Christie Brinkley Keeps The Kids

Christie Brinkley will reportedly retain sole custody of her children after reaching a settlement in her ugly divorce battle with ex Peter Cook. The agreement came around 6:15 a.m. Thursday after overnight negotiations. A source tells the New York Post that Cook, 49, will continue their current visitation arrangement: He will get their kids, Jack, 13, and Sailor, 10, every Wednesday and alternating weekends, plus alternating weeks during the summer.

Christie, 54, will keep all 18 properties in the Hamptons that were being disputed, and agreed to pay him $2.1 million. Chump change for such a HUGE chump! Christie’s properties make that little cash toss look like loose change.

“I am very happy with the settlement,” Brinkley told reporters as she entered court Thursday. “Didn’t sleep a wink. It’s a great day.” Asked Wednesday if a settlement were in the works, Brinkley pressed her palms together and told reporters, “It’s what I hope and pray for.”

The settlement marks the end of a bitter — and embarrassing — battle for the two. Brinkley, who broke down several times on the stand, had accused Cook of having a $3,000-a-month Internet porn habit and destroying their 10-year marriage by having an affair with his teenage assistant, Diana Bianchi. “My world was completely shattered,” Brinkley said when she found out he cheated on her in 2006. Brinkley also alleged that he had been arrested for buying drugs “at a gay truck stop.”

Cook apologized for the affair and porn usage, but insisted neither affected his parenting skills. WHATEVER. He fired back at Brinkley, saying she had anger issues and suggested that she was trying to launch a smear campaign against him for requesting a public trial. Yes, Snarkista would agree that Christie was a pit pissed at the porn, cheating and drug use. Shocker.

In the end, a court-appointed psychologist testified that Brinkley deserved full custody because Cook’s narcissism “could cause harm” to their children. Truth! Bianchi wasn’t Peter’s only affair, he thought he could do anything he wanted and keep his marriage too. But he didn’t count on Christie and her BIG guns. Good for her. Let Peter slither off in shame.