Paula Patton decided to end the marriage, Robin Thicke tried to talk her out of it


While it’s always sad when a marriage comes to an end, I’ve been somewhat amused with the celebrity-media coverage of Robin Thicke and Paula Patton’s split thus far. It’s like people are going through the motions of “this is so sad, no one was expecting it,” when really, everyone was expecting it and many of us believe that Robin had a wandering dong (or simply a wandering groping hand). Many of us also believe that Paula just got to the point where staying with Robin was getting embarrassing. So here’s TMZ’s confirmation of that:

Robin Thicke threw a Hail Mary last Friday to try to save his marriage … cancelling his Atlanta concert and flying to Canada to plead with his wife … TMZ has learned.

Sources connected with the couple tell us … Paula Patton told Robin Friday she wanted to end the marriage. Robin then abruptly cancelled his show, saying he had throat problems. But the cancellation was solely so he could sit with his wife and try to change her mind.

We’re told Paula — who is shooting a movie in Vancouver — and Robin had a long, face-to-face talk … both acknowledging they had not been getting along and frequently arguing.

Our sources say in the end Robin realized Paula was determined to end the marriage and reluctantly agreed, but was very upset. We’re told she was also upset.

The next day Robin cancelled his Orlando concert so he could be with their child.

[From TMZ]

I think it’s nice that Robin was the one to fly to Paula and try to talk her into staying with him. I mean, that’s nice for Paula, that at least her husband wanted to try to make it work in the end. It’s a much better situation than, say, Robin sending her a note saying, “Got it. Smell ya later!” and partying with club girls that night.

E! News has a summary of Paula and Robin’s “rocky year” and what’s interesting is just how many times Paula saved face even when there was mounting evidence that all was not well in their marriage.

Robin just canceled his show tonight in North Carolina too. I wonder… is Robin going to play this like “she left me, I’m so devastated”? That will be interesting.



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  1. Shelby says:

    Don’t know why but I hate the way he poses in pics, that arm out a foot away from his body, weird man…gives me the creeps

    • Jackie Jormp Jomp (formerly Zelda) says:

      I mean, he has to have a bad arm or something, right?

    • ZigZagZoey says:

      Thank you for noticing!!! Almost every pic, same arm flinging out to the side…..
      I was hoping someone else noticed that.

    • sienna says:

      We used to refer to that as I.L.S. for “Imaginary Lat Syndrome”. Gross guys who act like their lats are so big that they can’t put their arms, straight down by their sides. Kinda like GI Joe.

  2. CTgirl says:

    Maybe apart he’ll quit with the inappropriate touching of starlets and she’ll quit trying to show everyone her starlets in those dresses.

  3. Kristin says:

    No surprise here. And now for months and months of Robin Thicke relationship gossip…. sigh.

  4. Dommy Dearest says:

    Well we can expect his next album to be about this.

    Good for her, I would have gotten fed up a long time ago with most all of the things he’s done.

  5. lunchcoma says:

    Whether or not they had an open marriage, she’s been really tolerant. Most couples that have that kind of arrangement have some rules about privacy and decorum, and in most cases, both partners are getting the chance for some fun. Here, Robin isn’t even trying to keep things quiet and Paula is either very discreet or not seeing anyone herself.

    Who else is he going to find who’s both willing to put up with that and not a complete golddigger? He’s already toward the end of his 15 minutes. Though I at least give him credit for realizing he’s been an idiot. I had kind of thought that he’d run out and replace her with a young model, who would dump him as soon as his next album wasn’t a megahit.

    • That’s what I’m starting to think. Either this was a one sided open marriage i.e. Robin gets the goods while Paula stays faithful, or he was getting a big head over his success w/Blurred Lines and suddenly thought he was all that, and didn’t have to hide it.

      But to be fair, I’d never heard of Robin Thicke until Blurred Lines–so I’m wondering if he’s always behaved this way, but it never got attention until he got ‘famous’….

  6. foxyw says:

    Robin Thicke’s behavior summed up by lyrics from “Boys Don’t Cry” by The Cure:

    “Misjudged your limits
    Pushed you too far
    Took you for granted
    Thought that you needed me more.”

    That is what is happening here, in a nutshell.

    • someone says:

      Wow, love The Cure lyrics! Any mention of The Cure flashes me back to the early 90s and how my friends and I listened to the Disintegration and Wish cds constantly.

  7. Kim1 says:

    I hope they can work it out.I have a soft spot for them because parents got together @ 14 and stay married for 32 years until my mother died.

  8. Hello Kitty says:

    What in Eastern Block ice dancing outfit hell is she wearing in the first picture? Marchesa?

    On topic: good for her. She can do better.

  9. Denise says:

    I can’t see his flying to see her as a grand gesture because guys like him tend to only put in the effort when all their fun having backfires and they get desperate. Too late too late, I’m sure. He thought he could have his cake and eat it too. Glad Paula saw the light.

  10. idk says:

    Has anyone seen the commercials for Alan Thicke’s new reality show? I wonder if Robin will make some appearances on it. This is perfect timing to debut the show isn’t it?

  11. nk868 says:

    good for her

  12. The Original Mia says:

    I tend to think his messiness with other women was the death knell. Even in an open marriage, there are rules and respect. He seemed to forget all of that in the last year. Good for Paula for taking a stand. Sad for little Julian.

    • Nikkie says:


      Of course he will try to save the marriage now. What other beautiful woman is going to go along with this open marriage trash letting him sleep with young girls without being discreet about it and still loving him? He had a good thing going on and screwed it up. He got excuses made for his behavior because people thought Paula was OK with it and joined along for threesomes. He also had a lot of Black female fans because of his marriage to Paula. He knows that’s all going to go away and he will be back to being a nobody while Paula stars in the next big Mission Impossible movie. What a douchebag.

  13. Musi says:

    I’m actually happy for her, she’s been quite tolerant for a while. And if she was indeed doing same I applaud her for her discreetness.

  14. AlmondJoy says:

    I always suspected that underneath the overly bubbly, “anything goes” act was a very unhappy woman. They’ve been together pretty much their whole lives, so I know this hurts. I hope they can work things out peacefully for their beautiful little boy.

  15. paola says:

    I’m glad to know she ended it. He’s a pig.
    And now I like her more.

    • Nikkie says:

      I didn’t have a problem with her before but like her more too for finally leaving him. Her son would have grown up thinking his Dad’s disrespectful behavior towards his Mom was normal. Robin’s father Alan Thicke was a complete pu**sy hound which no doubt Robin picked up as a normal way to act.

    • Zwella Ingrid says:

      Yes! Love it that she did this. As for him, maybe Miley is available?

  16. Chicagogurl says:

    I actually think having a child killed their relationship and thats when they grew apart. They have both been very open about how she does the lions share of the parenting…the day to day stuff and it seems like he was always, “we’ll have more kids later” and she was very much “no, we won’t. you can’t even help with this one”.

  17. Mingy says:

    i guess he’s lost without her.

  18. Jaded says:

    It’s one thing to have an open marriage, agreed upon by both parties, but carry it on in a discreet and mature manner. It’s another to openly grope bar tarts like you’re a horny 14 year old at every public function where people take pictures. I’m sure Paula’s had it rubbed into her face countless times over the past few years that her husband is a disrespectful, greasy little horndog who has no thought for the embarrassing and hurtful consequences of his behaviour. She’s done the right thing.

    *Fluffs feathers in righteous indignation*

  19. Madpoe says:

    Those dresses she’s wearing are imprisoning her boobs.

  20. se says:

    Open relationships do not work.

    • The Original G says:

      I actually wonder whether the whole open relationship thing was just a smokescreen for his cheating, anyway. Groping randoms in public is hardly a sign of a respectful relationship open or otherwise.

    • lunchcoma says:

      I know of several that have worked over long periods of time. It’s not for me, but lots of perfectly fine things aren’t for me. However, their members tend to treat each other with more respect than we’ve seen from Robin toward Paula.

    • kibbles says:

      I don’t think open relationships work in most cases. I met a guy whose wife lost most of her sex drive after having a child. She gave him permission to sleep with other women since she had no desire to have sex. I think in a situation like this where a partner has a medical condition that does not give them any sex drive, it makes some sense to work out an open relationship. But in the case of my friend, he still loved his wife enough not to do that to her despite having her permission to cheat. Thicke was completely disrespectful to his wife. Maybe he was stupid to actually think she was okay with him groping other women in public. I always thought it was her saving face while deciding whether to leave him. Glad she finally made the decision not to put up with his behavior any longer.

  21. Dani says:

    I’m proud of her in a way. You could see in all of her interviews that beneath the ‘oh we love each other forever’ blah blah shtick that she was kind of embarrassed by him. Every other day another story of him being a creep. He had come credibility as a family man when she tolerated him, and now he’ll be left to be seen as the creep he actually is. Good for her.

  22. dj says:

    I feel like I need a shower after looking at him. Skeevy does not begin to cover my instinctual feelings about this dude. This seems like a good step for Paula to gain back some self respect.

  23. OpheliaSez says:

    I’m not positive on this, but I’m pretty sure his concert in NC was cancelled due to poor ticket sales – not due to fallout from his split with Paula. There have been protests for days at Boston University, where he is scheduled to perform in March; apparently the students don’t care for his sexist message and objectification of women. How much do you want to bet that one is cancelled also?