Aaron Sorkin, Paulina Porizkova
Supermodel Paulina Porizkova and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin arrived at the Oscars together Sunday. (Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)

Oscars 2021: Aaron Sorkin, Paulina Porizkova make it red carpet official as a couple

After the death of rocker Ric Ocasek, the former supermodel has found love again with the famed screenwriter and director


There’s a new power couple in Hollywood: writer Aaron Sorkin and supermodel Paulina Porizkova.

It’s official: Former supermodel Paulina Porizkova and Aaron Sorkin are dating, showing that she has perhaps recovered from the heartbreak of losing her longtime husband Ric Ocasek in 2019.

The two made it red carpet official Sunday at the 2021 Oscars, where Sorkin was nominated for original screenplay for “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”

For their debut, Sorkin, in a tux, and Porizkova, in a glimmering gold dress, offered some PDA by cuddling a bit for the cameras before heading into the ceremony, where Sorkin’s film “The Trial of the Chicago 7” was nominated for six awards.

The couple’s planned debut was leaked Friday via Page Six, which said Porizkova, 56, and Sorkin, 59, have been seeing each other for a few months. Both were previously married, with Porizkova losing husband Ric Ocasek to heart disease in 2019.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 25: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout photo provided by A.M.P.A.S., (L-R) Paulina Porizkova and Aaron Sorkin attend the 93rd Annual Academy Awards at Union Station on April 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Petit/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images)
Photo by Matt Petit/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images

Alas, Sorkin himself lost out on the award for original screenplay to “Promising Young Woman” writer Emerald Fennell. But the Oscar-winning writer of “The Social Network” and creator of TV’s classic “The West Wing” didn’t seem to mind too much, with the Czech-born beauty by his side.

Sorkin was hitched to Julia Bingham from 1996 to 2005, and has had relationships with actresses Kristen Davis and Kristin Chenoweth and New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd. While he didn’t win the original screenplay Oscar this year — it went to Emerald Fennell for “Promising Young Woman” — he has one already for “The Social Network,” which was the winner in 2011.

They amicably separated in 2017, but Ocasek died suddenly in September 2019 before they officially divorced.

Porizkova lived with the Cars frontman Ocasek until his death, despite having separated from him in 2017. It wasn’t until after she found Ocasek, 75, dead in their Manhattan townhome that she learned he had written her out of his will and accused her of abandoning him.

Porizkova was stunned to learn that the thrice-married Ocasek had cut her out of his will, Page Six reported. With no prenup in place, she recently revealed that she was so cash-poor after the rocker’s death that she was forced to rely on friends to buy groceries, Page Six added.

“Suddenly in our marriage it seemed like only one of us wanted to be married, and that was me!” she told Yahoo Entertainment last year. “I just know that it’s really hard to be married to somebody if you’re the only one putting in all the work. And maybe it was age; maybe he just was tired. Maybe I was too — maybe I took too much energy to love. I don’t know. It’s possible.”

Lately, however, Porizkova has been spending energy on dating her new beau. In and around posts about women and aging, she put up an Instagram photo last week with the caption, “Date night! Lucky the man that gets this full glory.”

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