Supermodel Paulina Porizkova regrets not signing a prenup, after her late estranged husband Ric Ocasek left her nothing in his will. Now she’s opening up in regards to the painful life lesson.
Paulina Porizkova, 55, has revealed that she felt “stupid” for not signing any kind of prenup when she married Ric Ocasek, the late frontman for The Cars. The attractive mannequin and the rocker have been married for twenty-eight years earlier than they introduced their separation in 2018. But, they hadn’t finalized the divorced and have been nonetheless residing collectively when he handed away in 2019 at age 75. Paulina came upon the day after he died that Ric left her nothing in his will and now she’s warning different ladies to not make “the same mistake.”
During a current dialog with UBS, as a part of a paid partnership she is doing with the financial institution, Paulina received very candid about her monetary regrets following the dying of her estranged husband. Speaking to Paula Polito, vice chairwoman of UBS Global Wealth Management, Paulina defined why it was a “bad idea” to not signal a prenup.
When requested if she regrets not signing a prenup, the mannequin laughed and made some humorous faces earlier than she emphatically replied, “Uh, yeah.” She then elaborated on why she feels it’s so vital for younger ladies to listen to her story.
“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 stated.
Paulina defined that she and Ric didn’t signal a prenup as a result of he felt it was a “bad omen” and “not romantic” and as an alternative they merged their funds. The mannequin defined that regardless that they cut up in 2018 she nonetheless had entry to cash. But, after his dying in 2019, that each one modified. Suddenly she had none — as a result of Ric had minimize her out of his will. “I couldn’t go to dinner,” she stated.
“I got two mortgaged houses and the pension, but no way to pay for anything,” she revealed. “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.”
Paulina, who was simply 19-years-old when she met Ric, who was 21-years her senior, stated she prevented mentioning the subject of cash within the early days of her marriage. “It put our relationship into a sort of a calculated romance rather than just love and passion,” she shared. Instead, she trusted her funds to a cash supervisor and her husband as a result of, “I was stupid,” she admitted. “It was incredibly naïve of me.”
Now, she’s opening up in regards to the “painful process” in an effort to assist others. “What happened to me, it seemed like it was so easily preventable. And it was based on not misfortune, it was based on my own stupidity. 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.”
Less than a month earlier than his dying, Ric modified his will to exclude Paulina from getting something. In paperwork obtained by Page Six in Nov. 2019, 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,” he added.
Paulina didn’t reply with bitterness and as an alternative took to Instagram to share a photograph from happier occasions together with her husband and their two sons Jonathan, 27, and Oliver, 22. She wrote within the caption, “I’ve known about the will since the day after Ric passed. All you have heard from me since – is in spite of that. #loveneverdies.”