February 07, 2021
Model Paulina Porizkova has two sons with her late rock and roll band member husband, Ric Ocasek. Here's what we know about the boys.
The 90s Sports Illustrated model Paulina Porizkova shares her sons, Jonathan and Oliver, with her late husband, The Cars bandmember, Ric Ocasek.
The couple had their eldest child Jonathan, in 1998. He did not follow either his mom's career footsteps into acting to modeling or his dad's into music.
Paulina Porizkova pictured on the runway for the Jiri Kalfar Ready to Wear Fall/Winter 2019-2020 fashion show, 2019, New York City. | Photo: Getty Images
That's right, the son of a model and musician did not go into show business. Instead, he followed his passions and is now a video game developer.
He celebrated his birthday in November 2020, and his mom shared a sweet message on her Instagram with a photo of him holding a cute dog. She wrote in the caption:
"One of those is my son, born today 27 years ago. He is compassionate and gentle and incredibly kind - as well as super smart. His name starts with a J. ❤️❤️"
Oliver is the model and musician's second child. He is five years younger than his older brother and turned 22 last year, on May 3. He is still a college student, but he did an appearance on Vogue Czechoslovakia's cover with his mom in 2018. Porizkova shared the photo on her Instagram.
Porizkova and her husband were separated in 2018 but still living together. They filed for divorce soon after separating. However, he died suddenly before it was finalized.
On top of dealing with her late husband's death, Porizkova was cut entirely out of his will along with two of his other children from a different marriage. Porizkova shared her feelings on the situation:
“I would love to be able to be sad and miss him and not also feel this incredible hurt and betrayal."
Porizkova and Ocasek met when she was 19, and he was 40. She had been cast in one of his music videos, and it had been love at first sight for her.
The model, who is now in her 50s and looking as gorgeous as ever, shared that it is hard to be a woman over 50 as they "get dismissed from the table" when it comes to modeling opportunities.
Porizkova has not let the judgment of others stop her from feeling sexy and loving towards her body. She shared a stunning and sultry topless photo of herself on her Instagram.
The model also shared a candid photo of herself without makeup, showing what the grieving process looked like. She wrote a lengthy caption to explain what was on her mind.