Paulina Porizkova mentioned her late rocker husband Ric Ocasek didn’t inform her he was married till that they had been collectively for a few weeks, and he or she was already “passionately in love” with him.
“He type of got here up with ‘Oh yeah, by the best way, I’m married.’ I used to be like ‘What?’” the 57-year-old advised mentioned on Fb Watch’s “Red Table Talk” Wednesday.
She wrote in her memoir, “No Filter,” the revelation felt like a “glass of chilly water thrown” in her face. She mentioned he dropped the bombshell whereas they had been kissing after she had playfully requested him to inform her a secret. Nonetheless, she determined as a 19-year-old that it have to be a foul marriage, so that they resumed kissing and stored courting.
Porizkova first met Ocasek in 1984 on the set of the music video for “Drive.” She was 19 on the time, and he was about 40.
She mentioned she broke up together with her boyfriend and anticipated him to depart his spouse. Just a few months later, she came upon he had kids. “I used to be in too deep on the level,” she mentioned.
“And when he mentioned he wanted time as a result of there have been two babies concerned I went, ‘He is such a great dad,’” she advised co-hosts Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Jada’s mom, Adrienne Banfield-Norris. “It by no means actually dawned on me that he had all of the lies that had began as quickly as we met.”
She mentioned their relationship was a secret for 3 years earlier than he left his spouse.
They married in 1989, however after practically 30 years of marriage, they determined to separate in 2018 after Porizkova mentioned she determined to help him amid marital struggles in 2018. On the time, Ocasek was inducted into the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame and Porizkova mentioned, “he was the one man who didn’t thank his spouse on the rostrum.”
Porizkova mentioned at first Ocasek cherished her “obsessively,” however because the years glided by, he “backed off” and he or she felt “deserted” as he was unwilling to work on their marriage.
She mentioned she began brazenly courting although she and Ocasek nonetheless lived collectively in separate bedrooms and was in love with one other man when Ocasek died in 2019.
The previous supermodel was taking good care of him as he recovered from surgical procedure for lung most cancers that was caught early, she mentioned, and Ocasek advised her he was drained and went to mattress early one night time. “He simply regarded like he was sleeping,” she mentioned when she introduced Ocasek a espresso the following morning. “That’s once I noticed his face, I noticed his eyes, they usually didn’t seem like eyes anymore. And it began going by means of my head.”
She mentioned her legs began buckling as she “panicked” considering she wanted to get to her kids. Porizkova and Ocasek shared two sons collectively. “Witnessing the ache of my kids was most likely one of many worst issues that has occurred to me,” she added, combating again tears.
She mentioned not solely was she disinherited from Ocasek’s will, leaving her broke, however she was additionally deserted by her boyfriend on the day she was transferring out of the house she shared with Ocasek “once I most likely want him most.”
“I don’t perceive saying you like any person and simply strolling off,” she added, explaining the boyfriend mentioned she was “an excessive amount of” for him.
She agreed that he had a degree as a result of she was grieving the lack of her husband, she was broke and was going by means of menopause.
“There’s a great yr of my life the place I don’t recall a lot however like strolling by means of the woods behind my home enjoying like Herman’s Hermits ‘The Finish of the World’ and simply howling,” she mentioned.
She continued, “Now I’m 57, and I’m within the courting pool,” she laughed. “It’s a small pool – soiled little puddle. It sucks.” She mentioned males her age keen up to now girls her age have already slept together with her mates.
“There’s like 5 guys we maintain passing round,” she joked.