Sad news to pass along today … singer Robin Thicke and his wife Paula Patton have decided to separate after almost 9 years of marriage. In a statement that Paula released to People magazine today, she reveals that the couple are planning to remain “best friends” but have mutually decided to separate. In the past year or so, there has been talk that Robin may have been unfaithful to his marriage vows but thru all that talk, the couple remained adamant that they were still very happy together. No reason was given for the split but if this separation turns into something more permanent, we may likely learn more about why the couple decided to break-up. Click below to read Paula‘s statement on her split from Robin and see exactly what she has to say about the dunzoness of her marriage.
Paula Patton and Robin Thicke are ending their longtime marriage. “We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time,” the singer and the actress told PEOPLE on Monday in an exclusive statement. The pair, who first met when Thicke was 14, have been married since 2005 and welcomed son Julian Fuego in April 2010. Thicke, 36, long had been very expressive about his marriage to Patton, 38, saying last fall, “We’re pretty sure we’ve loved each other for a few lives.”
9 years together is a very long time. Like any other couple, Paula and Robin have weathered their fair share of ups and downs over the course of their relationship but at this point, they appear unwilling or unable to carry on together as a couple. Of course I don’t know for sure but my guess is that the rumors about Robin‘s infidelity may have something to do with the split. I hate to admit it but where there’s smoke, there usually tends to be fire. Robin has been riding the wave of popularity caused by his megahit single Blurred Lines for the past year, it’s possible that somewhere along the way he did something to lead the couple to this “mutual” decision. Again, all guesswork … we won’t know for sure unless someone goes on the record. I must admit, I’m always saddened when a longtime couple breaks up like this. It is always possible that the couple may reconcile but to clarify, when a couple officially files for legal separation, it’s usually the first step toward divorce (the split of a couple’s assets here in California goes up to the time of official separation … any money generated by each person after they file for separation would not be split in following divorce proceedings). I wish them both well. Breaking up is hard to do.