On Saturday, the model acknowledged that the Cars frontman, from whom she had separated, had indeed removed her from his will just weeks before his Sept. 15 death, which was the result of natural causes. The 75-year-old singer wrote in the legal document that he made no provision for Porizkova, whom he married in 1989 and split from in 2017, “because she has abandoned me.”
In response, Porizkova — who was the one who found him dead as she cared for him after an unspecified surgery — shared a photo of her estranged husband on a bike ride along with her and their two sons.
“I’ve known about the will since the day after Ric passed,” she wrote. “All you have heard from me since - is in spite of that.” Her posted ended with the hashtag, “#loveneverdies.”
When one person asked her in the comments why Ocasek said he felt she “abandoned” him, Porizkova, 54, replied, “He didn’t.”
Then she went back and forth with someone who said they didn’t believe that she found out about Ocasek’s will one day after he died, as stated.
She replied that she knew what Ocasek’s will said because they share the same business manager. “Thanks for the lecture though,” she added, “it seems you need to be heard.”
And when that person further doubted her and wrote that God “exposes the truth like a bad tooth,” Porizkova, who was Ocasek’s third wife, replied, “Hello troll.”
She took on others, as well.
Despite their split, Porizkova said that she was caring for Ocasek as he recovered from surgery, bringing cookies to him at the New York City townhouse they once shared, the night before he died. In the morning, she was back with coffee, but when he didn’t stir, she became worried. When she checked on him, it was clear he had passed, so she called his sons (he has six total) and they came to give a final farewell before she alerted authorities and the news hit the press.
Porizkova paid tribute to him in a Rolling Stone essay and in social media tributes. She wrote that despite their split, “we still lived together and still filled the family car.” And she talked about how he made her feel, saying, “When he decided to turn his focus on you, it was as if the sun came out. 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. For a long long time, no one could make me feels as loved as Ric. He was my sun.” She added, “His death is the end of my world as I knew it.”
Page Six obtained a copy of the will on Friday. In the he document Ocasek signed on Aug. 28 — weeks before his death — he wrote, “I have made no provision for my wife Paulina Porizkova (“Paulina”) as we are in the process of divorcing... Even if I should die before our divorce is final … Paulina is not entitled to any elective share … because she has abandoned me.”
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