Paulina Porizkova said about her late rocker husband rick ocasek did not tell her that he was married until they had been together for a couple of weeks, and that she was already “completely in love” with him.
“He kind of came in with ‘Oh yeah, by the way, I’m married.’ I was like ‘What?'” the 57-year-old said on Facebook Watch.red table talk” Wednesday.
She wrote in her memoir, “No Filter,” that the revelation felt like “a glass of cold water thrown in her face.” She said he dropped the bombshell while they were kissing, when she playfully asked him to tell her a secret. However, she decided at age 19 that it must be a bad marriage, so they began kissing and continued dating.
Porizkova first met Ocasek on the set in 1984 Music video for “Drive”. She was 19 at the time, and he was about 40.
She said she broke up with her boyfriend and expected him to leave his wife. A few months later, he learned that she had children. “I was in too deep at the point,” she said.
“And when he said he needed time because there were two little kids involved, I went, ‘He’s such a good dad,'” she told co-hosts Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Jada’s mom, Adrienne Banfield-Norris. Said to. “It never really dawned on me that he had all those lies that started as soon as we met.”
He said that their relationship was a secret for three years before his wife left him.
they 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 and Roll Hall of Fame and Porizkova said, “He was the only guy who didn’t thank his wife on the podium.”
Porizkova said that at first Osek loved her with a “passion”, but as the years went by, he “withdrawn” and felt that he was “abandoned”. Not ready to work on your marriage.
She said that she began dating openly, even though she and Ocasek still lived together in separate bedrooms and were in love with another man when Ocasek died in 2019.
The former supermodel was taking care of him as he recovered from surgery for lung cancer that was caught early, he said, and Osek told him he was tired and went to bed early one night. “It looked like he was asleep,” she said when she brought Osek coffee the next morning. “When I saw her face, I saw her eyes, and they didn’t look like eyes anymore. And it all started going through my head.”
She said her legs began to buckle as she “panicked” at the thought that she needed to go to her children. Porizkova and Osek have two sons. “Seeing my children’s pain was probably one of the worst things that ever happened to me,” she said fighting back tears.
She said that not only was she denied the wish of Oseek, leaving her brokenhearted, but she was also dumped by her boyfriend on the day she was moving out of the house she shared with Oseke”. When I probably needed him the most.”
“I don’t understand how you love someone and just walk away,” she said, explaining to the boyfriend that she was “too much” for him.
She agreed that she had a point as she was grieving the loss of her husband, she was broke and going through menopause.
“I’ve had a good year of my life where I don’t remember much but walking through the woods behind my house playing Herman’s Hermits like ‘The End of the World’ and just thundering,” she said.
She continued, “I’m 57 now, and I’m in the dating pool,” she laughed. “It’s a little pool—a dirty little puddle. It sucks.” She said that men her age are more inclined to date women her age and have already slept with their friends.
“There’s like five people we keep passing around,” he joked.