Sorkin, 59, and Porizkova, 56, cozied up – Porizkova in a gold cowl-neck gown; Sorkin in a classic black tux – outside the 2021 Academy Awards on Sunday, confirming rumors that swirled last week about the two becoming an item.
Porizkova attended the Oscars as a guest of Sorkin’s, whose script for “The Trial of the Chicago 7” was nominated for best original screenplay. Attendees were limited this year due to the pandemic: only nominees, their guests and presenters were invited, several rounds of COVID-19 tests were required and producers treated the “event as an active movie set.”
USA TODAY has reached out to Sorkin’s and Porizkova’s representatives for further comment.
Sorkin and ex-wife Julia Bingham were married from 1996 to 2005. They share one daughter, 20-year-old Roxy Sorkin.
Porizkova was married for almost 30 years to late Cars frontman Ric Ocasek, before the two separated in 2018, more than a year before Ocasek was found dead at home at age 75. They met when she starred in his band’s 1984 video “Drive” and had two sons together: Jonathan and Oliver, both in their 20s.
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Porizkova opened up in an op-ed for Yahoo! earlier this month about being single for the first time since she was a teenager – she was just 19 when she and Ocasek began dating. She wrote she was still figuring out what she wants in a partner but knows she’s “attracted to talent” and wants someone who “likes me for who I am.”
“I don’t think I would rule out getting married again because in spite of it all, I’m a totally hopeless romantic and I believe in love,” Porizkova added. “And I believe in finding that one person out there that is right for me and that I’m right for and spending the rest of my life with them.”
Contributing: Kim Willis and Susan Haas