From childhood sweethearts, to a broken marriage—one of the hottest celebrity couples is officially splitting up. Robin Thicke and his wife, Paula Patton, have confirmed that they’re separating after almost nine years of marriage. “We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time,” said the celebrity couple in a joint statement.
We can’t really say we’re surprised with this breakup news—Robin Thicke sort of had it coming. As you may recall, the 36-year-old singer was recently accused of having an affair with at least one younger woman, and there’s a good chance that had something to do with the demise of this celebrity couple’s marriage. Back in September 2013, a photo surfaced online of Thicke groping a young female fan, 20-year-old Lana Scolaro’s, behind at a party after the Video Music Awards.
After the photo went viral, Scolaro claimed the Blurred Lines singer persistently pursued her at the party, asking her for her number and telling her that he wanted to get her in bed because he loved that she was so young. The young woman claims they made out in the bathroom while his wife was just a few feet away.
Robin Thicke denied the affair claims, saying that he and his wife were still “perfectly in love.” Paula Patton even stood by her husband through the scandal. But five months later, the singer was photographed again cozying up to another younger woman on the dance floor at a nightclub in Paris. Again, Patton supported her husband, and even attended the Grammy Awards with him on January 26. Unfortunately, it seems that the affair rumors may have finally taken their toll on the celebrity couple’s marriage.
Thicke has admitted in the past that he and his wife do fight a lot, but it always brought them closer together. “If you don’t fight, then you don’t care. If you’re not fighting for the relationship, you need to move on,” he said in a recent interview with Elle magazine. Well, it looks like Patton is finally taking his advice. After canceling several upcoming concerts, Thicke reportedly flew to Vancouver (where she’s currently filming a movie) to try and change his wife’s mind about ending their marriage, but she wouldn’t budge.
As for the alleged mistress, Scolaro says she isn’t surprised to hear that the celebrity couple has split up. “Robin acting like that with me makes me think there were many more,” she told TMZ. Although she calls the breakup a “shame,” she has a counteroffer for Thicke: “I’d love to grab a drink with him if he asked.”
What do you think: Should Paula Patton give Robin Thicke another chance?
Kennedy, J.R., “Robin Thicke, Paula Patton announce split,” Global News web site, February 24, 2014; http://goo.gl/2UeiSR.
“Robin Thicke propositioned by the woman he infamously ‘grabbed’ at the VMAs last year following his split with wife Paula Patton,” Daily Mail web site, February 25, 2014; http://goo.gl/GKqKw3.
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