Robin Thicke Reveals He Hasn't Seen Estranged Wife Paula Patton In Four Months
Robin Thicke Hasn't Seen Paula Patton In Four Months
Thicke revealed that he hasn’t seen Patton in four long months during an interview for New York’s Hot 97 radio station on Tuesday.
“I try to keep most of [my relationship] private, but, I haven't seen her for four months," Thicke said on the Ebro in the Morning program, adding, "If you’ve been together that long, you kinda became adults together instead of being adults and then meeting. But maybe a year or two off, we’ll become our own people without each other and then it will be meant to be."
Thicke’s latest studio album, aptly named Paula, was inspired by their once-loving relationship that started to deteriorate, which ultimately led to a separation.
"The album is exactly what happens when you lose the love of your life and you're trying to figure it out in your head," Thicke explained. "How am I going to move on and get through it all? We just weren't happy together anymore and I still had so much I wanted to apologize for, and things I wanted to take responsibility for, so that's pretty much what the album's about."
Although Thicke has put his split from Patton front and center while promoting his album – making confessions of love and apologies at every stop along the way – he doesn’t believe she’s heard his album in full. Thicke acknowledges that Patton likely wants her space from him.
"She hasn't heard [the album]," the singer admitted. "She's only heard a few songs. I don't think she wants to hear it right now. I can't speak for her, but I think space is an important part of any healing process."
Why Did Robin & Paula Split?
As for why exactly the two decided to separate, Thicke maintains that they were, and perhaps are, right for each other, but that a number of things added up that ultimately forced them apart.
"It didn't work for 20 years because it wasn't right—it was right. Sometimes people grow apart. You didn't build love in a day and you don't lose it in a day,” Thicke said.
“[Cheating] is not why we're apart," Thicke added, though not saying it wasn’t part of the problem. "We're apart because we just couldn't be together anymore for a while. There's a hundred different reasons, there isn't just one. There's a long list… I changed, and I got a little too selfish, a little too greedy, and little too full of myself."
Thicke and Patton, who have son Julian Fuego Thicke together, announced their separation in February after nine years of marriage.
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