She was nicknamed “Catwoman” because of her feline features – but always denied having had plastic surgery.
And Jocelyn Wildenstein, 82, and her designer fiancé Lloyd Klein, 55, continue to look loved up in their heavily filtered Instagram snaps after a rocky 18-year romance.
The couple have been engaged since 2017, when Lloyd presented the New York socialite with a 32-carat diamond ring that is “worth millions”.
Partners: ‘Catwoman’ Jocelyn Wildenstein, 82, and fiancé Lloyd Klein, 55, look loved up in heavily filtered Instagram snaps after rocky 18-year romance
Vow: The couple have been engaged since 2017 when Lloyd presented the New York socialite with a 32-carat diamond ring which is ‘worth millions’ but never married
They were due to wed in 2018 but have yet to make it down the aisle two years after she was arrested for allegedly cutting her boyfriend’s chest with a pair of scissors.
Jocelyn was accused of scratching her partner Lloyd before cutting her chest in her apartment in Trump World Tower, New York, around 1:30 a.m.
Lloyd said he was forced to push her into a closet until police arrived.
Born like this? Jocelyn has always denied having plastic surgery – she filed for bankruptcy in 2018 after blowing her $2.5 billion divorce settlement
The charges were later dropped and Jocelyn said, “In life, we take our frustrations out on those we love the most, and I directed mine at Lloyd.”
“I let my frustration turn into anger, and that was wrong. I saw red and became a woman possessed. I lambasted like an angry cat.
“The fight with Lloyd happened when I hit rock bottom. I felt like I reached the end of the line and just broke.
A year later, Jocelyn and Lloyd made headlines by dismissing allegations of a late night fight.
They insisted they hurt themselves while having passionate sex after a dish of beef bourguignon exploded.
Over the years: The socialite has earned the nickname “Catwoman” due to her exaggerated feline features, which have become much more pronounced over time.
Neighbors had heard screams coming from their apartment and police arrested the two after they arrived at 1 a.m. to find the pan smashed on the kitchen floor, bruises to Wildenstein’s neck and arms and a cut on his Klein’s forehead.
Canadian-born fashion designer Lloyd said he rushed to the shower to wash the hot broth off his legs where he says he slipped and fell, suffering a small cut on his forehead.
Wildenstein joined him in the bathroom to check on him, but soon after the couple had moved into the bedroom and started having sex.
They told TSTIME.com neighbors heard their loud antics and mistakenly concluded Wildenstein was under attack.
“I burned my legs when the dish exploded and went to the shower to put some water in it,” Klein said.
“I must have made a lot of noise, I was panicking, but Jocelyne entered the bathroom to see that I was fine and one thing led to another.
“I slipped and cut my forehead because everything was very wet, but it was okay, a small cut.
“We went into the bedroom and had passionate sex. The neighbors probably heard all this and assumed someone was being murdered.
“A few minutes later, security entered the apartment uninvited and surprised us in the bedroom.
Socialite: Jocelyn rose to fame in the 90s during a high-profile divorce from art dealer Alec Wildenstein, receiving more than $2billion from her husband in the split (pictured in 1998)
“I can see why it looked like a fight with the food on the floor and the bit of blood – but I can assure you it wasn’t that, 100 per cent.”
Wildenstein, a mother of three, insisted the bruises on her neck and arms referenced in the criminal complaint were completely innocent.
“Lloyd can be very passionate, he can be a bit rough,” she laughed. ‘It’s something I appreciate otherwise I wouldn’t have been with him all this time.
“None of this would have happened if the pot hadn’t exploded. I have never seen anything like it. He got burned and when I went to help him, we took a shower together.
“Security didn’t want to hear any explanations. They came to their own conclusion. It was a horrible time.
First love: Jocelyn’s ex-husband, art dealer Alex Wildenstein, pictured in 2000, a year after her divorce – he died in 2008
Police arrived minutes later and the couple were taken to different hospitals in Manhattan before being jailed for misdemeanor assault.
The charges were dropped and they reconciled.
Wildenstein shot to fame in the 90s during a high-profile divorce from art dealer Alec Wildenstein, receiving more than $2 billion from her husband in the split.
Lloyd denied reports that Jocelyn had undergone surgery.
He said: ‘I don’t understand all the press and the Catwoman stuff, because Jocelyn always looked like that.
“She never really did anything to change her face. I have pictures from 16 where she looks exactly the same as she does today.
In 2018 Jocelyn filed for bankruptcy and claimed she had no savings or stocks after blowing her $2.5 billion divorce settlement.
The woman who once bought a capuchin monkey as a pet found herself with no checking account or savings account, no retirement fund or retirement plan, and no investment according to her record.
The filing also lists the $900 check Wildestein receives from Social Security each month as his sole source of income.
Rows: Wildenstein and Klein’s 15-year romance seemed to be over in December 2016 when Jocelyn dug her claws into his face in a now-notorious catfight
In January 2019, Lloyd showed off his new face exclusively to DailyMailTV after undergoing a facial rejuvenation procedure following his years-long battle with cancer.
Klein was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2013. He had an orange-sized tumor removed from his armpit and underwent three grueling rounds of chemotherapy.
In 2017, he was told the cancer had spread to his spine and liver and he only had six months to live. But Klein told DailyMailTV in 2018 that he was in remission.
He said: “I knew then that I had to focus on what was most important in my life – and that was Jocelyn. For me, it was so important to recognize this commitment by making her my wife.
“She was always there for me, through our ups and downs. I can’t imagine living a single day of my life without her.
The French fashion designer said intense chemotherapy destroyed his face, so he turned to Wildenstein, his girlfriend of 15 years, to help find a way to restore his face.
Klein, who has designed clothes for Nicki Minaj, Pink and Joan Collins, told DailyMailTV: “I’m happy, very happy with the procedure. It’s groundbreaking.
“You come in and have the procedure done, 15 to 20 minutes, and then you go home. As the days pass, you see the results. It’s incredible.’
Her love: Lloyd denied reports that Jocelyn had undergone surgery, saying: ‘She never really did anything to change her face. I have photos from 16 where she looks exactly the same as she does today’ (photo from 1997)