Derek Otcasek is the son of a well-known singer. Derek’s father, Richard Theodore Otcasek, is a well-known singer, composer, musician, and record producer.

His father was the Cars rock band’s primary co-lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, composer, and frontman. Furthermore, his mother, Suzanne Ocasek, is Ric’s ex-wife.

Is Derek Otcasek Single?

Otcasek is very much private when it comes to talking about his personal life, like his brother Eron Otcasek. Despite his career, which he has not made public, Derek has kept his lips shut about love affairs, despite saying a thousand things. On the other hand, he has made no secret of his single status.

Derek Image: LinkedIn

Ric’s kid is currently preoccupied with his profession and hopes the world will bring him a mate. On the other side, his father, Ric Ocasek, was married three times. Constance, his first wife, divorced him in Ohio in 1971. In the same year, he married Derek’s mother, Suzanne Otcasek. Later, he married the well-known Paulina Porizkova.

Derek’s Father Ric Otcasek’s Love Life

Ocasek has been married three times. In 1971, his first wife, Constance, divorced him in Ohio. In the same year, he married Suzanne Otcasek.

They’d been together for 17 years. Ocasek met 18-year-old Czech-born supermodel Paulina Porizkova while filming the music video for the Cars’ song “Drive” in 1984, while still married to Suzanne.

Paulina and Richard
Paulina and Richard Image: People

Ocasek and Suzanne divorced in 1988. On Saint-Barthélemy Island, he married Porizkova on August 23, 1989. Porizkova said in May 2018 that she and Ocasek split a year prior.

Ocasek was the father of six children, two from each of his three marriages. Christopher is his eldest son, a vocalist who founded the rock band Glamour Camp in 1989, releasing one album and appearing as a solo performer in Pretty Woman. His other children are Adam, Eron, Derek, Jonathan Raven, and Oliver.

Net Worth Of Derek Otcasek

Derek is not well-known since he prefers to keep things low-key. As a result, nothing is known about Pauline’s step-net son’s worth and earnings. However, his father’s net worth is around $40 million.

Derek's father Richard performing
Derek’s father, Richard, is performing.
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Furthermore, his stepmother Pauline Parizkova is a Czech-American model and actress. According to Celebrity Net Worth, her net worth is around $10 million. Sadly, with the death of her longtime spouse, Ric Ocasek, father of Derek.

The band found that Paulina had been left out of the musician’s will following his death in 2019. Because she had so few liquid assets, she was reportedly compelled to borrow money from acquaintances after Ric’s death.

‘The Cars’ Rock Band Of Derek Otcasek’s Father Ric Ocasek

Ocasek and Orr moved to Boston in the early 1970s after playing in several bands in Columbus and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Milkwood, a Crosby, Stills, and Nash-style folk-rock band was founded there. In early 1973, they issued one album, How’s The Weather, on Paramount Records, but it failed to chart.

Greg Hawkes, the keyboardist for the Future Cars, contributed to Milkwood’s record. Following Milkwood, Ocasek founded the band Richard and the Rabbits, which featured Orr and Hawkes. Subsequently, Ocasek and Orr formed Cap’n Swing with guitarist Elliot Easton.

The Cars American rock band
The Cars American rock band
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Cap’n Swing quickly caught the attention of WBCN disc jockey Maxanne Sartori, who began playing songs from their demo tape on her program. Ocasek fired the bassist and drummer and formed a new band that suited his writing style better.

David Robinson, widely known for his work with the Modern Lovers, took over on drums, while Orr took over on bass. In late 1976, Hawkes returned to play keyboards, and the band was renamed “the Cars.”

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