New York socialite Jocelyn Wildenstein, 77, oft referred to as “Catwoman” in the tabloids for her unique appearance, has had a tumultuous last couple of years, but now that she and her designer boyfriend Lloyd Klein, 50, are happily engaged they are making the media rounds together.
The highlights of their latest interview include Klein’s comparison of his lady to Brigitte Bardot and the claim that Wildenstein has not had plastic surgery, despite what everyone says. Wildenstein also denied that she’s ever gotten plastic surgery.
“It’s wild. Usually, when we go to restaurants or some French places, they go,’Hi, Brigitte.’ And I’m like, ‘actually you do, you do look like Brigitte Bardot,'” Klein told the Daily Mail in an interview. “And I don’t understand the whole press and the Catwoman thing because Jocelyn always looked like that.”
“She never really did anything to change her face. I have pictures from 16 years old where she looks exactly the same as today,” he added.
This is Brigitte Bardot, then and now.
And this is Jocelyn Wildenstein.
Wildenstein was also asked about her appearance and denied altering it with cosmetic surgery.
“No [I didn’t], especially when we look back at my pictures. I think of course I am maybe more beautiful [when I was younger],” she said. “When we are young there’s a certain freshness we lose with the years. But you still find the same eyes, same high cheeks, or same nose. I think I was more pretty.”
Jocelyn shares that her high cheekbones and long hair are because of her Swiss background. Her feline features are 100% real she reverbs.
Apparently, this was Wildenstein’s first TV interview in two decades.
Her looks first attracted attention during her divorce from French billionaire art dealer Alec Wildenstein. According to Jocelyn, her ex-husband did not approve of a surgical procedure and went to the press to smear her name. The marriage ended in 1999, with a divorce settlement of $2.5 billion. In 2008 Alec Wildenstein died.
As mentioned before, Wildenstein and fiance Lloyd Klein were in the news for an apparent late-night fight that landed the former in court on a felony assault charge.
That altercation has since been explained away by designer Lloyd Klein as the consequence of a dish exploding on the stove and loud sex noises.
Regardless of what you believe happened, it is a fact that the pair is engaged.
“It could have destroyed our relationship but it didn’t,” she would say, sporting a 32-carat diamond ring. “We were not supposed to speak directly afterwards but he sent me sweet messages through friends.”
“It doesn’t matter how much it cost. I have many rings and pieces of jewelry. I love this one because it came from the heart,” she added.