Paulina Porizkova, 55, has revealed that she felt “stupid” for not signing any sort of prenup when she married Ric Ocasek, the late frontman for The Cars. The gorgeous model and the rocker were married for twenty-eight years before they announced their separation in 2018.
But, they hadn’t finalized the divorced and were still living together when he passed away in 2019 at age 75. Paulina Porizkova found out the day after he died that Ric Ocasek left her nothing in his will and now she’s warning other women not to make the same mistake.
During a recent conversation with UBS, as part of a paid partnership she is doing with the bank, Paulina got very candid about her financial regrets following the death of her estranged husband. Speaking to Paula Polito, vice chairwoman of UBS Global Wealth Management, Paulina explained why it was a “bad idea” not to sign a prenup.
When asked if she regrets not signing a prenup, the model laughed and made some funny faces before she emphatically replied, “Uh, yeah.” She then elaborated on why she feels it’s so important for young women to hear her story.
Paulina explained that she and Ric didn’t sign a prenup because he felt it was a “bad omen” and “not romantic” and instead they merged their finances. The model explained that even though they split in 2018 she still had access to money. But, after his death in 2019, that all changed. Suddenly she had none — because Ric had cut her out of his will.
She couldn’t go to dinner. She obviously had things tosold, but until they got sold, she had nothing to live on. She went through a year of asking her friends to buy them groceries. Paulina Porizkova admitted it was not a good position to be in.
Source: Hollywood Life