Christie Brinkley’s ex husband, Peter Cook, picked up a 21 yo on Instagram

Back in 2008 when Christie Brinkley was divorcing her husband, Peter Cook, she received a lot of flack for fighting to make the proceedings public. It came out at the time that Cook, an architect, had hired an 18 year-old teenager to work in his office and had an “affair” with her, if you can call it an affair when there’s such an age and power difference. Cook subsequently remarried a more age-appropriate woman and his next wife trashed Brinkley in the press until he did the same thing to her and cheated. To her credit, his next ex wife then apologized to Brinkley through the press and told her she did the absolute right thing by making her divorce from Cook public. In her apology to Brinkley, Cook’s next ex said that he had a “secret pathological predilection” for young women. Enter this latest story about how Cook, 57, picked up a 21 year-old by trolling instagram. I don’t know if the young woman knew what she was getting into or if she just realized too late that Cook was a creep but the two were spotted on a date and onlookers say she was trying to get away from him. *shiver*

Cook… was pictured snuggling up to a college sophomore, a 21-year-old aspiring singer named Zoey Tess, in three now-deleted Instagram and Snapchat pics from a date in East Hampton on Tuesday.

“Everyone noticed them,” said a source of the meeting. “He was being aggressive. He kept insisting, six or seven times, for her to sleep over, and she kept shutting him down.”

A source tells us Cook reached out to the young brunette — who is just three years older than his daughter — on Instagram several months ago.

“She didn’t know who he was,” says the source. “He was saying his ex-wife was Christie, and showed her a picture of his 18-year-old daughter, Sailor, and [was] saying how he is closer with her than Christie.”

In 2015, Page Six reported that Cook was spotted “checking out every pretty young thing in skimpy outfits” in Sag Harbor, and in 2014 he was reportedly seen taking “creepy” photos of girls without their knowledge.

Cook and Brinkley split and then went through a painful public divorce battle after he had an affair with then-18-year-old Diana Bianchi.

Cook said in a statement: “I am so proud of my baby girl, and best friend Sailor Brinkley-Cook. You are an inspiration to all young women! You are the love of my life! Speculation of anything but offering a dear friend in town a spare room for the night is just that.”

[From Page Six]

That statement at the end gives me the creeps. “Offering a dear friend in town a spare room for the night.” I hope that girl got away from him, and I hope that being publicly called out like this is enough to deter this guy from creeping on more girls his daughter’s age for a while. It probably won’t be though. Nothing is ever this narcissist’s fault. He’s the one who cheated on Christie Brinkley and then blamed her for it. Those kind of dudes always blame their ex. If you go on a date with a guy and he tells you he has a crazy ex and it’s all her fault – stay far away!


Merry Christmas and goodbye Paris! Thanks for the memories. 🎅🏼🎄🍾🎉💯

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  1. tracking says:

    He’s revolting.

  2. minx says:


  3. Felice. says:

    Excuse me

    *turns away*


    • MC2 says:

      Thanks for turning away at least. I wasn’t expecting it & barfed right in my lap. Ok- I was expecting it from this guy but still.

  4. jinni says:

    In some pictures he looks like the child molester actor that played the dad on 7th Heaven in others he looks like the love child between Pitt and Damon. Either way, eww, guy is majorly creepy .

  5. The New Classic says:

    Creepy and predatory. 😕

  6. Willa says:

    Of course he did. Pig.

  7. Jenns says:

    He is such a creep.

  8. ichsi says:

    And I continue to be disgusted by men.

    • HappyMom says:

      There are plenty of great men out there. And there are plenty of gross women. It’s not a gender thing.

      • Zeddy says:

        Except statistics say it’s a sex/gender thing. Take your faux liberal feminist concern elsewhere.

      • HappyMom says:

        @Zeddy: anybody who would make a blanket statement about men clearly has had horrible experiences with men. Not sure what a “faux liberal feminist” is-but it sounds like something a bitter person would name-call.

    • Ann says:


  9. Chingona says:

    Ew, this man is so disgusting!! I hope that girl ran. Can we continue to call out these POS men who go after these girls and please help these young girls realize that money and fame are not worth it.

  10. lower-case deb says:

    the sleaze rolled off the screen like that girl in the Rings film.
    only his is way grosser and way sinister.

  11. WTF says:

    He’s loaded. There’s always someone who will be attracted to that…..sadly.

  12. Shijel says:

    Didn’t BG have a blind item about this just now? YUCK. Disgusting. Apparently he used to creep on Christie’s daughters’ friends too?

    • sarah says:

      This is EXACTLY what I thought about when I read it. The Blind Gossip item about a young teenage girl (with a famous mom) who knew not to bring her girlfriends over for sleepovers because her dad was so creepy around young girls. Now that I have read this on Celebitchy, the little alarms are going bing-bing-bing in my head too.

  13. detritus says:

    Men like this want to control and manipulate and get theirs.
    I don’t what what you think your ‘biological imperative’ is sir, you are a gross predator. Lolita is a cautionary tale, not a fantasy.

    I sincerely wish ephebepilia wasn’t considered ok by such large swatches of the public, or a some gross badge of honour. I blame evolutionary psychology, this weird nostalgia for the primitive man and refusal to be introspective.

    I hope the girls and their friends stay far from this man.

    • MC2 says:

      I just want to give a slow clap for this comment……and now I am standing.

      “This weird nostalgia for the primitive man and refusal to be introspective”- this is all of it! Blaming evolutionary psychology- mind blown. It’s all how we input the info and we what choose to get it out of it. These sickos look for things to make them feel okay & say that evolutionary psychology must prove that men are good being perverted pigs becasue “she’s prime childbearing age & we can smell it!” Nope. And if this is true then get me off on pms rage if I kill him.

      • detritus says:

        The naturalistic fallacy drives me insane.
        We lived nasty, brutish and short lives. In caves. Struggling to survive. So it’s especially rich from men over 50, who would be, you know, dead. Not pressuring young adults into sex.
        Evo psych has its uses, but like most science it’s often bastardized for the sake of a sale, or to justify someone’s own self interest. I just get so mad about it.

        My evo psych prof told an entire class he could smell periods and ovulation on women.

    • rapomi says:

      It is really concerning. I remember having a number of very uncomfortable experiences when I was around 15/16 concerning being hit on my men who were MUCH older.It makes me seriously uncomfortable looking back. Not to mention pornographic material that explicitly includes ‘teens’ . What/why is this?

      • detritus says:

        My reasoning?
        Men are told they should earn more, and be more dominant than women. They are also told sex is for them. It’s a conquest thing than lessens a woman if she gives it up, and enriches them.
        So it’s a lovely combo of not wanting a partner, status, and fragile ego. Tres hot.

  14. MSat says:

    I hope all the people who slammed Christie during that divorce will sit down and shut up now. This guy is a disgusting predator, and the only thing Christie did wrong was believe his lies long enough to marry him. Those women who defended him and blamed her did nothing but enable him to do it again… and again.

    Guys like this are masters at playing the victim, making the women they wrong look crazy, etc. I should know – I was with one for 8 years and unfortunately had a child with him. He is a horrible parent and compulsive liar. He tried to turn our friends and family against me for many years – some of them believed him but the majority of them have figured it out.

  15. Velourazure says:

    His children must be so proud.

    • GingerCrunch says:

      Major side-eye for calling your kid your best friend on top of all the other sleaze he’s engaged in! 🚩🚩🚩

  16. Jayna says:

    The girl went out on a date with him, knowing his age, since he told her who he was. Who would go out on a date with a man that old? Free dinner? Who posted the photo online? How did Page Six get the story?

    He’s a dirty old man, a pervert. I can’t imagine having a father like that.

    • Christin says:

      He’s likely posting flattering photos of a certain lifestyle that might be the initial hook. However, I remember how ‘old’ even 40s seemed as a 20-year-old. I don’t understand it, either.

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      Who knows if it was really a date. Maybe it was a “Hey, I could help your career! Let’s meet for drinks to discuss it!” thing and the woman just wanted out once she realized the dude was a sleaze.

  17. Capepopsie says:


  18. Mia4S says:

    Do you ever get the feeling after reading a story this revolting that eventually something worse is going to come out? Yeah…..

    • Shijel says:

      Oh for sure. Nastier details are already bleeding though none of them are 100% confirmed. I bet Brinkley’s daughters have some stories to tell (not that they are obligated to tell them).

    • I Choose Me says:

      Me too. That love of my life line about his daughter set my teeth on edge. And is it me or do that girl’s eyes in the snapchat pic scream ‘help me’

  19. Say What says:

    Vane, insecure and a misogynist are words I would describe Donald Trump, oh I mean Peter Cook.

  20. Aqua says:

    How is he not in jail.

  21. Nancy says:

    Slug. He reminds of Joffrey when he calls his daughter the love of his life. I’m not a fan of Christie Brinkley, she was Billy’s Uptown Girl and wished she would have stayed as such instead of marrying this pervert. Like Woody Allen’s kids, I bet his stay as far away as possible. How does a person turn into a monster. Guess I should ready the president’s bio and get some clues…..or not.

    • holly hobby says:

      There was another guy between this pervert and Billy. Ricky Taubman. I somehow think Billy and Ricky crisscrossed each other. She was also married to a really old French dude (#1) when she was a young model.

      I’m ashamed I know so much about Christie’s love life.

      • EscapedConvent says:

        I remember Ricky Taubman. That marriage was the result of a helicopter crash in Aspen, i think. They were skiing. Ricky was badly injured. Soon after, they returned to the crash site for their wedding. It was very dramatic. I recall that Christie wore a fabulous wedding outfit and looked gorgeous in the snow.

        I think it lasted long enough for her to get pregnant, then he was gone. I always thought it was odd that he gave up his parental rights to his son.

        I shouldn’t know this much about her marriages, but that one was SO romantic with the near-death experience and the snowy mountaintop, and the white fur muff.

  22. Donna says:

    He’s disgusting.

  23. Tourmaline says:

    Christie has had some real winners in her man game. That Ricky guy that is the father of her son was another top shelf man.

  24. Christin says:

    Random recollections here —- Back in the late ’70s, this guy (I think) was a model. I recall you could pick up a catalog or magazine and see this guy (or someone who looked like his twin) and Lori Loughlin (as a teenager).

    Lori has both behaved and aged far better, I might add.

  25. Roller74 says:

    Nasty man, if I was this girls parent, I would haul her ass home and punch ol’ Pete the Pervy Pirate right in the teeth.

  26. UmamiMommy says:

    Ugh ugh ugh.

    Little-known fact: Cook had a small role in the Rodney Dangerfield film “Easy Money” as a runway model at the Regular Guy Look fashion show.

  27. holly hobby says:

    Ew creepy creepy creepy

  28. Cirque28 says:

    Aging pretty boy CREEP.

  29. Linds says:

    That girl was just interested in having a sugar daddy pay her bills & her college and I guarantee that’s how he reels them in, money is disgustingly powerful

  30. Marley says:

    No doubt this guy is creepy, but he’s fairly typical as most men, regardless of their age, prefer women in their early twenties.