After Page Six announced Peter Cook’s engagement, he re-confirmed everything on his Instagram: he is indeed engaged to a 21-year-old college student named Alba Jancou. Peter Cook is 60 years old, he’s been married and divorced twice and both his ex-wives said that he has a “thing” for very young women. Like, 18-21-year-olds. Peter and Alba have been dating for a year, apparently, although they met a few years back. She is the same age as his daughter Sailor. Sailor and Alba even look sort of similar too, although I think Sailor is prettier.
Anyway, Cook has been confirming the engagement to every outlet, because he’s super-proud of the fact that he “landed” a 21-year-old. He told People Mag that “we are very happy.” To Page Six, he said that he and Alba are “soulmates.” People Mag also confirmed some details about Alba’s life – she is/was a student at Tulane, she also attended “a prestigious English private boarding school” called Millfield. Her parents are art gallery owners Tanya Bonakdar, 53, and Marc Jancou, 51 (note the ages). The Jancous own galleries in New York, Switzerland and London. So… she’s got family money and family connections to the rich, powerful and artistic.
As for what Peter’s family thinks about all of this… apparently, his daughter is fine with it?
After Sailor Brinkley-Cook‘s heroic sub-in on Dancing with the Stars for her mom Christie Brinkley, who broke her arm during rehearsals, it was clear that the two have a very close mother-daughter relationship. And sources say Sailor, 21, is also tight with her father, Hamptons-based architect Peter Cook, 60, who recently got engaged to his 21-year-old fiancée, Alba Jancou.
“Despite the bitter breakup between Peter and Christie, Sailor has a very close relationship with her dad,” a source close to the situation tells PEOPLE. “She always raves about him. But she has not said a word to anybody about his personal life or the new girlfriend,” the source continues.
What do you think? I bet Sailor probably does adore her dad, but… I bet she’s not super-jazzed about her dad dating someone her age. While Sailor has raved about her dad on Instagram in the past, I don’t see any comments or posts on her page congratulating her dad. She didn’t comment on his engagement IG either. Huh.
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