:21 AM CDT
Peter Cook waits outside the courtroom as he arrives at New York State Supreme Court for the beginning of his divorce trial against Christie Brinkley Wednesday, July 2, 2008 in Central Islip.    (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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(Newser) – After an intense all-night negotiation session, Christie Brinkley has settled her acrimonious divorce, the New York Post reports. The model got full custody of her two children, and will pay philandering ex Peter Cook a one-time $2.1 million, which will mostly cover legal fees. The rest of the settlement is private. “It’s everything I asked for,” said Cook.

"It's to me a very bittersweet moment because it really is the death of a marriage," said Brinkley. "I'm very pleased with the results today. I was here fighting for custody." (Read more Christie Brinkley stories.)