Going through a divorce is hard enough, but it’s even harder for Christie Brinkley, whose split from her husband of 12 years, Peter Cook, has undergone some very public scrutiny.
The supermodel broke down while discussing her divorce with Matt Lauer on “Today” on Tuesday, March 27. While she ostensibly was there to talk about her role in “Chicago” on Broadway, the chat with Lauer was Cook-heavy as Brinkley became visibly upset that her ex has been so public about their breakup.
“I have turned the other cheek,” she tells Lauer, but unfortunately her husband hasn’t done the same. “There’s not one quote from me, anywhere. This is the first time I’ve ever been on a show [to talk about the split].”
The two talked about the details of the divorce, but by the end of the interview, Brinkley’s emotions bubbled to the surface.
She wants Cook to stop contacting her, and breaks into tears as she pleads for a judge to “please make this stop, protect my right to peace. I just want peace for my family. I just want peace. And every time I have any joy or any kind of success in anything, he has to try to destroy it.”
Check out the interview below: