Christie Brinkley's Husband Heartbroken About Divorce

Published September 15, 2006

| NYPost.com

Christie Brinkley's hubby, Peter Cook, is heartbroken that his attempts at reconciliation failed and his supermodel wife has sued him for divorce, his attorney revealed yesterday.

"he is sad. He was saddened by the fact that she decided to take this step, but he recognizes that she has the right to do this," lawyer David Aronson said.

Asked how the power couple would split their estimated $60 million in real-estate assets and resolve questions about custody of their kids, Jack Paris, 11, and Sailor Lee, 8, Aronson said, "We're not even there yet."

He confirmed what The Post reported exclusively yesterday: that Brinkley's lawyer, Eleanor Alter, phoned Cook's legal team Wednesday afternoon and told them the supermodel was going to sue to end a decade of marriage.

A messenger delivered the divorce notice to the office of Cook's other lawyer, Norman Sheresky, Wednesday night, Aronson said. That paper says merely that Brinkley, 52, is seeking a divorce, it does not lay out the grounds for the divorce.

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