‘The Only Reason We’re Not Together Are The Choices I’ve Made:’ Robin Thicke Speaks Openly About The Demise Of His Marriage
Though their split was highly publicized, there was not much that we were made aware of about Paula Patton and Robin Thicke’s separation. We knew that the split was her idea. We know that he wants her back. We know that he dedicated an entire album to her. But other than that, not much has been confirmed regarding what actually caused the split in the first place. Well, until now that is. Earlier today, Robin sat down for a really candid discussion with HOT 97 regarding his new album, “Paula,” and the demise of their marriage.
For one, as many have predicted, Robin says that he is at fault for their marriage being over.
“I’m a man. I messed up and I had to lie for a while,” the “Get Her Back” singer bluntly told Ebro Darden. “Then I stopped lying.”
While he admits that coming clean was good for his own personal well-being, it meant lights out for his relationship with Paula.
“That was actually good for me because I was tired of lying. But this whole album is me revealing everything.”
“At this point in our relationship, the only reason we aren’t together are the choices I’ve made.”
Of course, nearly everyone has noticed that their marriage seemed to fall apart around the time that his career took an extremely successful turn following the release of “Blurred Lines.” To that, Robin confessed that he probably had “a little too much fun” during that time, which didn’t help his marriage. He adds that on the album, some songs are written about Paula, while others are written directly to her. However, while he sort of admits to stepping out on Paula, he says that outside women were not the only contributing factor in their breakup. The “Blurred Lines” singer admits to changing and becoming extremely selfish.
“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.”
Robin and Paula haven’t been in each other’s presence in four months. While he clearly wants her back, he revealed that this separation is probably for the best—at least for right now.
“I haven’t seen her for four months,” he admitted. “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.”
However, if given the chance, Robin says he’d jump at the opportunity to be back with Paula.
“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: “Maybe a year or two off, we’ll become our own people without each other and then it will be meant to be.”
Watch Robin’s full interview below. Thoughts?
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