Several alert chumps sent me the recent schadenfreudalicious tidbit that Christie Brinkley’s ex-husband’s ex-wife publicly apologized to her.
Christie Brinkley, former super model, divorced Peter Cook in 2008 for his affair with an 18-year old. (He has a teenage daughter with Brinkley.) The guy is a notorious horn dog. Among other salacious details, the New York Post reports:
[Cook] cheated on her during their 12-year marriage with a teenager and engaged in an Internet porn habit alleged to have cost $3,000 a month. Then he blamed Brinkley, in a postdivorce TV interview with Barbara Walters, for driving him into the arms of a younger babe — because she didn’t pay enough attention to him.
But apparently, his next wife, Susan Shaw, thought things would be different with her. There’s a special kind of mental gymnastics that goes along with marrying an admitted cheater. It’s the spackle known as: Things Will Be All Very Different for you.
How are they different? Well, you don’t suck like the last wife sucked.
See, if you buy this notion that We Make People Cheat, then you feel immune to history repeating itself. All you have to do is not suck like the first wife sucked, and believe the narkles (narcissist sparkles) that you’re Very Special and voila! Immunity!
Brinkley tried to warn Shaw.
“When you find out he’s been cheating on you, I’ll be here for you.”
Shaw told Brinkley to “come up with a new line.”
I’m sure no one is surprised that guess what! Susan Shaw isn’t special. And to her credit she’s now publicly eaten crow.
“What I say here is by my own volition. I truly feel it’s simply the right thing to do. I’m deeply sorry for my part in causing Christie any unnecessary pain,” Shaw writes.
“Unfortunately, I fell under Peter’s spell, but now that the reality of who he is has been revealed, I regret my involvement. Christie is a wonderful mother and community member who involves herself in charitable causes and has truly made a contribution to society.”
“Last week, Christie said, ‘I wish you the courage to do the right thing for yourself, your daughter and countless women suffering at the hand of an extreme narcissist.’ I believe I have done this now. I thank Christie for forgiving me and I wish her only the best.
“I would like to move on with my life now, quietly and privately. Peter and I have filed for divorce. I am putting this behind me.”