Paulina Porizkova is getting candid about being publicly disinherited from her late husband’s will.
The former supermodel, 57, is on the cover of SheKnows magazine’s “The Money Issue” where she opened up about struggling with her finances after ex-husband Ric Ocasek died.
Porizkova was “searingly” honest on social media after she was left out of Ocasek’s will. Speaking on that decision, she said, “I wish I could have just given it up on Instagram and [said], ‘I’m so fu-ed right now. Like, I don’t have money for groceries, and my friends are buying all the food, and I’m freaking out about trying to sell my house.
“But that would have been sawing off my legs at the knee. It would have made me feel better, but it would have screwed me.”
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Porizkova first met The Cars singer in 1984 on the set of the music video of “Drive.” She was 19 at the time, and he was about 40.
Ocasek died in 2019.
“I was so devastated and so crushed, I couldn’t make myself a sandwich or take a shower, never mind go to a business manager or an accountant and try to figure out what the hell I’m supposed to be doing with my finances,” she told the magazine.
Fast-forward four years, Porizkova still is unsure after taking over her own finances.
“I don’t feel confident,” she said. “I’ve spent 57 years of not knowing sh-t about finances, stuffing it into teddy bears and giving it to business managers. I didn’t suddenly wake up one day and become financially savvy. I still feel like I’m learning this in little bits.”
Porizkova said turning over her finances to her husband in the first place was a “mistake.”
“Handing over the responsibility of my autonomy to somebody else — what a terrible mistake that was,” she admitted.
“It’s not that I made a mistake in trusting [my husband]; the mistake was in handing myself over to him like, ‘Here. You take care of me.’ That was a tremendous lesson, and one I’ve learned well. I’m never handing myself over to anybody ever again.”
The former couple married in 1989, but after nearly 30 years of marriage, they decided to separate in 2018 after Porizkova said she decided to support him amid marital struggles in 2018.
At the time, Ocasek was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Porizkova said, “He was the only guy who didn’t thank his wife on the podium.”
On an episode of “Red Table Talk” in November, Porizkova said she started openly dating even though she and Ocasek still lived together in separate bedrooms and was in love with another man when her husband died.
Porizkova and Ocasek shared two sons together. “Witnessing the pain of my children was probably one of the worst things that has happened to me,” she said on Jada Pinkett Smith’s show, fighting back tears.
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Not only was she disinherited from Ocasek’s will, leaving her broke, but Porizkova was also abandoned by her boyfriend on the day she was moving out of the home she shared with Ocasek “when I probably need him most.”
“Now I’m 57, and I’m in the dating pool,” she laughed. “It’s a small pool – dirty little puddle. It sucks.” She said men her age willing to date women her age have already slept with her friends.
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“There’s like five guys we keep passing around,” she joked.