Following the death of her estranged husband Ric Ocasek, Paulina Porizkova has rekindled her romance with renowned writer and producer Aaron Sorkin.
The Czech model and Oscar winner for “The Social Network” have been secretly dating for a few months, according to a source close to Page Six, and are scheduled to walk the red carpet together at Sunday’s Academy Awards.
Porizkova, 56, has been hinting on social media that she’s back in the dating game, including openly discussing her rediscovered sex life and sharing Instagram photos of herself getting ready for “date night” with a face mask.
“Speaking of dating…,” she captioned an Instagram photo of herself seated in a chair that strengthens pelvic floor muscles and improves orgasms.
This chair in @drhallas office has been extremely beneficial to my sex life.”
“The Emsella chair strengthens the pelvic floor muscles — it’s like doing thousands of Kegels in thirty minutes,” she added. There are no drawbacks to this. Every time I go to the workplace, I do this, and my sex life appreciates it.”
The late Cars frontman Ocasek and the iconic Eighties model, who recently appeared nude on the cover of Czech Vogue, were married for 30 years after they met when she appeared in the video for their hit “Drive.”
They have two sons and split peacefully in 2017, but did not divorce. She discovered Ocasek dead in his home in September 2019, while caring for him after surgery, and later learned he had disinherited her in his will, bizarrely saying she had “abandoned” him.
Porizkova, who is known for her openness on social media, spoke to Yahoo this month about rediscovering her dating and sex life in her 50s. “I was 19 when Ric and I started dating; I’m now 56, and I just celebrated my birthday last week,” she said. And now that I’m back out there dating, I’m finding that I’m not very good at it. When it comes to dating, I keep being this odd teenager since the last time I dated, I was a teenager. I haven’t yet adjusted to becoming a grown woman, so I’m probably a bit silly.
“Can you tell me what I’m looking for in a partner? To be frank, I’m not sure. I’m at a loss for words. I’m not sure what I want because my husband has been my soulmate for so long, and what he gave me then is no longer what I require. I need something else now because I’m no longer as beautiful as I was when I was 19. I’m looking for a guy who can stand up to my awesomeness.”
“Some women are attracted to very good-looking people, strong guys, or wealthy guys,” she continued, “but I’ve always been drawn to talent.” To me, talent is really appealing. Since going on dates with some men who have regular jobs and are great guys, I’ve realised that I find talent enticing — and that talented men are usually more difficult than non-talented men. I know better than to say “never,” but a rock musician is definitely the last person on my dating list.”
“What I have learned is that sex gets better with age, which is something that I was kind of scared about for a while because I kept reading all these horror stories of how you go through menopause and then you lose your sex drive and you don’t want to have sex anymore,” she added, adding that she wouldn’t rule out getting married again.
“I’d been roaming the desert for a while, and I was terrified that that part of my life was going to vanish, or that it would no longer be anything I could do.
“And it turns out that it only gets better when I gain a better understanding of my body. Whatever self-assurance and insight you gain as you get older, it’s starting to pay off in your 50s. Now I take joy where I know I can or where I know I have it. I’m not there to make the guy happy; I’m there to be happy.
“I was 19 the last time I dated, and now I’m 56, so obviously a significant amount of time has passed me by. But the last time we met, I wanted to seduce him; I wanted to be considered attractive. It was all very self-conscious, and now that self-consciousness has vanished. And I think it’s a lot more fun to have sex when you’re not self-conscious and all excited. In reality, I believe that is the secret to having great sex.”
Sorkin, 59, has dated a number of well-known women, including Kristin Davis from “Sex & The City,” actress Kristin Chenoweth from “The West Wing,” and New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd.
With Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem, he is currently filming the Lucille Ball/Desi Arnaz biopic “Being The Ricardos.”
- Paulina Porizkova: Instagram