It’s only been about a week since Christie Brinkley announced that her marriage is ending due to her husband’s infidelity, and there’s already an avalanche of information regarding the sex scandal(s) to sift through.
First, 19-year-old Diana Bianchi came forward with details of how Brinkley’s husband, Long Island architect Peter Cook (with Brinkley, pictured), seduced her.
Then, another woman — Samantha Cole, 29 — told the New York Post that she had a relationship with Cook when she was 19. She claims he asked her to marry him in a failed attempt to win her back after she dumped him in 1996.
After Cole refused his marriage proposal, Cook became engaged to Brinkley a month later.
“I was pretty upset about it, pretty angry,” Cole said. “I was the last person he was with before Christie… I thought that she was too old for him. I said to him, ‘You’ve always dated younger girls.'”
Cole also added that when she first met Cook, he was engaged to someone other than Brinkley. The news of his affair with Bianchi hit close to home for her.
“I laugh at this,” Cole said this week Bianchi’s story became public. “Our story is exactly the same. I never thought he would do something like that, being married, with his family so important to him.”
What drives a man with a great family, high-paying job and a supermodel wife to pick up teenage girls? The same reason any guy cheats.
“Beauty, wealth and celebrity are no guarantee against an affair,” said psychoanalyst Bethany Marshall in the Post. “The best insurance policy is to be in a relationship with a man who loves you and where there’s a really good attachment.”
Cole told the Post that Cook has a habit of doing aspiring teenage singers from the Hamptons who work for him. She seems to know him pretty well. Cook, 47, reportedly seduced Bianchi back in 2004 after hiring her as an assistant at his architecture firm. E! Online reports that Bianchi is exploring a possible sexual harassment lawsuit against her former boss.
The Gossip is still not clear on how anyone cheats on Christie Brinkley. Sure she’s 52, but if she doesn’t define the term MILF, I don’t know who does. Good lord. She’s also a true uptown girl, if you know what we’re saying. We’re saying she used to be married to singer Billy Joel. Who wrote songs about her.