Despite Booty Grabbing Scandal, Paula Patton And Robin Thicke Cover Prestige And Speak On Their Love
For the most part, this has been a good summer, if not year, for Paula Patton and Robin Thicke. His song “Blurred Lines” was a number one jam for months, and it helped propel his sixth studio album of the same name to the top of the Billboard 200 charts. As for Patton, her film 2 Guns went number one at the box office in August, and she’s had major buzz surrounding her upcoming film, Baggage Claim. The only thing that could possibly put a dent in all that celebrating, is that picture that popped up from a VMAs afterparty where Thicke had his hand on a socialite’s bottom. And to make things worse, now she’s claiming they’ve even had an affair. But despite such rumors and Thicke’s scandalous moment, the couple seem to have an unbreakable love and spirit, which they talked about in Prestige. They discussed their influence on the other’s craft and why they can’t make it without one another in the Asian lifestyle and luxury magazine.
On the influence they have over each other’s talent:
PP: A lot. Robin got me ready for every single acting audition I’ve ever done. We read lines together when I’m working on movies. He’s my coach. I listen to every song he writes and help however I can, and I’ve written songs with him.
RT: Our product – what ends up being seen and heard – Paula is way more involved in mine than I am in hers. I help a little bit, give some notes and encourage, do whatever I can. But my music…she’s the first one to hear almost every song that I write and many times before it’s even finished being written. She helps me with my art direction and my album covers and my videos and my wardrobe, and she is really the good taste of the family [laughs]. I just keep working hard and hoping I get lucky.
On being there for one another in the ups and downs of the entertainment industry:
RT: Oh, without question. I don’t know if I would still be alive in some ways if it wasn’t for Paula. She’s been my rock, my muse, my inspiration and I love her. The whole way.
PP: I’ve been there for his down moments and he’s been there for mine. Life is full of peaks and valleys. Robin has always been a great person to remind me to celebrate now. Even when it looks like I’ve got a role but don’t know for sure, he’s like, “Let’s celebrate!”
How “Blurred Lines” has changed Robin’s life:
RT: In every single way. I’ve had three number-one songs on urban radio. I was doing well. I was doing OK. But the difference is when a million people a day watch your video and two hundred million people a week hear your song. One thing it’s done is give me the finances and the power to actually set up my own charity. You can’t get that much and not give most of it back.
How they spend free time:
PP: Talking to each other. We watch movies. Just sit and contemplate – we have a house with a bit of a view. Listening to music. Talking about what’s going on in our lives. We’re best friends. We laugh a lot. But that’s our down time. We do the things you’re supposed to do, like work out – blah, blah, blah, boring, boring. We love to travel together and travel with our child. Get out of the house. Because our house is a mad house. We don’t have normal jobs. So it’s always a work house. Robin makes music at home and my job when I’m not on set always brings people into our home.
Check out their interview in full and more photos from their photoshoot over at Prestige.com.