Paulina Porizkova has returned to New York City and moved into her new apartment after selling the Gramercy Park townhouse that she shared with late husband Ric Ocasek for three decades.
The 55-year-old model, who struggled with depression and anxiety after leaving his long-term home, documented her move-in day on Instagram that day and began with a photo of herself sorting her things in a storage unit.
‘A much happier move-out day. Moving out – from the warehouse! More boxes. But this time I’m happy to be able to unpack! “She put a caption on the picture, which shows her bundled up in a black puffer coat, a knitted hat and a face mask.
Back in the Big Apple: Paulina Porizkova, 55, announced that she has returned to New York City and moved into her new apartment this week
Helping hands: The model pounded a post with the movers she hired to carry her large antiques and baby Grant Piano to her new rental and said it only took two hours
Paulina, who had quarantined most of the pandemic at her New York state home, hired Moishe’s Moving Company to help her move and she had nothing but praise for the team.
She shared a snapshot of herself with the movers in front of her truck while they were all wearing masks.
“This team, led by Alex, moved me in – in two hours, despite my small grand piano and large antique pieces,” she wrote. “Thanks Moishe! And no, this is not an add [sic]I pay like everyone else. Plus tip. ‘
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit star ended her post with a note about her silver puffer coat that resembled a poncho.
“My crazy silver coat is from Norma Kamali – it’s called a sleeping bag poncho and it really works like one,” she said. ‘Yeah, ok, it looks like it too … But! Super warm! ‘
Paulina also shared a video of herself in her Instagram stories, making instant coffee in her new apartment on the day she moved in.
Celebratory drink: Paulina also shared a video of herself in her Instagram stories as she makes instant coffee in her new apartment on the day she moves in
The mother of two sold her former home for $ 10 million in September, a year after she found her estranged husband dead in the town house at the age of 75 on September 15, 2019.
“Yes, the house that protected us all for thirty years should now embrace another family,” she wrote at the time. “I had a little chat with it when it was shown and told him to woo the kind of people he wanted. Or I would sell it to Russian developers.
‘The house has chosen its next family. And I have to say: it couldn’t have found a better family, ”she added. “The spirit of art and love will stay exactly where it belongs.”
Paulina shared a series of photos of herself packing up the house where she and Ric raised their sons Jonathan, 27 and Oliver, 22, and admitted that she had never cried more than last year.
In late October, she announced that she had struggled with depression and anxiety since moving out.
“This feeling of incredible physical heaviness, lack of energy and constant tears, by the way, is as physical as it is emotional,” she wrote.
Moving on: Paulina sold the townhouse where she lived with her late husband Ric Ocasek for three decades for $ 10 million in September
Difficult: Paulina shared a number of photos of herself in which she and Ric raised their sons Jonathan (27) and Oliver (22)
It started on Friday and crept up on me like a very stealthy cat sneaking up on its prey. While I thought a good night’s sleep would make it go away – I woke up on Saturday with a complete lack of interest in anything. Including getting up.
“For me this is the third day that I feel like my bones are made of lead pipes.”
She later documented her search for a rental apartment and revealed that she wished she could buy a new place.
Paulina and Ric were married for three decades before silently parting in 2017, but they hadn’t finalized their divorce when he passed away last year.
Before his death, Ric cut his estranged wife out of his will and claimed that she had “abandoned” him, but because they were not legally divorced, Paulina, as his widow under New York law, may be entitled to an “electoral share” of his estate.
Ric explicitly referred to the rule in his will and stated: “Even if I should die before our divorce is final … Paulina is not entitled to a share of the vote … because she has left me.”
Unless she can be shown to have left him in court, she is likely to be entitled to a third of the musician’s assets, which are listed as $ 5 million in “copyrights”, $ 100,000 in “tangible personal property” is. and $ 15,000 in cash.
Ready to go: The mother of two, who moved out of townhouses, admitted that she had never cried more than last year
Difficult to handle: Paulina, who was last pictured in her house in October, struggled with depression and anxiety
Paulina has been incredibly open about her anger and grief in her social media posts since her husband’s death.
Last week she shared some of the gruesome comments she had received from online trolls who told her to get a life and stop whining after reading up on their struggles after Ric’s death.
She intended to post the comments as a joke, but stated in the caption that the riots in the U.S. Capitol caused her to see the hateful messages differently.
“What should you post on a day like this? That’s what I planned: Some “thoughtful readers email” as a comedy break … but now when I look at it, I see it very differently. I wonder if my “thoughtful” readers are the same people who cracked down on democracy yesterday, “she wrote.
“The disenfranchised, the bitter, the disappointed, the uninformed, the frightened: people who basically hurt their skin and have no idea how to stop.”
The comments seem to be responses to her Instagram posts about her grief, battles with depression and anxiety, and anger after learning that The Cars frontman cut her out of his will.
Unnecessary Cruelty: Last week Paulina shared a handful of comments she had received from online trolls telling her to stop whining and get a life.
Lack of empathy: The comments seem to be responses to her Instagram posts about her grief, mental health struggles, and anger after the death of her late husband Ric
“I’m sick of this guy … t … stop whining … f-off and grow a couple,” wrote one person while another commented. ‘TAKE A DIFFERENT KEY AND STFU! God bless Ric OCASEK. What’s up, can’t you sell your a ** after the sauce train burns you? ‘
Others insulted her appearance, telling her that she “had not aged well” and that she looked “like an old lady”.
“Take yourself in hand … please!” one person advised. “You have to start over like millions of other women.”
In her response, Paulina pointed out that these people are all looking for love that they have not yet found.
“I don’t really have much sympathy for her – but I keep thinking about how much better the world would be if we all at least tried to understand each other better – and the only thing I can do is do this to do yourself. ” She wrote.
The cover star said she believed if she chose empathy, others would “choose the same thing”.
“While I don’t love killers and racists, bigots and hypocrites, etc., the list is long. It’s worth noting that these are also biodegradable containers that are looking for love.” You haven’t found it yet, “she explained.
Paulina ended her contribution by thanking writers Molly Jong-Fast and Annika von Holdt for their lessons [her] using the example of dealing with “thoughtful” readers’ mail.