Paulina Porizkova, the estranged wife of late Cars frontman Ric Ocasek, responded to reports that she’d been left out of his will by saying she’s known about the situation since the day after his death.
Although the couple had announced their split in 2018, they were not legally divorced and had remained in close contact. Porizkova had spent the last two weeks of Ocasek’s life looking after him as he recuperated from surgery, which she said was not related to his passing.
Page Six reported that Ocasek wrote in his will: “I have made no provision for my wife Paulina Porizkova (“Paulina”) as we are in the process of divorcing,” the new-wave icon wrote in his last wishes. Even if I should die before our divorce is final … Paulina is not entitled to any elective share … because she has abandoned me.” The document was dated Aug. 28, 2019, around the time he’d undergone the surgery and before Porizkova and their two sons spent his final days together in their New York apartment.
“I’ve known about the will since the day after Ric passed,” Porizkova wrote in an Instagram post. “All you have heard from me since – is in spite of that.” She added the hashtag “#loveneverdies”.
In a tribute two days after his passing, she’d explained how she discovered that he’d died in his sleep. “I found him still asleep when bringing him his Sunday morning coffee,” she said. “I touched his cheek to rouse him. It was then I realized that during the night he had peacefully passed on.” She added: “We appreciate the great outpouring of love. We, his family and friends, are completely and utterly devastated by his untimely and unexpected death.”