It's been almost four years since Christie Brinkley and her cheating husband of 12 years, architect Peter Cook, slugged it out in divorce court.
But the four-times-wed supermodel's tearful breakdown while discussing their ongoing custody issues, during a March 27 visit to the Today show, made it clear that their battle is more bitter than ever.
And 58-year-old Christie, who was scheduled on the morning program to tout her turn on Broadway in Chicago, is even more distraught behind the scenes, insiders tell Star.
"I married a monster!" Christie recently told a friend. "My marriage to Peter was a complete nightmare. Even thought I divorced him, I can't get past it." Adds a source: "Christie is still piecing herself together. Peter shattered her life and continues to harass her."
FOR MORE ON CHRISTIE BRINKLEY AND PETER COOK, PICK UP THE NEW ISSUE OF STAR, ON SALE NOW!