Christie Brinkley might be embroiled in a long-standing feud with ex-husband Peter Cook, but it was an interview with Today‘s Matt Lauer that had the model and actress breaking down on camera this morning. “It just doesn’t seem like you guys can get over this,” Lauer opined, pressing Brinkley on her decision to air the details of their messy divorce and on-going custody battle. “Is turn-about fair play? Some would say just turn the other cheek.” Matt also informs Brinkley that her ex claims she “castrated him in public,” which we really, really hope is some kind of awful metaphor.
On one hand, come on! This is the Today show; Christie should be promoting her turn in the upcoming production of Chicago, not be made to weep openly. “He says one of the reasons all this is coming up now is that you want to promote your role on Broadway,” Lauer declares, later adding, “There are two sides to every story.” Just a reminder, Matt: you aren’t grilling Kim Jung-un about his divorce! On the other hand…Brinkley must have known the interview would delve into even the most embarrassing details of her personal life. “I just want peace for my family,” she says, before getting choked up. Either way, this is not the kind of thing we want to watch while enjoying our first cup of coffee. Crying and drinking hot java is a dangerous game, people.