Paulina Porizkova secretly wished for a gay son.
The Czech-born mannequin, 55, made the revelation in a prolonged caption in honor of Pleasure Month, wherein she reminisced about her first encounters with gay males when she started working in vogue.
“I had no concept what gay was till I bought to Paris, the place I instantly developed a crush on each gay man round me — so nicely dressed, so nicely spoken, so enjoyable, so delicate, so proficient, so good trying! — solely to search out out their curiosity in me was not reciprocated,” she wrote, including: “I name that having nice style in males.”
Porizkova wed Vehicles lead singer Ric Ocasek in 1989 after assembly on the set of the band’s video “Drive” in 1984. They went on to have two sons, Jonathan, 26 and Oliver, 22, earlier than their cut up and Ocasek’s demise final 12 months.
“Being a mother of two sons, I secretly hoped for a gay son. Properly, possibly not so secretly, my sixteen 12 months previous needed to break it to me gently: ‘mother, I’m sorry, however I don’t suppose I’m gay,’” Porizkova stated.
On a extra severe observe, Porizkova wrote of her gay buddies: “I used to be blinded by gay fabulousness- it’s essential to acknowledge the darkness: the ache of rising up feeling totally different, alone, being relentlessly picked on, threatened, afraid.
“You realize what I’m proud off? (sic) My superb, fabulous beautiful proficient LBGTQ buddies who, regardless of rising up at nighttime, however selected to develop into the sunshine, to shine and sparkle and replicate that mild onto the remainder of us. 🌈🌈.”
Porizkova has been self-quarantine in her house in upstate New York and has commonly posted pictures and movies of her cooking, gardening and knitting expertise.