Robin Thicke and Paula Patton, the high school sweethearts whose marriage has been tested as of late, have decided to separate.

Robin Thicke, Paula Patton Separate

Thicke and Patton, who first met when the “Blurred Lines” singer was just 14, married on June 11, 2005 after several years of dating. In 2010, the couple welcomed their first and only child, son Julian Fuego Thicke.

"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.

The state of Thicke and Patton’s marriage was first called into question after Thicke and Miley Cyruscontroversial MTV Video Music Awards performance. While 21-year-old Cyrus, received the most criticism for the twerking and seductive use of a massive foam finger on the married Thicke, Patton had to face concern for her marriage

"It was shocking to me," she told Today, referring to the backlash. "You know what is so funny? He finished, and I was like, 'That was great! You guys killed it!' … Woke up the next morning, it was like, I got all these texts, like, 'Praying for you,' 'Hey, I'm here for you.' I'm like, 'What?!'"

"I don't know if you guys have been to a club lately, but that's how girls dance at the club," she added. "My friends dance with him like that. It's just what they do."

At the time, Patton didn’t have to address a photo that surfaced of Thicke groping a fan at New York City hotspot 1Oak after the VMAs. Nor did she have to comment on the series of pictures that surfaced in January that showed the singer dancing and embracing a young woman at Paris’ Club 79.

Over the last several months both Thicke and Patton have done nothing but boast about their marriage – even if many find it dysfunctional. Thick said they had "the greatest love of the century, and the most functional, dysfunctional marriage in Hollywood," to Star magazine.

There’s been no word as to whether or not Thicke’s speculated infidelities led to the separation.

– Chelsea Regan

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