Paulina Porizkova Regrets Not Signing A Prenup With Ric Ocasek Because She Couldn’t Afford Groceries After He Died
As we know, Paulina Porizkova routinely brought coffee to husband Ric Ocasek’s bedside, even while their divorce was underway, and that it was during this task that she made the grim discovery he was dead. But even though Paulina continued to care for him and they lived together, he cut his wife of 28 years and mother of his two children out of his will. And more splintery-crisp wreckage continues to issue from Camp Paulina as far as the aftermath of Ric’s decision to leave her nothing. Paulina is now saying that she regrets not signing a prenup with Ric because after his death, she was left so cash-broke that she couldn’t buy food on her own.
According to People:
During a recent conversation with UBS as a part of a paid partnership she is doing with the bank, Porizkova discussed how her marriage to the late Cars frontman “eclipsed [her] financial thinking” and warned other women not to make “the same mistake.”
Asked by Paula Polito, vice chairwoman of UBS Global Wealth Management, if Porizkova regrets not signing a prenup with Ocasek, the model laughed and confidently replied, “Uh, yeah.”
“Now if I had a daughter, any of my goddaughters or granddaughters or any of the young women I know…if there’s one good thing I could do for them is to let them hear my story of how romance eclipsed any financial thinking and what a bad idea that is,” she said.
Paulina, who earned millions of dollars during her time as a supermodel, representing brands such as Estée Lauder, said she and Ric had “merged their finances” upon marrying and that Ric felt signing a prenup was a “bad omen.” She was only 18 when they met on the set of the Cars‘ music video for Drive, 24 when they married in 1989 and she became his third wife, and now 55 when she notes with the embarrassment and regret that are the whip-wielding bitch-trolls of maturity, that the actual bad omen in play at the time was her lovestruck youth and not knowing how to look out for her future.
“I got two mortgaged houses and the pension, but no way to pay for anything,” she said about what happened following his death. “So obviously things had to be sold, but until they got sold, I had nothing to live on. I literally went through a year of asking my friends to buy us groceries. It was not a good position to be in.”
“I had this sort of idea that he knew everything about the world and his word was the word of God and I should just sort of listen to what he said because obviously he had the wisdom of living that I hadn’t had,” she shared. “And he reminded of that every of often, that he knows better because he’s older.”
It wasn’t that I had an evil husband. It wasn’t that things conspired against me, this is literally, I have nobody to blame for this except for myself.”
For those keeping score, it wasn’t just Paulina that 75-year-old Ric had iced out of his will, as he’d also wagged his cold, dead, guitar-picking finger from beyond the grave to two of his sons from a previous marriage.
Paulina has since sold the homes she and Ric had shared, is buying her own groceries again and has moved into her own place. Because this point can’t be overemphasized, no one really knows what goes on in private, and, as usual, we’re all just left to speculate (and ruthlessly judge) about Ric, his icy cold afterlife fingers of doom and Paulina’s pile of naïveté-based regrets about the whole mess. It is probably a safe assumption, however, that at some point Paulina affectionately christened Ric’s gloriously tousled slab of Aqua-Net-creature hair Joey Ramone.
Here is Paulina on moving day last month: