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Paulina Porizkova And Ric Ocasek Are 'Peacefully Separated'

The Cars' rocker and supermodel have been married for nearly 29 years.

Bye bye love. Ric Ocasek and wife Paulina Porizkova are no longer just what they needed.

Porizkova declared on social media Wednesday that the couple have been “peacefully separated for the past year.”

The Cars’ former frontman and the supermodel have had one of the more enduring celebrity marriages, at nearly 29 years.

In a post that aptly contained a transportation metaphor, Porizkova explained that the family ― they have grown two sons ― remains a “well-built car.” However, on the “bicycle” of their relationship, the spouses “no longer pedal in unison.” 

The two appeared together at the Cars’ induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame last month, well into their separation.

The two appeared together at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in April.
The two appeared together at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in April.

“Ric and I have been peacefully separated for the past year,” she wrote on Instagram. “The photos of our happy family are, in fact, happy family photos; we are just no longer a couple.”

Porizkova, 53, and Ocasek, 74, met during a music-video shoot for The Cars’ song “Drive” in 1984 and wed in 1989, according to People.

Sadly, the rest is rock and roller-supermodel history.

Here are a few memories:

The two appeared with sons Jonathan and Oliver at a premiere of "Florence Foster Jenkins" in 2016.
The two appeared with sons Jonathan and Oliver at a premiere of "Florence Foster Jenkins" in 2016.
Here's the couple in 2010 at Fashion Week in New York.
Here's the couple in 2010 at Fashion Week in New York.
The family attending the "Click" premiere in 2006.
The family attending the "Click" premiere in 2006.
The two at an AIDS benefit in 1990 -- a bit more than a year after they were married.
The two at an AIDS benefit in 1990 -- a bit more than a year after they were married.
Another moment at the AIDS benefit, with Iman and David Bowie.
Another moment at the AIDS benefit, with Iman and David Bowie.
The pair at the premiere of "Her Alibi" in January 1989 -- several months before they were married.
The pair at the premiere of "Her Alibi" in January 1989 -- several months before they were married.
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