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Christie Brinkley reportedly to file for divorce

Christie Brinkley reportedly is filing for divorce, three months after reports that her estranged husband had an affair with an 18-year-old employee.Brinkley's lawyer would be delivering divorce papers to Peter Cook, the supermodel's fourth husband, the New York Post reported Thursday, citing anonymous sources."I can neither confirm nor deny it," Brinkley's publicist, Elliot Mintz, reached in Los
/ Source: The Associated Press

Christie Brinkley reportedly is filing for divorce, three months after reports that her estranged husband had an affair with an 18-year-old employee.

Brinkley's lawyer would be delivering divorce papers to Peter Cook, the supermodel's fourth husband, the New York Post reported Thursday, citing anonymous sources.

"I can neither confirm nor deny it," Brinkley's publicist, Elliot Mintz, reached in Los Angeles on Thursday, told The Associated Press.

Brinkley, 52, announced in July that she and Cook, 47, had separated. They were married in 1996, and have an 8-year-old daughter, Sailor. Cook adopted Brinkley's son, Jack, now 11, from her marriage to developer Richard Taubman.

Cook's attorney, Norman Sheresky, could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday.

The couple's separation exploded in scandal when Diana Bianchi, now 19, claimed Cook had seduced her shortly after hiring her to work at his architectural firm.

The couple's relationship has become fodder for tabloids, especially in the Post, where Cook published a public apology to Brinkley in a Cindy Adams gossip column.

"This is an aberration," Cook said through a lawyer, according to the column. "I'm sorry. I'm contrite. I'm stupid. Foolish. No excuse."

Adams wrote that Cook's words were provided to her by Sheresky.

"I love my wife. ... For a lifetime I've tried to prove how much I love her," Cook said, according to the article.

According to the report, Sheresky said Cook would respect Brinkley's wishes, whatever the result.

"He hopes there's no divorce. IF she wants one, and he certainly hopes this doesn't happen, but IF — it will not be nasty," Sheresky said, according to the Post. "She can have whatever she wants."

Brinkley was also previously married to Frenchman Jean-Francois Allaux and singer Billy Joel.