Ric Ocasek Paulina Porizkova Married For 22 Years

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 | comments

Ric ocasek paulina porizkova married for 22 years, how did ric ocasek meet paulina porizkova-The musician and producer Ric Ocasek, 61, and his supermodel wife, Paulina Porizkova, celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary last year. Five years after they met filming the music video for The Cars' "Drive," they tied the knot. Today Ocasek and Porizkova have two sons together; Ocasek has four other sons from his two previous marriages.

Ocasek has been married three times; he married early in life, but divorced and was married to his second wife, Suzanne Ocasek in 1984. Ocasek was still married to Suzanne when he met model Paulina Porizkova during filming of the music video for The Cars' song "Drive" (directed by Timothy Hutton) later that same year.


At that time, Porizkova was 19 years old and Ocasek was 35. He also stated he was bisexual in a 1986 interview, stating, "I like beautiful women. Tall, thin, beautiful women. Fat little ugly women. I like all kinds of women. I'm always attracted to the opposite sex. I'm attracted to both sexes, actually. But not only beautiful men -- I think I like weird men."

Five years after meeting, in 1989, Ocasek and Porizkova married. This was Ocasek's third marriage, and Porizkova's first. In 2009, the couple celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary and their 25th anniversary since they first met. Ocasek has a total of six sons, two from each of his three marriages. He and co-founder of The Cars, Benjamin Orr, were known to be close friends. Their friendship was commemorated in a song Ocasek wrote as a dedication to Orr upon his death in 2000 ("Silver", from Nexterday). Ric Ocasek (born Richard T. Otcasek on March 23, 1949 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American musician and music producer. He is best known as lead vocalist (along with Benjamin Orr) and rhythm guitarist for the rock band, The Cars. Ocasek's father, a computer analyst for NASA, was transferred to Cleveland, Ohio when he was 16.

After graduating from high school in Cleveland, Ocasek then attended Bowling Green State University near Toledo, Ohio read more On 23 August 1989, Porizkova married Ric Ocasek, lead singer for the rock band The Cars. They had first met in 1984 during the filming of The Cars' music video "Drive" (directed by Timothy Hutton) in which she stars. Porizkova was 19 years of age and Ocasek was already married at that time. The couple have two children. Porizkova is the subject of the song "Friends of P" by The Rentals on their 1995 album Return of the Rentals, written by lead singer Matt Sharp.
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