Robin Thicke hasn’t seen his estranged wife, Paula Patton, in almost four months, when they split. The actress hasn’t been photographed in public since April, and while it’s unusual, she appears to be taking a break from the spotlight. The high school sweethearts are no closer than they were when they split. And there doesn’t seem to be any hope of a reunion. Thicke spoke to Hot 97 radio on Tuesday. FOX News shared the details behind the interview on July 2.
“We’re cool. She’s the best girl in the world, a great mother and still a good friend, but because we just weren’t ever 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. But I also want to wish her well and let her know that she’s a great person and she deserves to have a good life,” the singer told Hot 97. Paula is a testament to that notion. “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 to move on and get through it all,” the musician said.
Robin says the lyrics are heartfelt. “Sometimes it’s about her and sometimes I’m talking directly to her,” he said. If Thicke had his way, he’d reunite with his high school sweetheart ASAP. “If you’ve been together that long, you kind of became adults together instead of being adults and then meeting,” he said. If he and Patton take the time to grow as individuals, the singer-songwriter thinks reconciling is possible.
Celebrating the massive success of “Blurred Lines” was initially exciting, but in hindsight, Thicke admitted he had “a little too much” fun. In regard to his marital separation, he explained, “We had an amazing time together, but I just think right now, this is what’s best for our child and for ourselves.” What went wrong in their relationship? “I changed, and I got a little too selfish, a little too greedy and little too full of myself,” Thicke said.
The 37-year-old “Give It 2 U” singer also admitted, “At this point in our relationship, the only reason we’re not together is because of the choices I made…We’re apart because we just couldn’t be together anymore for awhile. There’s a hundred different reasons.” Robin is no longer wearing his wedding ring. He does take responsibility for mistakes he made during their marriage. “I’m a man. I messed up and I had to lie for a while, and then I stopped lying,” Thicke said. “That was actually good for me because I was tired of lying. This whole album is me revealing everything.”
Robin Thicke says that with his marriage in a state of flux, he’s focusing on his career for now. “My music is my therapy. When I make these songs and I listen back to them, they make me feel good about myself because at least I’m admitting my faults,” the star said. “I’m trying to become a better man and better person, better father.” Are you a fan of Robin?