Even though her divorce trial with Peter Cook is beyond ugly, Christie Brinkley is extending an olive branch to the mistress who came between them.
After a long day on the witness stand Thursday, Brinkley told reporters she wanted to let Diana Bianchi know that she forgives her.
"I'd just like to say that I can't help but think about Diana Bianchi, and I want her and her family to know that I feel really badly for them," said Brinkley. "I feel bad for her and forgive her completely. She was manipulated."
Christie Brinkley also added of Thursday's testimony, "today was really difficult reliving the horror (of what happened two years ago)."
A source says that on Wednesday, the day the trial commenced, Diana Bianchi went up and approached Brinkley's daughter, Alexa Ray Joel (whose father is Brinkley's previous husband Billy Joel) outside the courtroom to apologize.
"Diana Bianchi said to her, 'I am sorry for all the pain I have caused you and your family,'" reports a New York Daily News source.
"Alexa then hugged her and said, 'We have all been through a lot.'"
The humiliating, public skewering of that bastard Peter Cook and his obsessions with sex and online porn is expected to resume Monday.