Christie Brinkley

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Some unexpected downtime is giving the Uptown Girl hope for a quick end to her getting-uglier-by-the-second divorce and custody trial.

New York Supreme Court Justice Robert S. Cohen temporarily halted the case at the behest of attorneys for Christie Brinkley and her estranged husband Peter Cook.

The lawyers declined to discuss whether a deal was imminent—or even in the works—but upon leaving the Long Island courthouse, Brinkley told reporters a settlement "is what I'm praying for."

That's a huge turnaround for the supermodel, who had fought to make the case public.

Although Cook seemed to be taking the brunt of the humiliation, admitting to an affair with a teen staffer, having a $3,000-a-month online porn habit and being called a "narcissist" by a court-appointed psychiatrist, Brinkley herself wasn't unscathed. The same therapist said Brinkley had her own issues to deal with but she has refused to accept it.

In the trial, which kicked off a week ago, the couple is battling for full custody of their two children, as well as certain assets, including property she owns in the Hamptons that Cook claims to have helped her finance.

Before Cohen granted the motion to adjourn, two of Brinkley's agents had testified about how much the former Sports Illustrated cover girl cherished spending time with 13-year-old Jack and 10-year-old Sailor over her own career.

The trial is scheduled to resume at 3 p.m. local time, at which point Cook's legal team plans to unveil their own witnesses to rebut the psychiatrist's testimony.

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