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Robin Thicke & Paula Patton Split After 8 Years of Marriage

Robin Thicke & Paula Patton Split After 8 Years of Marriage

Robin Thicke and his wife Paula Patton are ending their marriage after eight and a half years, her rep confirms to

“We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time,” the couple told People in a statement.

Robin and Paula met nearly 22 years ago and have been married since 2005. They are the parents to one son named Julian who was born in April 2010.

There have been rumors swirling about the couple’s marriage ever since his racy video for “Blurred Lines” was released and then his scandalous performance with Miley Cyrus at the VMAs last year, but they persevered through those times together.

Robin and Paula were last seen together attending the 2014 Grammy Awards a few weeks ago.

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  • Dee

    Well, after he ridiculed her in all ways possible…

  • Harry

    Horrible Actress and Horrible Singer what a shame. Seriously did anyone see Baggage Claim….what a bomb.

  • Luiza

    FINALLY!! After he cheated on her several times!!

  • Effy

    I’m on Paula’s side with this. I guarantee Robin has been acting like a playboy ever since Blurred Lines became big. There was no way Paula was alright with his repulsive actions with Miley.

  • Nik

    WOW!!! Didnt see that coming. People grow apart especailly when you marry young…happened to me. Its all going to work out for the better for both of them.

  • toby

    that’s what happens when some ugly dude becomes famous and has all the hoes on him

  • Greg

    No surprise there…though I am surprised it took her this long to come to her senses.

  • ari

    The only surprise is that it took her so long.

  • Nina

    It’s too bad, but he was such a cheater, it was pathetic.

  • um

    Now he can go be with Miley.

  • mg

    Those “tough times” could have been easily avoided. :/

  • GFW

    “Well, after he ridiculed her in all ways possible…”
    How so?

  • kel

    Least surprising split announcement.

  • Love The Shoes

    Not a fan or fond of either one of them but I don’t wish the breakup of any relationship unless it’s abusive. That said, If anyone failed to see this coming then even Stevie Wonder is ready to pop you one! You can’t tell me he had self control while shooting “Blurred Lines” OR when he had his hands up that woman’s dress. Puhleessse! He finally got the fame he’s been shooting for and I think the temptation is just to much to pass up.

  • allison

    I think the last straw was him being pictured kissing some girl at a party. The success of Blurred Lines went to his head.

  • Rocky

    God, they’ve known each other forever. Sad.

  • 2 Cents

    They’ve been on and off 22 years, high school sweethearts, married for nearly 10, they have a child and survived a miscarriage already together….he finally gets a little bit of fame and they split. I’m not sure what goes on behind their closed doors, no one does, so I’m not solidly saying why they broke up….but he displayed some pretty trashy behavior since the fame of “Blurred Lines”, and there have been so many pictures that lead me to believe he wasn’t quite faithful. It’s said what fame can do to a couple, how parties can succumb to Hollywood trashiness that can ruin a relationship between two people who have spent nearly a quarter of their life together. I hope they actually are decent with each other so that can raise their son without too much drama, but if there was cheating on either sides (although I think it’s all Robin), then I’m glad they are ending that toxic relationship. I’ve always thought Paula to be pretty but kind of ditzy in interviews (she might not be, but that’s the impression she gives off) so that’s why I chalked it up to when she was standing by his VMA decision with Miley, etc. etc. I thought she was just publicly standing by her man. Now I’m second-guessing that she was being sincere. She was probably only putting on an act to show a united front because I honestly can’t see how a woman raising her child with a man can support all those crazy changes that Robin has showed. It’s like now that he feels “wanted” by so many women, he’s having some early mid-life crisis and trying to tap everything that offers and doing that old man hip shaking move whenever he can. Watch yourself Robin. You might break something.

  • truth


    Please – the ass groping he did with other women – Miley’s VMA performance with him has NOTHING to do with this break up – he is the definintion of a trashy cheater of a man!

  • wow


    Miley does not want him!

  • alexandra

    she has seen the light!!

  • Ugonna Wosu

    @Effy: if you think antics on a stage are enough to end an entire marriage, good luck to you when you get married.

  • Paula wins

    I hope she gets full custody of that baby and takes him to the cleaners and wipes out his assets. She deserves nothing less. He’s a major cheater and a bast a r d for doing that to her and his son.

  • Love The Shoes

    @Ugonna Wosu: Ugonna Wosu, if you think a spouse is just to accept bad improper behavior just because of some asinine wrongheaded belief that “ifs just the nature of the game” then sad for you when you get married.

  • @14

    @Love The Shoes: Well Put

  • Leigh

    This is so very sad! If you truly love somebody, would you not stick to your marital covenant?? Does marriage means anything to anybody anymore??

    Does he not remember what it was like growing up without his mother and father in the same household? Like father – like son???

    Give the little boy a chance to grow up to be a real gentleman, who respects ladies, and loves himself enough to love and be in love with only one woman – His wife!!

    Poor little Julian, he does not stand a snowball chance in hell!!

    WOW, the generational curse continues!!

  • Cas

    No one knows why it’s all speculation. Paula is an actress and has kissed several men on screen and been in sexual acts with men on screen and it’s all just acting. Robins video and performances could be acting as well so maybe it really didn’t bother her. Maybe she chucked it up to acting.

  • Serena

    @2 Cents:
    Soooo right!!!!!!!

  • fatalreview

    @Greg: she was just waiting till all the revinue for blurred lines came in so she could optimize her settlement

  • Amy

    The rumors are they had an open marriage but who knows…

  • No Surprise

    I heard she was fooling around as well. So who knows?? The bottom line is whatever the reason is a little child will be affected by not having both his parents under one roof.

  • 1hitWonder

    From CDAN

    “I think it’s been pretty obvious over the past couple of years with the number of reveals and the number of blind items that scream Robin Thicke that he is not a faithful guy. I seem to recall that his father had the same type of issues most of his run while being famous, so it shouldn’t come as much of a shock that Robin is the same way. What is surprising for the pinky ringed one is that he’s so bold that he’s perfectly willing to be a pig while his wife is at the same place with him. After the Video Music Awards, Robin and his wife Paula Patton went to a club. Robin took some time away from his wife to meet his fans. Apparently meeting your female fans now includes an obligatory finger up your skirt and ending up who knows where. I bet wish Robin had known about the mirror, but if you think this will stop him, you’re crazy.”

    No surprise. Hey Robin, we hear Fassbender’s RoHo is available for you.

  • 1hitWonder

    From CDAN
    “It’s been a busy week for Lana Scolaro. She has gone from an absolute nobody to someone who is being interviewed for Life & Style this week and probably is wondering how she can score one of those Vivid porn deals and make herself a few bucks. Lana is the person who is having her genital region fingered by Robin during a photo op. Lana said that the butt grab photo took place a week after they had met and that she and Robin made out the night of the butt grab and that he encouraged her to talk to Paula about everything and that Paula was “chill” with it all and that the three of them went to an after party together and at the party is where Robin hooked up with her in a bathroom before Robin and Paula ended up leaving earlier than planned without Lana. Yeah, that is pretty much what I said happened other than Lana didn’t give a reason why she released the photo.”

  • Chris

    @Leigh, marriage is a different thing for different people. But either way, if one part of the partnership is unhappy, why stay in it? Yes there is a child, and yes, single childhood is rough, but they both have enough money that I am sure he will do well. My mother and father stayed together until she died, and tbh, they would have likely been better apart. While they loved each other, she dictated everything in his life, and left no room for argument. Sometimes, couples may love each other, but love isn’t the only thing that holds marriages together.

  • only sad bc of their kid

    I do not like Robin Thicke for her. I think he was bringing her down. She’s a beautiful woman and I hope she finds a handsome, decent, family-oriented type of man in her future. Thicke reminds me of the guy who could have been a loser when he was young. I’ll bet he did not get the girls when he was a teenager. Like many have said, he was fine with Paula until he got the fame he’s been craving. It went to his head. But guess what? He’ll find that fame short-lived. He’s not handsome or charming enough to be a real heartthrob. I think that one day he will have many regrets, but for now, he has to learn his life’s lessons. Paula also could have had a much better career. I think both of them have been smoking a lot of pot.

  • Jen

    @Greg: Thinking the same thing too. Surprised she managed to put up with all the crap he publicly put her through since that song came out.

  • FFT

    @Chris: This right here. The problem with some people is that they stay together when they shouldn’t, effectively ruining a child’s/children’s early lives by fighting all the time and putting the children in the middle of it. They can still support the children separately. If the household isn’t happy, then why subject the children to the unhappiness and confusion.

  • redwine11

    Oh give me a break!! His actions with Miley was nothing, you prudes!
    It was his cheating, whoreing ways

  • Olivia

    Blurred Lines took off and so did it he lol!…Fool should realise that he cant keep milking that 1 and only hit forever!

  • Ugonna Wosu

    @Love The Shoes: you’re insane. Showbiz is “show”, a lot of it is an ACT. Much like acting. She didn’t have a problem with his “antics”, and I don’t believe ONE performance should be enough to end everything. Even if I agreed it was so offensive, it shouldn’t be enough to end a DECADES long love and marriage. It should take a lot more than that for her to say goodbye. Again, good luck to you.

  • trolling trolls

    Miley had nothing to do with this failed marriage that was dead years ago but Paula pretend like it was roses and sh*t. She tried to lie to herself and us that her husband was NOT a DOUCHEBAG extraordinaire which he so is. Where does he buy his clothes douchebag are us or I dress like slimball he looks gross, he is gross I don’t feel bad for her she had done it to herself.

    I just hope she finds a better stylist because just like her taste in husband her style is HORRIBLE. She always looks a mess. She needs to get her sh*t together she has a young boy because all Robin will do now he be his gross disgusting manwh*re self.

  • Recycle

    Factors in the breakdown:
    - mediocre career suddenly takes off
    - unstable careers, both parties
    - going out since 15 – boredom
    - open marriage
    - too much pot, both
    - boredom
    - Thicke has serious father issues and wants to break out
    - did I mention being with the same person since 15 and boredom? you have to really like each other to stay that long!

    On the whole these two don’t seem like bad people. Maybe this is better. Thicke can go and sow his wild seeds and Patton doesn’t have to come out all the time and say she stands by her man.

  • Brea

    They were together since age 16 I’m shocked it lasted this long especially in Hollywood where couples divorce at the drop of a hat.

  • leelee

    I hope she milks him for every penny.

  • sad

    A Shame! Seriously Robin you suck. she was the “star” and you was just a struggling singer and now just because you finally hit it big you leave the woman who’s been with you for close to 20 years. Come on. and lets not forget about all those pictures of him with women. Thats a shame. I really liked this couple

  • sad

    I hope they work it out!

  • Sharon

    @Leigh: #25

    Does he not remember what it was like growing up without his mother and father in the same household? Like father – like son???
    Alan Thick was not the one who left that marriage to Robin’s mother Gloria Loring,. Gloria was the one who left the marriage. Alan wanted to stay in the marriage.
    Know what you are talking about before you post.

  • kelli

    too bad. they have a very long history together @ 22 years. fame gets to one of the partners and they think they can do better

  • aquarius64

    @truth: Like fooling around with someone younger and available through work never happens in Hollywood. (Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders anyone?) God help them if the lines were blurred off stage – and there’s proof.

  • sad

    @Recycle: clearly you need help there are couples who have been together for over 40 years.. thats longer than how long Robin and Paula have been alive. If you love someone it doesn’t matter how many years pass by, The problem is that television and the media has destroyed this generations understanding of marriage and fidelity. NOT all people cheat on their wives/husbands…

  • sweetness

    does her nude scenes in movies indicate she’s cheated on him…stage business is stage business but he behind the scenes let his success go to his head.