Paulina Porizkova claims Ocasek ‘didn’t want me to do anything that was outside of this sweet existence he created’

Rock legend Ric Ocasek’s former wife Paulina Porizkova recently appeared on “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson” and discussed her divorce with the “Beatle” performer in the late 1980s. She also claimed he was a controlling force in their lives and that he wanted her to be in the spotlight.

“He really didn’t want me to do anything that was outside of this sweet existence he created,” she said. “I was always under the radar. I didn’t go out. I didn’t do interviews. I didn’t have too many close friends… I was just going to be like this shell of my original self.”

Porizkova went on to say Ocasek tried to control her career by producing her music and her image.

“I feel like he had his own idea of what I should be,” she said. “He wanted me to be the rock star. He didn’t want me to go too far outside the parameters that he had created for me. He just wanted me to be a small box… And I wasn’t allowed to show any emotion. And if I did show emotion, that was – no, we just don’t talk about this – his rage would come out and he would be raging behind my back.”

Porizkova also alleged the two were very often intimate in private, without any of the other people around them.

“I think it became very much personal with us,” she said. “We didn’t have a safe place. When we would have sex in private it would be as if no one was in the room. It would be just two people. And he would just be there laughing.”

Ocasek was married to Porizkova from 1981 to 1996 and had two daughters, Chloe and Madison. Porizkova is a former supermodel who appeared on the covers of Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Playboy and People magazines.

Ocasek married singer Courtney Love in 1996 and the couple divorced in 2000.

Ocasek – the frontman of the rock band The Cars – died from a brain hemorrhage on Jan. 17, 2017. He was 57.

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