Childhood sweethearts Robin Thicke and Paula Patton separate.

After nine years of marriage… but insist they will remain best friends

  • Couple release a statement saying they have ‘mutually separated’
  • News comes after several reports that Robin flirted behind his wife’s back

Robin Thicke, 36, and Paula Patton, 38, have split.

On Monday the married couple of nine years – who were childhood sweethearts – announced they were separating.

‘We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time,’ they told People in a joint statement.

The news comes on the heels of several reports the 36-year-old crooner flirted behind the back of his 38-year-old actress wife.

Ever since his song Blurred Lines became a breakout hit in July 2013, the crooner has been caught in a series of bad situations.

Soon after Miley Cyrus twerked in his face and rubbed a foam finger on her private parts as she backed into him during the MTV Video Music Awards in August, he was caught with his hand on blonde socialite Lana Scolaro’s derriere.

Their only child: The couple, seen here in October, have a son named Julian, aged three

Their only child: The couple, seen here in October, have a son named Julian, aged three

 

The inappropriate image was captured with the help of a mirror behind the married star as he smiled innocently for the camera.

To make matters worse, now the socialite has come forward to TMZ to reveal that she would like to go for a drink with the singer.

‘I’d love to grab a drink with him if he asked,’ she told the site.

She added: ‘Robin acting like that with me makes me think there were many more. It’s a shame because when you have a kid, it’s upsetting.’

Also eyebrow raising was his late January flirtation with an exotic beauty inside the Parisian nightclub Club 79.

No wife would be OK with this: Miley Cyrus gyrated on the Blurred Lines singer during the MTV Video Music Awards in August

No wife would be OK with this: Miley Cyrus gyrated on the Blurred Lines singer during the MTV Video Music Awards in August

The singer was spotted embracing the looker, who had big hair and flashed a black bra. And then he was seen dirty dancing with her, grinning from ear to ear. Paula was nowhere in sight.

Though the longtime couple were seen arm-in-arm on January 25 at a Clive Davis party, just weeks later he was spotted without the Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol knockout when he went shopping with their son Julian, aged three, in West Hollywood on February 13.

Though they were man and wife for almost a decade, they met when he was only 14-years-old.

Handsy: The Give It 2 U singer had his hand on the back of sociailte Lana Scolaro's behind in August

Handsy: The Give It 2 U singer had his hand on the back of sociailte Lana Scolaro’s behind in August

 

Making the most of it! Robin Thicke took son Julian to Disneyland on Sunday after cancelling a concert at Universal Orlando on Saturday night due to losing his voice

Making the most of it! Robin took son Julian to Disneyland on Sunday after cancelling a concert at Universal Orlando on Saturday night due to losing his voice

Racy: Robin's X-Rated promo for Blurred Lines

Racy: Robin’s X-Rated promo for Blurred Lines

 

Five years after their 2005 wedding they welcomed Julian.

In 2013 the son of actor Alan Thicke said of Patton, ‘We’re pretty sure we’ve loved each other for a few lives.’

Thicke was also in the news Sunday after a student group asked Boston University to cancel his upcoming concert, according to FoxNews.

The group is claiming his Blurred Lines hit song – which he sung at the VMAs with Cyrus – are sexist.

‘Lyrics such as, “I know you want it,” explicitly use non-consensual language,’ the petition said. ‘And while watching the extremely explicit video, the insinuations grow from subtle to explicit to obnoxious.’

On Saturday he canceled a performance at Universal Studios, claiming he was having problems with his voice.

He said: ‘I never want to let down my fans, but I have unfortunately lost my voice and cannot perform.

‘I have been looking forward to going to Universal Studios in Orlando and am very sorry that my concert there (Saturday) night now has to be canceled. I apologize to everyone.’

He was seen the following day at Disneyland with his little boy.

X-Rated: Robin raised eyebrows with his video for Blurred Lines which featured the model Emily Ratajkowski naked in bed with him

X-Rated: Robin raised eyebrows with his video for Blurred Lines which featured the model Emily Ratajkowski naked in bed with him

 

 

What would Paula say? Married singer Robin Thicke left his wife Paula Patton at home as he hit the dancefloor with a fan following his gig at Club 79 in Paris

Too much: Thicke left his wife at home as he hit the dance floor with a fan following his gig at Club 79 in Paris

No mommy, just daddy: On February 13, the Magic singer took his son shopping in West Hollywood

No mommy, just daddy: On February 13, the Magic singer took his son shopping in West Hollywood

 

Source : Daily Mail

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