Paulina Porizkova is known for her incredible abs, and it turns out the model has inherited her enviable figure from her mother — who is still showing off her toned stomach at age 74.
The 55-year-old Sports Illustrated Swimsuit star and her mom Anna flashed their abs in a playful mirror selfie after working up a sweat during a virtual Nofar Method pilates class.
‘Mom @porizkovaanna and I checking our abs in the mirror after a @nofarmethod Zoom class. She is about to turn seventy-five, folks,’ Paulina captioned the image, which appears to have been taken at her home in upstate New York.
She got it from her mama! Paulina Porizkova, 55, and her mom Anna, 74, flashed their impressive abs after working up a sweat during a virtual Nofar Method pilates class
Inspiration: The model has proudly shown off her enviable abs in other photos over the years
This isn’t the first time she has touted the online classes. Over the summer, she gave her fans a behind-the-scenes look at the pilates workout after leaving them in awe of her enviable abs the day before.
In the fast-motion video, she can be seen doing a series of oblique V-ups, leg lifts, and hip raises on the floor while wearing a black sports bra and leggings.
Workouts that are touted by celebrities are often out of the average person’s price range, but one virtual Nofar Method class costs just $16.
Paulina’s latest post was about more than her workout, though. In the caption, she also opened up about her mother’s inspiring life, which has only gotten more exciting over the years.
Secret to success: Over the summer, the model gave her fans a behind-the-scenes look at the pilates workout after leaving them in awe of her enviable abs the day before
‘Since she turned seventy, she found the man of her life, spent two years in the Peace Corps in Uganda with him, and got married in a glorious wedding in Italy. She is also one of the first volunteers for the Pfizer vaccine,’ she proudly wrote.
‘She is undoubtedly an inspiration — even though we have had a very complicated relationship. What inspires me most about her, however, was her bravery in saying “I’m sorry.” I still need to work on that one.’
Anna fled Czechoslovakia with Paulina’s father to escape the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact invasion in 1968 and settled in Sweden. She went several years without seeing her daughter before Communist authorities permitted Paulina to leave and join her parents.
When Anna remarried on the Amalfi Coast in July 2019, her daughter was right by her side to help her get ready for her big day.
Memories: In her latest post, Paulina recalled how her mom fell in love, joined the Peace Corps, and got married on Italy’s Amalfi Coast, all while in her 70s, calling her an ‘inspiration’
Proud daughter: Paulina shared photos of her mother’s 2019 wedding, including one of her helping her mom get ready for the nuptials
It’s been a difficult year for Paulina who has been mourning the death of her estranged husband Ric Ocasek while struggling with depression and anxiety.
The Cars frontman passed away in their shared Manhattan townhouse at the age of 75 on September 15, 2019. She sold their family home and moved out in October, revealing that she was moving into a rental.
Paulina and Ric had two children together, sons Jonathan, 27, and Oliver, 22. They were married for three decades before they quietly separated in 2017, but they had not yet finalized their divorce when he passed away last year.
Before his death, Ric had cut his estranged wife out of his will, claiming that he was ‘abandoned’ by her.
Flipping the bird! On New Year’s Eve, Paulina shared a cheeky of snapshot of herself giving the middle finger, writing: ‘F U 2020’
Au naturel: Paulina celebrated New Year’s Day by sharing a makeup-free selfie, saying she is ‘truly naked on this first day of 2021’
The couple was separated and going through a divorce when he died, but because they were not legally divorced, Paulina, as his widow, may be entitled under New York law to an ‘elective share’ of his estate.
Ric specifically addressed the rule in his will, stating: ‘Even if I should die before our divorce is final…Paulina is not entitled to any elective share…because she has abandoned me.’
However, unless it can be proven in court that she did abandon him, she will likely be entitled to a one-third share of the musician’s assets, which are listed as $5 million in ‘copyrights,’ $100,000 in ‘tangible personal property,’ and $15,000 in cash.
Paulina has been incredibly candid about both her anger and her grief in her social media posts since her husband’s passing.
Painful: It’s been a difficult year for Paulina who has been mourning the death of her estranged husband Ric Ocasek. The Cars frontman passed away in September 2019
Heartache: Paulina and Ric were separated at the time of his death, and The Cars frontman had cut her out of his will, claiming she ‘abandoned’ him. They’re pictured with their sons in 2016
On New Year’s Day, she took to Instagram to share a makeup-free selfie of herself, writing: ‘Here I am — truly naked on this first day of 2021. ‘No makeup, no filters, no anything in my face but the nearly fifty-six years of life. One year older — and at least twenty wiser.’
Paulina went on to open up about what pressure can do to a person but refrained from going into detail about her own struggles.
‘Did you know that the saying “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” is in fact not true? Scientifically proven. Most of us get destroyed under extreme pressure,’ she explained.
‘It rearranges us to fear. Like carbon, the origins of matter for diamonds, the possibility to be hewn a diamond from a disaster is possible — but unlikely — given all the other materials that exist in the same soil,’ she continued.
‘It is, however, held up as an example for all of us — because it’s a good quick hopeful fix. I believe there is no such thing as a quick easy fix.
‘Good things don’t always come easy. Love hurts. The best most of us can do is not to become a hard unbreakable diamond, but to remain a soft, vulnerable human with the added empathy of understanding the pain of others.’