Nasty Breakups and Divorces

Peter Cook Sorry For Marriage-Ending Affair

07/14/2008 at 07:00 AM EDT

Peter Cook Sorry For Marriage-Ending Affair
Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook
Shannon Stapleton/Reuters/Landov; Lisa Wagner/Splash News Online
It may be too little, too late – but architect Peter Cook now says he's sorry for the tryst that destroyed his marriage to Christie Brinkley.

In 2006, the discovery of Cook's yearlong affair with Diana Bianchi – a teenage employee at his firm – effectively ended his decade-long marriage to the supermodel.

If he had the chance to do it over, Cook told the Fox News Channel on Sunday, he'd say: "No, I'm a married man."

Brinkley and Cook's divorce trial ended Thursday, after a week of bruising testimony about his expensive online porn habit and alleged anger management issues.

The couple's last-minute out-of-court settlement granted Brinkley, 54, custody of the duo's two children and multiple real estate properties. Cook meanwhile got "parenting time" with Jack, 13, and Sailor, 10 – along with a payment of $2.1 million.

Over the weekend, the 49-year-old also told reporters he has no regrets about his union.

"I'll never regret marrying her," he told reporters Saturday, the New York Post reported. "We had a great time for 10 years. I've got two beautiful children."

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