LATEST: Christie Brinkley has been forced to admit she praised estranged husband Peter Cook's parenting skills during their marriage.
The star was cross-examined by Cook's attorney, Norman Sheresky, when she took the stand at a New York court during their ongoing divorce trial on Monday (07Jul08).
She was asked to read from various interviews she had given to the media during the couple's 11-year marriage, where she was quoted applauding Cook's skills as a father.
The catwalk beauty quoted her own words from a 2005 interview, calling Cook "the greatest father".
She also read from her 2006 interview with Good Housekeeping magazine, adding: "Peter is our rock... He's the calm in the middle of our storm." She also recalled how Cook was "the first one to jump out of bed in the middle of the night" if there was a problem with the kids, in a 1999 interview in Redbook magazine.
Brinkley admitted she was partially insincere during the interviews, telling Judge Mark Cohen: "I would just say that early on, I meant it wholeheartedly. By the end, I meant it partially."
The trial continues.