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"I Told You So" - The Tale Of: Once A Cheater, Always A Cheater

Dagney Pruner
by Dagney Pruner Published on October 31, 2014

Every girl wants to think that they are capable of changing a man, that they are special enough a man simply forgets his cheating ways because she is sooo worth it. But, often men who cheat, will always cheat . Even if you're the hottest thing since sliced bread, as Samantha Jones once wisely said: "Men cheat for the same reason dogs lick their balls: because they can." So when Christie Brinkley tried to warn her ex-husband's new wife that he was a cheater, she just wouldn't have it.

Supermodel Christie Brinkley was married to architect Peter Cook from 1996-2008. It was highly publicized as it was Brinkley's fourth marriage, needless to say she didn't have the best taste in men. Cook turned out to be quite the winner though, during their divorce proceedings he admitted to having an affair with an 18 year old office clerk (he was 49, Brinkley had a daughter that was 16 at the time) and trying to pay her a large sum of money to keep her mouth shut. Around 60% of affairs start in the workplace so be weary of what the office clerks look like. Cook also admitted to spending thousands of dollars a month on pornography. Ew?

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Cook rebounded with a marriage to Suzanne Shaw. Brinkley told Shaw in a courtroom hallway "When you find out he’s been cheating on you, I’ll be here for you," to which Shaw responded "Come up with a new line!" Well fast forward to two years later when it turns out Cook started cheating on Shaw, who has since filed for divorce. Hindsight is 20/20?

In Shaw's defense, she ended up issuing a public apology this week: “Christie was wrongly vilified as being an embittered ex-wife. I now believe she had every right to do what she did by taking a public stand...Last week, Christie said, ‘I wish you the courage to do the right thing for yourself, your daughter and countless women suffering at the hand of an extreme narcissist.’ I believe I have done this now. I thank Christie for forgiving me and I wish her only the best."


As we said, every girl wants to believe they are different, but men who cheat usually always will. It is believed that 60-70% of husbands cheat on their wives at some point, and the majority of them say that they are happy in their marriages. So stay away from those men that cheated on their ex's, because once a cheater, always a cheater:

"Unfortunately, I fell under Peter's spell, but now that the reality of who he is has been revealed, I regret my involvement."


It happens to the best of us, Suzanne.

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This article was written by Dagney Pruner. Follow her on Twitter @dagneyp

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