Christie Brinkley: ‘I Would Never Get Married Again’
First Published: June 2, 2009 4:04 PM EDT Credit: Ladies Home Journal
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Christie Brinkley has had a lot of love in her life, but she has no plans to walk down the aisle again.
“I would never get married again,” she told Ladies Home Journal’s July 2009 issue. “With what I know I don’t see why anyone would get married.”
It’s easy to see why the supermodel has such a strong stance on marriage. Just last summer, she was engaged in a very public, sensational divorce with architect Peter Cook, who admitted to having an affair with an 18-year-old. He also admitted to spending thousands on Internet porn during their marriage.
“I feel like I should apologize to everybody for them having to read all of that tawdry stuff, and having it delivered to their kitchen tables when their kids are around, you know?” Christie told the magazine.
While she was going through her difficult divorce battle, which ended in a $2.1 million settlement for Peter and custody of the couple’s two children – Jack and Sailor – going to Christie, an old love helped out. In the new interview, Christie revealed that ex-husband Billy Joel looked after her little ones.
“Billy’s great. He’s godfather to Jack and Sailor, and you know there have been times when I have had to spend time with lawyers or whatever and he’s babysat,” she said. “He lives nearby, so he’s like, ‘Send ‘em over here!’”
While she wasn’t ready to talk about finding love again for herself, Christie told LHJ she believes it exists.
“I totally believe in true love. And I think couples should celebrate their love over and over again,” she said.
But the blonde beauty said it’s worth preparing for what will happen when love ends.
“Right at the beginning of a relationship, I would formalize an exit strategy,” she said.
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