Paula Patton and Robin Thicke are in the thick of a separation that might turn into divorce. Sources say that, despite Robin’s efforts to woo Paula back, she is undeterred. It has been reported that Robin Thicke has made speeches and lamented about his plight during concerts and, indeed, has cancelled several dates inexplicably. Why, after nearly 10 years of marriage and a lifetime together, are his pleas falling on deaf ears?
Here’s why: Paula says that Robin Thicke needs to prove he can be a good husband.
The split was triggered by Robin’s onstage antics with Miley Cyrus at the VMAs (you remember the twerking incident, right?). Paula felt disrespected and, adding insult to injury, the whole thing happened on TV in front of a national audience. Later, at an after party, Robin was caught gratuitously handling a random woman’s behind. The pictures got back to Paula and she lost it. The two started to argue and argue hard about whatever married people fuss about when one person is caught with their hand on (in?) someone else’s unmentionables. But that didn’t stop Robin from going out and having a good time. He was pictured again and again sitting a little too close and getting a little too cozy with women he met out on the town.
Paula was not pleased.
Things, apparently, never got any better between the former love struck duo.
Paula Patton and Robin Thicke have been an item since they met in school in 1993. Even through high school angst, fast paced careers, ups and downs, a little one in the mix, and super stardom, the couple has managed to hold it together. Will they be able to weather this storm the way they did the others?
Robin has been quoted as saying in past interviews that the two of them are no different than any other couple. Ups and downs are normal; careers that seem to be at odds with each other are too. But it is rare that a night on the town gets photographed and posted all over the media for the world to see. Rarer still are the instances when one average guy ends up getting grinded on by a hot star onstage. Normal couple? Maybe not. But they are dealing with the same troubles any of us might in the end.
The good news is that Paula hasn’t filed for divorce yet. Sources say she hasn’t even met with a divorce lawyer yet. Does this mean Robin has a chance? Only time will tell.
Paula Patton isn’t ready to take Robin Thicke back yet. He has to prove he can be a good husband, she says.