‘Catwoman’ Jocelyn Wildenstein enjoyed a high-heeled stroll in the sand with her fiancé Lloyd Klein while attending the World Polo League Beach Polo event in Miami, Florida, over the weekend.
The 75-year-old socialite, who earned her nickname after spending millions on plastic surgery to make her look feline, was dressed to impress in an all-black outfit paired with a tan leather belt and matching stack-heeled sandals.
Wildenstein was joined by her 54-year-old husband-to-be, who protectively held onto her arm — likely to keep her steady — as she navigated the South Beach sand in her sky-high heels.
Outing: Jocelyn Wildenstein, 75, and her fiancé Lloyd Klein, 54, attended the World Polo League Beach Polo event in Miami, Florida, over the weekend
Careful: Klein protectively held onto the socialite’s arm as she navigated the South Beach sand in her sky-high heels
Glam: Jocelyn, whose plastic surgery transformation has been well documented, wore dark eyeliner to emphasize her cat-like eyes
Despite the blazing temperature, Wildenstein had on a long-sleeve black button-down blouse that she wore open over a figure-hugging tank and black skinny jeans.
She cinched her waist with her thick leather belt and topped off her look with a large statement necklace, a small black evening bag, and dark sunglasses. Her blonde hair was parted on the side and styled in bouncy curls.
Klein, who is a fashion designer, opted for a preppy white and navy polo, a navy cap, matching pants, and brown leather riding boots. He accessorized his sporty look with a pair of black shades and a Gucci belt.
When they weren’t walking on the beach, the couple posed for photos together on the green turf at the polo event.
The plastic surgery queen wore her sunglasses most of the time, but she removed them to take a photo with Klein and another male attendee.
The couple has been engaged since 2017, when Klein presented the New York socialite with a 32-carat diamond ring, which is reportedly ‘worth millions.’
Look: Wildenstein was dressed to impress in an all-black outfit and tan leather accessories, while Klein opted for a preppy polo outfit
Smile: The socialite removed her dark sunglasses to pose for a photo with her fashion designer husband-to-be and another male attendee at the event
Wildenstein and Klein are believed to be living in Miami since she filed for bankruptcy. A few months ago, her creditors sold off one of her three Trump World Tower units in Manhattan for just under $2 million.
The apartment on the 51st floor of 845 United Nations Plaza has been completely gutted and looks drastically different from the lavish associations it once had. The unit sold for $1,980,000, according to property records.
The apartment was sold in February with Jason Haber of Warburg Realty as the broker for the listing. Wildenstein had three apartments in the building but was forced to relinquish them as creditors sought money she owed.
Her other two apartments are still for sale and were put on the market by her creditors for $5.59 million for both, though they can be sold separately, the New York Post reported.
The Swiss-born socialite filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in May 2018, according to federal court papers.
Wildenstein first became a fixture in the New York press around the time of her 1999 split from her husband Alec N. Wildenstein as she bragged about the high costs of her lavish lifestyle and penchant for plastic surgery. She won a reported $2.5 billion divorce settlement.
Through the years: earned the nickname ‘Catwoman’ as a result of her exaggerated feline features, which have become much more pronounced over time
Love: Wildenstein and Klein have been engaged since 2017, when Klein presented the New York socialite with a 32-carat diamond ring, which is reportedly ‘worth millions’
Two decades later, the woman who once purchased a capuchin monkey as a pet found herself with no checking or savings accounts, no retirement fund or pension plans, and no investments, according to her filing.
The bankruptcy filing came after an involuntary petition was filed against Wildenstein by three of her creditors, including the Board of Managers at Trump World Tower Condominium.
The other two petitioners were the law firms of Carter Ledyard & Milburn and Matalon Shweky Elman, who claimed to be owed $124,605.46 and $78,474.23, respectively, for unpaid legal services.
Meanwhile, Wildenstein’s longtime beau Klein was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2013. He had a tumor the size of an orange removed from his armpit and underwent three rounds of grueling chemotherapy.
In 2017, he was told the cancer had spread to his spine and liver and he only had six months to live. Two years later, in January 2019, he reported to DailyMail.com that he was in remission.
Broke: Wildenstein, who won a reported $2.5 billion divorce settlement in 1999, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in May 2018. She is pictured in August 2017
Going, going, gone: In February, her creditors sold off one of her three Trump World Tower units in Manhattan (pictured) for just under $2 million. Her other apartments are still for sale
Wildenstein is said to be in talks to produce a ‘docu-series’ about her life, the New York Post reported last month.
‘She now really wants to talk about her life, what drove her, how she built a business with her fiancé in the craziness of their life together in New York,’ spokesman Brandon Cohen told the publication.
Wildenstein and Klein made headlines in 2017 as they dismissed claims of a late-night fight. They insisted they injured themselves having passionate sex after a dish of beef bourguignon exploded.
Neighbors had heard screaming coming from their apartment and police arrested. both of them after they arrived at 1 a.m. to find a shattered casserole dish on the kitchen floor, bruises to Wildenstein’s neck and arms, and a cut to Klein’s forehead.
Klein said he had raced to the shower to wash the scalding broth off his legs where he says he slipped and fell, suffering a small cut to the forehead.
Wildenstein joined him in the bathroom to check he was okay, but before long they moved to the bedroom and started to have sex.
New look: The apartment on the 51st floor of 845 United Nations Plaza has been completely gutted and looks drastically different from the lavish associations it once had
Debt: The filing came after an involuntary petition was filed against Wildenstein by three of her creditors, including the Board of Managers at Trump World Tower Condominium
They told DailyMail.com that neighbors overheard their noisy lovemaking and wrongly leaped to the conclusion that Wildenstein was being attacked.
In December 2016, Wildenstein was arrested for sinking her claws into Klein’s face and scratching him with scissors in a now-notorious catfight.
The designer escaped by bundling her into a closet before Wildenstein called the police herself only to be arrested when they saw her partner’s wounds.
Klein would face the ignominy of arrest himself just days later when police accused him of pushing Wildenstein when he went back to collect his belongings.
However, the bickering pair later said the headline-grabbing tussle that ended with both of them being thrown behind bars only made them realize how much they couldn’t bear to be apart.
They were reconciled as soon as authorities dropped all charges, and Klein popped the question that July, presenting Wildenstein with her diamond engagement ring.
Jocelyn Wildenstein’s bankruptcy filing is a rags to riches story for the ages: From $2.5 billion to nothing
Wildenstein’s look has changed dramatically over the years
Jocelyn Wildenstein, 75, received a reported $2.5 billion in her divorce from her art dealer husband Alec back in 1999. In 19 years, it appeared that it was all gone, according to her bankruptcy filing.
The 2018 filing listed the $900 check Wildestein gets from Social Security each month as her only source of income, according to federal court papers that were obtained at the time by DailyMail.com.
The filing came after an involuntary petition was filed against Wildenstein by three of her creditors including the Board of Managers at Trump World Tower Condominium, who were then in the process of foreclosing on the three apartments she owned in the building – one of which sold this month, and the other two that are remain for sale.
It was all a far cry from more than 20 years ago, when Wildenstein detailed her wild spending and acrimonious separation in a 1998 interview with Vanity Fair.
She recounted dropping $350,000 on a Chanel dress, building a $3 million mansion for her daughter on the family’s Kenyan reserve Ol Jogi for her 17th birthday, and her many plastic surgeries.
Jocelyn and Alec first met when she was 31 and they were both on safari with friends in Kenya at Ol Jogi.
She was born and raised in Switzerland and, according to Alec, had dated some very high-profile men before him.
Among the men she had been linked with were European filmmaker Sergio Gobbi, Cyril Piguet, and Saudi arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi.
The pair eloped to Las Vegas in 1978, and one year later they both went in for their first plastic surgery operation – his-and-hers eye lifts.
The couple had two children early in their relationship, Diane and Alec Jr., but Alec’s father never warmed to Jocelyn.
Their relationship took a turn when Jocelyn returned to New York City from Kenya and showed up unannounced at the couple’s New York City townhouse, despite her husband asking that she not enter the residence.
He pointed a gun at either Jocelyn or one of her bodyguards, police were called, and Alec spent the night in prison.
At the time Alec had been seeing a young Russian named Yelena Jarikoaa, who was just 20, but that fizzled out within a year and he eventually met and then married a new woman.
Meanwhile, Jocelyn has been dating fashion designer Lloyd Klein, 54, for around 17 years, according to reports.