DWTS Contestant Sailor Brinkley-Cook Defends Mom Christie Amid Wendy Williams' Fake Injury Remarks

Sailor Brinkley defended her mom, Christie Brinkley, following the hurtful remarks by Wendy Williams that the supermodel faked her arm injury.

Hollywood got thrown into an uproar after Wendy Williams said that supermodel, Christie Brinkley's arm injury was fake, and orchestrated to get her daughter, Sailor Brinkley-Cook into "Dancing With The Stars."

 Christie Brinkley visits "Extra" at Universal Studios Hollywood on January 18, 2018 in Universal City, California | Photo: Getty Images

Christie Brinkley visits "Extra" at Universal Studios Hollywood on January 18, 2018 in Universal City, California | Photo: Getty Images


Not one to take things lying down, Brinkley-Cook defended her mother after the recent episode of DWTS. The young model told reporters backstage

"Whoever spews hatred needs more love. So, love you, Wendy."

She added that she was proud of how Brinkley defended herself after the "Fake injury rumor," made headlines, saying,

"I was really proud of her, especially because of how she stood her ground."

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Hey my Friends, Adventurers, and Lovers of Music and Dance ... Please don’t forget to tune into Dancing With the Stars tomorrow to watch and hopefully VOTE for #teamsailav if you like what you see ...And I’m sure you will! Because besides saucy dance steps (and tomorrow’s are guaranteed to be muey calienté 🔥🌶)... there will also be a lot of heart and soul on full display. ❤️now you can skip this part if you heard it before but a quick review to bring anyone else up to speed...ok so ...you see, some 8 days ago Sailor thought she was sitting on a plane on the runway about to take off from NYC to LA to come cheer me on for the premiere of my #DWTS Adventure.! That’s when I reached her on her cell just as they were just about to take off and I asked her “ to save the day” I filled her in on the events ..my broken arm , the metal plate surgery, blah blah Val’s great choreography and hard work teaching me the first two dances and the first song was my special “Uptown Girl” etc etc she resisted ..i persisted.. She has stage fright, I urged her not to allow fears to define her..to Carpé Diem Baby I urged, pleaded and finally ..she finally said “I’ll try” and that was enough ...That’s all any of us can do , is try and try again ..but it takes strength and courage to try in public..but there is victory in just TRYING, regardless of the outcome. So I can only imagine the butterflies accompanied Sailor the whole flight to LA where she learned the first routine in 10 hours ..I can’t wait to see what Sail snd Val do tomorrow!!! I hope you all tune in and cheer on the team that’s making tasty lemon aid out of dem lemons ..margueritas anyone ? 🍋🍋🍋 @dancingabc #teamsailor #teambrinkley #teamsailav 🍋 That’s Life 🍋

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The ABC star pointed out that her mom and Williams have always supported each other, and she was surprised when she heard what the TV host said about Brinkley.


The supermodel equally expressed her shock at her "Friend's" words during her appearance on "The Talk," last Thursday. She recounted how she's been supportive of Williams throughout her ongoing public divorce from Kevin Hunter, and left a message for the TV host.

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The former DWTS contestant said

"It's much more fun to be kind; try it. It can't feel good to hurt other people."

Williams got the message and apologized on her show for hurting Brinkley. However, the talk show host said she would not take back her words, maintaining that her opinion on the fake injury still stands.


Meanwhile, Brinkley-Cook, who initially said she was terrified of competing on live TV, and in front of a studio audience is having fun, dancing with her mother's former dance partner, Val Chmerkovskiy.

On Monday night, the two moved to "Senorita," by Shawn Mendes, and Camilla Cabello. The judges were impressed with the dance partners' performance but had some notes for Brinkley-Cook. 

They told the 21-year-old model to let herself flow with the music, and embody the dance. She was asked to, "Find a middle ground, and smooth it out," as she's, "So flexible, and move beautifully."

Brinkley was in the audience to watch her daughter, and she applauded her every move, like a proud mother.

DWTS airs Mondays on ABC at 8/7c.

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