Is Paula Patton getting revenge on husband Robin Thicke for letting Miley Cyrus twerk on him at the VMA Awards last month? Though Patton claims she didn't get what all the fuss was over the raunchy performance, the “Baggage Claim” actress put the moves on "Today" host Al Roker earlier this week.
Wearing a leopard-print Dolce & Gabbana dress and red pumps for her morning-show appearance, Patton jokingly danced seductively on the 59-year-old as they both stood up, with co-hosts Savannah Guthrie and Willie Geist looking on in surprise. Guthrie sang a snippet of Thicke’s song “Blurred Lines,” saying, “Hey hey hey.” She then asked Roker if he was okay, and whether his wife, Deborah Roberts, a fellow ABC News journalist, would get mad.
“Luckily nobody will see this,” he replied with a laugh. “Thank you so much.”
Though Patton took Cyrus’ performance in stride, telling host Andy Cohen on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live,” "I wasn't surprised at all,” it seems she may have been trying to make Thicke a bit jealous with her surprise dance.
"Honestly, they rehearsed for three days beforehand, and I don't know how not to dance with someone having their booty in your ... all my friends do it like that. And I don't really know what the big deal is."
During the now-infamous performance, Thicke, 36, joined the 20-year-old former Disney Channel star on stage for a version of his summer hit “Blurred Lines” after she performed her latest chart-topper, “We Can’t Stop.” Wearing latex underwear, Cyrus stuck her tongue out as she twerked on the crooner, nuzzled his neck, and touched his groin with a giant foam hand.