Paula Patton has been granted a divorce from Robin Thicke, singer of Blurred Lines, after nine years of marriage. The official effective date of the split will be April 14th. The couple has one son together.
Thicke’s career hit an all-time high with his song with Pharrell Williams, but the instant success also contributed to the downfall of his relationship with Patton. Sadly, Thicke always referred to Patton as the love of his life and she was the inspiration behind much of his music. In fact, she even appeared in some of his music videos.
Thicke’s latest album, Paula, was not a big success. Thicke made several appearances and often made public pleas to Patton to reconcile. His pleas fell on deaf ears.
It has been rumored that Thicke’s infidelity was the reason for the breakup. He also had issues with drugs and alcohol. In fact, Thicke stated:
“I’m a man. I messed up, and I had to lie for a while. And then I stopped lying. And that was actually good for me, because I was tired of lying. So this whole album is me revealing everything.”
As for Patton, she has stated that it is time to move on:
“I mean, the honest truth is it has been challenging, but it’s been a year of growth — lots of healing, learning about all new things. But, I’ve come out of it stronger, and my son’s happy, and I’m very, you know, I feel like everything happens for a reason. And then you have to move on and grow from there.”