Paulina Porizkova took a public swipe at Hinge after the dating app booted her following her breakup with Aaron Sorkin.
“OK. What’s up , @hinge ?” Porizkova, 56, wrote Thursday in an Instagram post. “I signed up a while back, and was booted off instantly because I had violated guide lines. I didn’t even get to post my photo. My name, it seems, is against guidelines?”
The model said that efforts to contact the app failed and that she ended up making a profile using a fake name.
“I called, I emailed. No one bothered to reply. Then, a friend suggested I use a different phone number and my nickname,” she wrote. “I got a few nice dates that way.”
But now that Porizkova is back on the market, she attempted to rejoin the app — only to find that she was kicked off yet again.
“And boom, now when I need it- I discover @hinge has booted me off again! What’s a lady to do?” she wrote, along with the hashtags, “#bootedoffhinge,” “#sexyhasnoexpirationdate” and “#betweenjloandbettywhite” and a no-frills selfie for good measure.
But the app tells Page Six it didn’t intentionally lock Porizkova out of the dating game.
“People thought having her on Hinge was too good to be true and immediately reported her profile for being fake,” a rep for Hinge told Page Six on Thursday.
The rep also confirmed that Porizkova’s dating profile has been reinstated following the mix-up.
Hinge also apologized to the model publicly, commenting on her post, “We are so sorry for the heartache we’ve caused you! We want everyone to have a positive Hinge experience that ultimately leads to finding love.
“People thought having you on Hinge was too good to be true and immediately reported your profile for being fake. Your account is back on the runway with a few Roses on us.”
Porizkova announced that she and screenwriter Sorkin had amicably parted ways earlier this week.
“I’m so grateful for his presence in my life. He helped heal me and reclaim myself. There truly may be no better man, no man who’s more genuinely ‘good.’ He’s brilliant and witty and funny and sexy,” she wrote on social media at the time. “But it doesn’t matter how much we may wish we were birds of a feather – we’re still a duck and a goose.”
Page Six first broke the news in April that she was dating the Hollywood bigshot, with the pair making their red carpet debut at the 2021 Oscars just days later.
Porizkova was previously married to Cars lead singer Ric Ocasek. They got married in 1989, welcoming two sons together — Jonathan, 27, and Oliver, 23 — but they announced their split in 2017. Ocasek died two years later at the age of 75.
Meanwhile, Sorkin was previously married to Julia Bingham before divorcing in 2005. They share 20-year-old daughter Roxie. He was then romantically linked to Kristin Chenoweth and Kristin Davis.
Porizkova is in good company, at least: Dating app Bumble made a similar bungle when it kicked Sharon Stone off its platform for the same reason, and Tinder booted model Luna Benna after mistaking her for a catfish.