Washington, July 8 : Christie Brinkley has revealed that it was a 'nightmare' to put on a brave face and throw a birthday party with 40 kids amid revelations that her husband Peter Cook had an affair with a teenager and had Internet porn habits.
In the court, the 54-year-old model said that a good happy family means the world to her.
"The role of family to me is the most important thing," E! Online quoted Brinkley, as saying.
"I'm sorry I'm crying right now, but the only thing I've ever wanted was a big happy family," she added.
She also revealed how horrified she was when she threw an eighth birthday party for daughter Sailor Lee, baking cakes for 40 kids and trying to put on a happy face just a week after learning of the 49-year-old architect's infidelity.
"It was hard-I was devastated. I was in this emotional tug-of-war and discovering more every day. It was a nightmare," she said.
Story first published: Tuesday, July 8, 2008, 16:59 [IST]