• Paulina Porizkova shared on Instagram a makeup-free photo of herself in tears
  • The former supermodel said she was "blindsided" by the betrayal of someone she loved but did not drop names
  • Porizkova's Instagram followers sent her messages of love and support

Paulina Porizkova is opening up to fans about her struggle to learn how to trust again after being "betrayed" by a loved one.

The 56-year-old American and Swedish model took to Instagram Thursday to share a vulnerable message, alongside a makeup-free photo of herself crying.

"I know you all enjoy happy posts, seeing people pick themselves up, dust off their pants and get back on the horse, all while smiling to let you know this fall just made them stronger and better people," Porizkova wrote. "But. Every day is not a happy day in the path of recovery."

Porizkova went on to talk about a great betrayal in her life, though she did not go into detail about the situation she was referring to.

According to the Czechoslovakia-born former supermodel, trusting a person after being betrayed "seems as far-fetched as being shot into space" to her at the moment.

"When you’ve been betrayed- promised something, only to have that promise broken without your participation – you were blindsided. You trusted someone you loved, and now all love is suspect," she wrote.

She continued, "But love is not possible without trust. And a world without love is not worth living. (All kinds of love)."

She asked her followers what they would do if they want to stay open but are prone to being betrayed. "I guess - maybe - walk outside and brave the weather?" she added.

The "Her Alibi" star concluded her post on a lighter note, joking, "You’ll find me in the metaphorical closet pilling on layers for protection. For you who’d like to point out a crying selfie is the height of narcissism, I wholeheartedly agree! [zany face emoji]."

Porizkova received love and support from her followers, who left messages of encouragement in the comments.

"Sending you a big hug and always appreciate your honesty and vulnerability," Ashley Borden commented.

"This too shall pass .. Sorry," Beverly Johnson added.

"Gosh I love you! Thank you for sharing your vulnerability. THAT is courage," Maxim Roy wrote.

The model did not name names in her post, but Page Six noted that she had parted ways with Academy Award-winning director Aaron Sorkin last month after three months of dating.

It also came over a year-and-a-half after finding out her estranged husband, Cars singer Ric Ocasek, who died suddenly in September 2019, left her out of his will. Porizkova was forced to rely on friends to buy groceries following Ocasek's death.

In November 2020, the former supermodel wrote on Instagram that though her love for Ocasek was "steady" and her trust in him was "absolute," she believed she was "delusional."

"I believed I knew him. I believed we had the same definition of 'love'. Grieving him is an equal amount of heartbreak and rage," Porizkova wrote. "I’m not penniless. I’m not allowed to share my situation since we’re in litigation, but I’m still an incredibly privileged person with nothing to cry about except for my own stupidity."

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Model Paulina Porizkova attends the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Launch Celebration at Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square on February 14, 2018 in New York City. Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic