Robin Thicke Opens Up About Split From Paula Patton [Video]
Rucuss staffJuly 2, 2014
Robin Thicke admits he wasn’t the best husband.
The Blurred Lines singer said he got too selfish, a little too greedy, and little too full of myself. Thicke sat down with Ebro, Rosenberg and the Hot 97 Morning Show and opened up about his failed marriage and why he and his wife, Paula Patton decided to separate.
Thicke and Patton, who were high school sweethearts, were together for more than 20 years when they announced separation earlier this year. The couple had been married for nine years.
Thicke also talked about his album, Paula, during the interview. He dedicated the entire album to his wife in an effort to get her back. He claims he hasn’t seen Patton in four months. He used the album as a form of therapy after the split. Read a few excerpts from the interview below.
On Thicke’s album Paula:
“I go back and forth from talking about her and then I’m speaking to you. So sometimes it’s about her, and sometimes I’m talking directly to her. […] It’s so hard for people who aren’t in our house to know…. the album and us breaking up has nothing to do with the success or what happened last year. It’s just two people that wasn’t
working anymore. And I’ve always been the kinda person who wants to admit his faults so I can improve as a human being. So it’s like being an alcoholic. You gotta first be able to say, ‘I got problems.’ So this album is dedicated to her, but half it is about my problems and me getting certain things together so I can be the kinda man I wanted to be.”
On the last time he saw Patton:
“I try to keep most of that private but I haven’t seen her for four months, man. We cool. She’s the best girl in the world, great mother and still a good friend. But because we just weren’t ever together anymore, I still had so much to apologize for and things I wanted to take responsibility for. But I still wanna wish her well and let her know she’s a great person and she deserves to have a great life, so it’s not all a negative album.
The album is exactly what happens when you lose the love of your life and you trying to figure it out in your head. ‘How am I gonna get through it all.’”
On if Patton heard the album:
“She hasn’t heard it. She’s only heard a few songs and I don’t think she wants to hear it right now. I think she probably, I can’t speak for her, but I think space is an important part of the healing process.”
On if he cheated:
“I’m a man and I messed up and I had to lie for a while and then I stopped lying. That was actually good for me because I was tired of lying so this whole album is me revealing everything.
I think the only thing different with this album is, it’s never her fault. In real life, relationships aren’t like that, but in this point of our relationship, the only reason we’re not together is because of choices I made.
I knew exactly what I had. It’s not that simple. After 20 years, it didn’t work for 20 years because it wasn’t right. It was right, but sometimes people grow apart. You don’t build love in a day and you don’t lose it in a day.”
[Cheating] is not why we’re apart. We’re apart because we just couldn’t be together anymore, for a while. There’s a hundred different reasons. There isn’t just one. There’s a long list. I changed and I got a little too selfish, too greedy, too full of myself.
On how he deals with the pain:
“The alcohol helps. 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, I’m trying to become a better man, better person and better father. That’s what I have to do right now.”
Watch the interview below.
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