Model Christie Brinkley is seeking comfort from her ex Billy Joel after a stressful week in her ongoing divorce trial with estranged husband Peter Cook.
The star's high-drama divorce proceedings kicked off in New York on 2 July (08), and the battle has proved to be emotionally draining for the 54-year-old - especially when she was forced to recall the moment she learned about Cook's affair with an 18-year-old in 2006.
But, over America's Independence Day holiday on Friday (04Jul08), Brinkley "seemed good" as she celebrated with second husband Joel and their daughter Alexa at the singer's home in Sag Harbor, New York, according to
A pal tells the publication: "She was hugging the kids there, they were all laughing and eating. They seemed really relaxed."
Meanwhile, Cook spent the day on his boat with girlfriend Suzanne Shaw and 13-year-old adopted son Jack, Brinkley's child with former husband Richard Taubman.
An onlooker says, "He seemed fine, relaxed."
Brinkley and Joel divorced in August 1994, after almost 10 years of marriage.
The divorce hearing is due to continue on Monday (07Jul08).