Peter Cook, 60, lied about his fiancee’s age, Alba Jancou is only 20 years old

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A few weeks ago, we learned that Peter Cook, Christie Brinkley’s 60-year-old skeevy ex-husband, is engaged for the third time. Christie always said that Peter Cook had a thing for really young women, and his second wife said the same – he cheated on both of his previous wives with girls/women in their late teens and early 20s. Well, he decided that he should just stop marrying women close to his age and cheating on them with barely legal ladies. He decided to just marry the barely legal lady. His fiancee is Alba Jancou, an undergraduate college student from a wealthy and well-connected family. We heard that Alba is 21 years old, the same age as Peter’s daughter Sailor. Except… Alba is actually younger. Peter lied to Page Six and they called him out on it:

Creepy Peter Cook has allegedly been lying about his new fiancée’s age — sources say she’s actually just 20, younger than his 21-year-old daughter Sailor Brinkley-Cook. A few weeks ago, Cook swore to Page Six through his rep that the bride-to-be was 21, despite our doubts. He even went as far as to claim a social media post of her 18th birthday celebrations at her elite British high school, posted on Twitter in 2017, carried the wrong date. The post has since been deleted.

Now sources have confirmed to Page Six that Cook’s paramour is in fact 20 and she doesn’t actually turn 21 until next March. The sources speculated the crafty cad cooked up Jancou’s age perhaps because his wife-to-be is younger than his 21-year-old daughter with Brinkley, Sailor, who we’re told isn’t exactly overjoyed about daddy’s destination wedding next year.

Plus, prevaricating Peter met Jancou two years ago, when she was recently out of high school. He insists their romance didn’t start until a year later, when she was “19 and a half.” Page Six exclusively revealed how Cook popped the question to the attractive college co-ed in September in Santorini, Greece, with a 6-carat diamond ring. Despite the 41-year age gap, Cook insists Jancou is his “soulmate”.

Jancou has her own wealth, we’re told. Her parents are prominent New York and international art gallerists: mom Tanya Bonakdar, 53, and father Marc Jancou, 51, according to public records.

Another source told Page Six that Cook’s engagement announcement was peculiar given that it came on the heels of his daughter Sailor’s elimination from ABC hit “Dancing With The Stars” on October 21. The source said, “Sailor had no idea Peter was going to announce his engagement with such celebrity fanfare. It took her by surprise. She was really upset.”

[From Page Six]

Peter Cook was literally driving up to elite high schools or boarding schools and trying to pick out his future wife. “Nineteen-and-a-half” are you kidding me?? HE IS SIXTY. And he’s trying to lie about his 20-year-old fiancee’s age to make her seem older, when he truly started dating her when she was fresh out of high school? I cannot, with any of this. Peter Cook is so gross.

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  1. perplexed says:

    What’s up with her parents? I realize she went to boarding school but did they, er, not notice how old he looked when he came to dinner?

    I also don’t get the dress sense of the wealthy and well-connected. I guess they’ve decided to follow the fashion trends of everyone else?

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      Insert “how do you do fellow kids” gif when this guy rocks up at her family home. He is a creep.

    • Tanya says:

      She’s 20. It’s not like they can ground her. Maybe they think the more supportive of her they are, the faster she’ll come her senses.

      • Hikaru says:

        Yup. Sometimes the whole thrill is in the “forbidden” and “us against the world” and without it she may lose interest.

        They are also smart to stand by her so he can’t use their disapproval as a tool to manipulate her into distancing herself from them and isolate her.

      • perplexed says:

        Yes, I realize they can’t ground her. But…..still….how do you even pretend to like this? I don’t think it would be that easy for me to hide my feelings…..I’m pretty sure my face would be quite cross and maybe a trip to the emergency room for a heart attack might take place.

      • Dani says:

        Not ground her. Kids who are brought up in decent homes with involved parents don’t pull shit like this. My parents would allow me to do as I pleased but the way I was brought up, at 20, a 60 year old man would gross me out regardless of money (especially if I came from money). She clearly has daddy/mommy issues and is looking for a parent figure. It’s not like he’s Steve Jobs or Bill Gates rich.

    • billypilgrim says:

      Was going to comment on her fashion sense or fashion nonsense, as it were and is, too.
      You, however, said it much more nicely than I would have.

      So I’ll mention her dyed up truck stop hair.
      She needs to Rita Hazan those locks with some color found in nature.

      • Ravensdaughter says:

        Thank you! Her hair is terrible, plus her makeup, plus what she wears. But, she is 20, and that’s really all that matters to dirty old men like Cook.

    • Eliza says:

      She has her own wealth. LMAO. Her parents do, and if they’re smart they’ll tell her they’ll give her inheritance money early (usually it comes in sometime between mid 20s-30s) and she doesn’t need to marry this guy.

    • Ali says:

      The internet says her mom is a pretentious snob and that Peter Cook is descended from the Cook, Ludlow, and Halsey families, three of the oldest families in the Hamptons that settled in the area more than 350 years ago. Mystery solved.

      • Snazzy says:

        Honestly, I’ve said this before but if I did this my mom would’ve been so happy. He’s rich, he comes from a good family. Who cares if I’m a child? There are so many toxic parents out there, so I am sure her parents are the same

      • misty says:

        And clearly then haven’t bred out of those three families in the past couple of generations, look at that jawline!

  2. Raina says:

    I’m sure that’s apple cider

  3. emmy says:

    So he knows this is wrong or he wouldn’t have lied his wrinkly ass off. I assume that’s non-alcoholic champagne then? God, I nearly vommed all over my desk.

    • Allie says:

      Does anyone really wait until they are 21 to drink alcohol in the US?

      • emmy says:

        I would think not but to me it’s more about the fact that legally, she can’t even have a beer and this douche knows that’s not okay.

        That pic wasn’t even taken in the US though.

    • olive says:

      that photo wasn’t taken in the US. only in the US and a handful of other countries do you have to wait until 21 to drink.

      • lucy2 says:

        That photo no, but there’s a bunch of other photos of them in the Hamptons in NY that show her with drinks.
        Not many people wait until 21, but if you’re a 60+ year old guy, you really shouldn’t be dating someone who can’t legally purchase alcohol.

      • olive says:

        she’s got kind of a hard face that looks older than her age (she looks like brooke hogan), it wouldn’t surprise me if she just weren’t getting carded

    • whatWHAT? says:

      yeah, lying about her age def shows he knows how skeevy this is.

      so, she’s younger than his daughter, and he’s older than her parents. *SHUDDERS* Pretty gross.

      • Melody says:

        “So, she’s younger than his daughter, and he’s older than her parents. *SHUDDERS* Pretty gross”
        Thanks for underlining.. so so wrong and gross !!

    • MC2 says:

      I wonder when exactly their “relationship” started. There is likely a reason for his lie & since he obviously doesn’t care what people think, it may be the law that he’s worried about.

  4. HK9 says:

    This just gets better and better doesn’t it. So, so shady….

  5. smcollins says:

    Next we’ll find out she was actually a minor when they got together. This is so gross on so many levels.

  6. Angela82 says:

    Another creep…

  7. LoonyTunes says:

    Wake up, little girl! Don’t throw your youth away on this predator

  8. Ina says:

    He’s gross and she looks tacky.

  9. meme says:

    19, 20, 21 …. it’s gross I matter what her age is.

  10. p says:

    Just disgusting.

  11. aurora says:

    Gross gross gross.
    And I don’t want to be mean but is this a Kardashian syndrome – it’s expensive to look this cheap?

  12. Enn says:

    He’s older than her parents by several years. Gag.

  13. Lizzie says:

    The lady doth protest too much, methinks….

    She’s 35

  14. Allie says:

    He could easily be her grandfather without any teen-pregnancy being involved. This is so disgusting no matter if she’s 20 or 21.

  15. theothercleo says:

    Pro-tip: if you have to add “and a half” after your girlfriend’s age she’s way too young for you and you’re a disgusting old man.

  16. Sunshine says:

    Eww. To each his own.

  17. Ana Maria says:

    when I read the headline I thought oh he is lying about her age, means she is what she looks(to me), like 35 years old

  18. RoyalBlue says:

    I find the IG post hilarious. This old man is really thrilled she said yes? She is young and may want kids sometime in the future, so is he planning on getting back into fatherhood again. He is looking like a fool.

    • Seriously says:

      He isn’t a fool. A fool would be an older man (or woman) that are being taken for a ride for their money. He is a predator that goes after kids. Huge huge HUGE difference between a fool and this disgusting excuse for a “man”! 🤮

  19. naomipaige99 says:

    Shocking, he lied!!!!!!! LOL!

    I ain’t saying she’s a gold digger, but wait….. I smell a gold digger!!!

  20. Golly Gee says:

    Soulmates can’t age out, can they?

    • MC2 says:

      Is this Warren Jeffs here? Just asking…
      If you want to use the soulmate rabbit hole, you are also using the assumption that a deity, or God, picked someone for you that you are looking to find & mate up with. My God wouldn’t pick a teenager for an old man & my God would definitely want women to grow into full adults before they got locked down by a predatory, dusty guy who lived most of his life already. Sorry that you choose to live under this sicko umbrella of an idea.

    • Golly Gee says:

      yes, I was. I thought the sarcasm was obvious.

  21. lara (the other) says:

    What does a woman from a rich and well connected family want from a disgusting old man?
    I can understand that there are some girls from a poor and troubled Backgrounds, with not many other chances, that hope for a better life through a rich man, buts that is not the case here.

    • Melody says:

      Maybe she has daddy issues (lack of paternal figure, any kind of insecurities..) or something and he is using it to get what he wants from her.

    • Turtledove says:

      “What does a woman from a rich and well connected family want from a disgusting old man?”

      I’m wondering if maybe her parents , who are the ones with the money, not her, are maybe not giving her all the $ she wants? Like, I am sure they cover her schooling and make sure she isn’t going hungry etc, but maybe she wants to go on weekly shopping sprees etc and they are not “funding” that, so she is looking for someone that will?

      • SRB says:

        She’s also getting international press attention out of it, in addition to more Instagram followers.

  22. 10KTurtle says:

    What you got in that cup, Alba? And no, she does not have “her own wealth.” Her parents have wealth [and what do they have to say about this situation?]. What Alba has is a sugar daddy.

  23. Girl on fire says:

    The girl is smart. No matter how the marriage goes, she has secured her future instead of wasting time with young guys who have nothing! Congrats gal

    • My3cents says:

      Apparently she homes from money so I don’t think that was the issue here.
      Probably getting disowned for it too…

    • MC2 says:

      This guy’s first two wives would not agree that there is “security” in being married to this abusive, lying, serial predator. The cost of some money is not worth a woman’s safety, health, sanity & life. Your idea of what makes a secure future for a young woman is sick & spreading it is shameful.

  24. Veronica S. says:

    I honestly wonder if this is how some of those old wealth families maintain their prestige, to be honest. They just turn a blind eye to these kind of associations as long as it keeps the coffers full.

    • My3cents says:

      I think this is going to be his third marriage, he already has children, so I don’t think there is that much to go around, if I’m not mistaken.

  25. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    He said nineteen-and-a-half!!! Looooooooolll!

  26. Jessica says:

    Disgusting. Pretty sure my dad would have strangled Peter Cook by now if I were in her shoes.

  27. Lowercaselila says:

    I know that older men think that dating / marrying much younger women/girls makes them feel and look younger. But it actually does the opposite. It makes them look ridiculous ,older and even a predator. For the girls/women who date/marry these much older men ,good luck in 10 to 20 years and they look ridiculous also.

  28. SJR says:

    Creepy old guy! Creepy. Old. Guy. With seriously disgusting pattern of behavior of decades younger females.

    “soul mates” my ass!

  29. The Long-suffering Sequin says:

    I… would not have said this girl was in her twenties. Or thirties.

  30. kelleybelle says:

    The lying liar told another lie. Shocker. Skeevy POS.

  31. JennyJenny says:

    He reminds me of Robert Wagner in the pic where he’s wearing the blazer.
    Her fashion sense is twee 14 year old. Ugh.

  32. Charfromdarock says:

    Why oh why would you date someone old enough to be your grandfather???

    He is so gross.

  33. Cupcake says:

    I feel badly for her parents, who are likely younger than him. They must be devastated.

  34. Kylie says:

    She’s a super rough looking 20 year old. I would have guessed early 30s at a minimum.My brother is 19 so I know a handful of 19-20 year olds, and it’s crazy how old she looks compared to all of them.

  35. megs283 says:

    He does know that F. Scott and Zelda’s marriage was plagued by drinking, bitterness, separations, mental institutions, and tragic death, right??

  36. NoneOfYourBusiness says:

    She looks old and unattractive.

  37. Lolalola3 says:

    Interestingly telling photo he posted that includes his fiancee’s fake nails, fake tan and fake boob. Poor girl. She is being taken for a ride. I hope she has a locked down pre-nup.

  38. Valiantly Varnished says:

    20 or 21 she still looks like a blonde Jay Leno to me and he’s still a 60 year old perv.

  39. Lua says:

    Maybe he should reference ANY other author than Fitzgerald. That relationship was a hot mess too 🙄

  40. The Recluse says:

    Gross all around.
    And all that money and she looks so tacky.
    Money can’t buy you common sense or class.

  41. Liz version 700 says:

    So is he embarrassed that she is younger than his daughter? Why lie about 1 year ….you are fine with the 40 year age difference but that 6 months makes so much difference. It was gross before, a hit more now that he was trolling for a teenager and plying her with booze. But it remains gross still creepy and gross why lie Peter? That is the thing with narcissistic people they lie for reasons or no reasons or fun or because it’s Tuesday. Girl run!!!!

  42. Cora says:

    He is gross? Well she is gross as well to date a man with flaccid ass (somehow I picture Samantha from satc now lol) that being said…none of my business.

  43. Mireille says:

    I’mma give props to Ms. Brinkley for dumping this loser. I’m also going to pray for Common Sense to invade and take over Alba’s life. That being said, let me rag on this good-for-nothing, sleaze ball Peter Cook. He looks like my former sleaze ball boss who also slept around on his wife. And, please someone tell me…who finds Peter Cook attractive??!!! Is there a shortage of middle age men with dad bods and better values to date? I’m sure there are plenty of them out there in the Hamptons. Alba doesn’t have to settle for this turd.

  44. Puravidacostarica says:

    When he’s in his 70s, she’ll be banging the pool boys.

  45. Miss America says:

    Hilarious he used a quote from F. Scott Fitzgerald, a well-documented misogynist he cheater himself. Gross. Gross. Gross. I don’t even feel bad for this girl, she knows exactly what she’s doing. It’s a transaction for both of them.

  46. Savannah says:

    When you have to defend your girlfriend with “…and a half” you KNOW she’s too young for your wrinkly ass.

    Imagine grown people saying that.
    “My fiancé is 43 and a half”. Hahaha

  47. Uppenyrcraut says:

    To be fair, she looks like botox and boob job 40 really. It’s all gross but this is a downgrade from Brinkley.

  48. spikeslayer says:

    she looks ROUGH for 20…honestly thought she was between 25 – 32

  49. Tuntmore says:

    She’s got the tight smile and dead eyes of a young woman with daddy issues who knows deep down that this is all very inappropriate but who believes that being desirable to an old, rich man is all she’s good for. I do feel for her. Hopefully in a few years she’ll come into her own and get the hell away from Cook.

    My SO is technically old enough to be my father, but I’m 40 and age differences don’t matter that much. I personally believe that people under 30 should stick to a 5-year age gap at the most. And middle-aged men who go after college-aged women should be avoided at all costs. They only want one thing, and it’s not even sex: it’s control and influence over someone who doesn’t yet know herself.

  50. Ms always ms says:

    All the hate directed at her doesn’t sit right with me. She’s just a kid. She’s drunk on the power and invincibility that comes with the shift into early adulthood. She no doubt thinks he’s a silly old man, good for keeping her in cash. And that she’s in control.

    But he’s the one taking advantage of her and she’s too young to realize it. She’s more than likely going to have issues from this relationship when she’s older and more mature and I just feel for her so much.

    Do you remember being 19/20? And your thought processes and decision making abilities at that age?

    How many times do you hear someone say thank goodness I didn’t end up with my high school / college boyfriend. It’s like she’s doing that but it’s so much worse.

    My wish for her is that the marriage be short lived and produce no children so she can move on with her life as unscathed as possible…. oh and he should be locked up. I hate that we live in a world where he’s allowed to do this and, worse, doesn’t even seem ashamed in the least. Proud even.

    • MariaS says:

      I agree with everything you’ve written. I appreciate your compassion and wisdom on this issue.