Paulina Porizkova went again to the place it began.
The Czech-born stunner posted a bittersweet reminisce on Instagram Monday of the primary time she met her late estranged husband Ric Ocasek.
“I’m sitting at a desk on the Odeon restaurant, the exact same desk the place, 39 years in the past, I had my first dinner with the person who would develop into my husband,” she wrote alongside a photograph of herself beaming at a banquette in New York City.
Porizkova, 57, defined that though the dinner included actor Timothy Hutton, the remainder of the band, and their supervisor, she solely had eyes for the “tall, lanky and akwardly [sic] elegant man with turquoise eyes.”
The former Lancôme spokeswoman then recounted that she had dared the Cars frontman — who died in September 2019 — to go and wordlessly sit on a small desk “the place a pair was having a romantic dinner.”
“Without a phrase, he pushed condiments and meals apart after which obtained up on the desk, folding his physique so everything of him match proper on the desk prime, together with the plates and meals,” she wrote, including that he sat there mutely for a complete minute because the couple “gaped at him” earlier than coming again to the desk as if nothing had occurred.
“I assumed he was essentially the most compelling man I had ever met. Confident and humorous in a absurdist Monty Python-esque approach,” she recalled.
Porizkova confessed that she shouldn’t be positive she would discover his antics so attractive as we speak.
“I need to admit- undecided if it will have the identical impact on me as we speak. 😁,” she added.
The Sports Illustrated mannequin met the musician when she was employed to star within the music video for the Cars track “Drive” in 1984. She was 19 and he was 40, twice married with 4 sons. They tied the knot in 1989.
“He turned my complete world, my complete universe,” she wrote in her latest memoir, “No Filter: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful.”
They went on to have two sons collectively — Jonathan and Oliver — and introduced their separation in May 2018. They have been within the technique of divorcing when Ocasek died unexpectedly following coronary heart surgical procedure in September 2019 at age 75.
Despite their cut up, the couple nonetheless lived collectively and it was Porizkova who found his physique.
The “Anna” star informed Page Six in an unique interview that she was bereft following Ocasek’s demise.
“It’s not even a lot that I considered learn how to kill myself or when to kill myself; it was simply that feeling of, ‘I simply don’t know learn how to go on. I can’t do that anymore. … I simply need to go away. I can’t bear waking up tomorrow morning, being the identical individual with the identical emotions. I can’t carry it anymore,’” she shared.
Porizkova was much more shocked to find that Ocasek had written his estranged spouse out of his will, citing abandonment.
It was lastly settled in October 2021, however Porizkova labeled the exclusion “vindictive.”
“It was actually, actually exhausting as a result of clearly, initially, you’re grieving an individual that has been your entire life, crucial individual in your life … there was a lot ache simply stacked up on prime of one another … after which this betrayal was rather a lot,” she revealed.