Paulina Porizkova Says She's 'Known About' Ex Ric Ocasek's Will 'Since the Day After He Passed'

News that Ric Ocasek did not include his estranged wife Paulina Porizkova in his will was first reported on earlier this week

33rd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony - Show
Photo: Kevin Kane/Getty Images For The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Paulina Porizkova has known that her estranged husband Ric Ocasek left her out of his will for almost two months.

On Thursday, it was revealed that ahead of his sudden death in September, the Cars frontman wrote a will instructing that Porizkova, 54, should not receive any of his belongings or money, claiming that the model had “abandoned” him amid their divorce proceedings, according to documents obtained by Page Six.

Speaking out two days later, Porizkova, who’s shared numerous tributes to the music legend since his death, said that she’s “known about the will since the day after Ric passed.”

“All you have heard from me since is inspite [sic] of that,” she added alongside a throwback family photo, including the hashtag “love never dies.”

Ocasek and Porizkova first met while filming the music video for The Cars’ song “Drive” in 1984.

In May 2018, the couple — who share two adult sons together, Jonathan, 21, and Oliver, 26 — announced they were splitting after 28 years of marriage. Though the pair had been separated for nearly three years when Ocasek died on Sept. 15 in his New York City home, they were not legally divorced and were still living together.

Monica Schipper/Getty

Last month the model shared everything she adored about Ocasek in a heartbreaking tribute.

“His smile and his gaze warmed you and made you feel like the most special person in the world. I had that gaze and smile on me for most of my life,” she wrote on Instagram alongside a throwback photo of the pair. “For a long long time, no one could make me feels as loved as Ric. He was my sun.”

“Our separation didn’t alter this one bit,” she added. “He was rising and setting and I planned my life around it as one does a day… His death is the end of my world as I knew it.”

RELATED VIDEO: Paulina Porizkova Speaks Out One Day After Ric Ocasek’s Death

Porizkova was the one to find Ocasek after he had died in his sleep following a surgical procedure two weeks earlier, which she previously told Rolling Stone was “not at all” the cause behind his death.

“I don’t know how much I want to say about the surgery, but it was successful. He was recuperating really well,” she said. “So his passing was a f—ing shock.”

Paulina Porzikova and Ric Ocasek
Paulina Porzikova and Ric Ocasek. Ron Galella Collection via Getty

Reflecting on their final moments together, Porizkova said his surgery was a “blessing,” as it unknowingly brought their entire family together one last time before Ocasek’s death.

“We had two weeks of just the four of us watching our favorite TV shows and me cooking or ordering in and hanging out,” she explained. “In this cloud of awfulness, that was a silver lining.”

Related Articles