A Long Island judge signed a deal that the hostile duo will no longer be allowed to speak to one another and that all communication with go through an outside party.
Former model Christie Brinkley and ex-husband Peter Cook will continue to co-parent their two children Sailor 14, and Jack, 17 with a parenting coordinator to make their disastrous relationship runs smoothly.
The parenting coordinator’s jobs include helping mediate disputes over the teens’ visitations and expenses and make sure Christie, 58, and Peter stick to whatever deal they make.
According to an interview with the New York Post, divorce attorney Raoul Felder said this settlement is fairly common but might not have been the best choice.
Felder said, “My sense of the dynamics are that he wants to get married and she just can’t let go of the spotlight.”
“It’s a dangerous brew when you have that. It’s pretty sad when two intelligent people can’t arrange for kids’ visitation without an intermediary,” continued Raoul.
Both sides of this on-going soap opera have released statements regarding the arrangement.
Peter said: “Christie may never understand or come to regret the bitterness she has left in people’s hearts, including our children’s, but as we are all aware, no money no religion or church, no eulogy, no media attention or magazine article, no matter how elaborate, can remove the legacy of a mean spirit.”
Christie lashed back on Facebook and said “Let it be known, that I ‘moved on’ from my marriage to Peter Cook the moment a police officer tapped me on the shoulder and informed me that ‘my husband had been cheating on me in a two-year affair with his 17-year-old-daughter.”
“Since that moment, it has been an odyssey of frustration as I have navigated the court system with one goal- to find peace and protection for my family from the various forms of abuse at the hands of a narcissist,” continued Christie.
Having her husband’s back, Peter’s current wife Suzanne Shaw rebutted, “Your dishonesty knows no bounds.” Suzanne then proceed to list the lies Christie has told.
“You have not sought peace or protection for your family. You routinely leave your children with Peter months at a time while you are off pursuing other interest,” continued Suzanne.
— Caroline Zapatero
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