Paula Patton and Robin Thicke looked as in love as ever at the recent Los Angeles movie premiere for “Baggage Claim,” which opens nationwide Friday. Patton stars in the romantic comedy as a flight attendant who is pressured by her family to get married and then goes on a mission to find love by “running into” her ex-boyfriends. Co-stars include Boris Kodjoe, Taye Diggs, Derek Luke, Adam Brody and Jill Scott.
On the red carpet, Patton, 37, made sure to show off her enviable physique in a black sheer Rhea Costa dress and pointed-toe Giuseppe Zanotti heels.
Patton and singer Thicke, who married in 2005, seemed to be closer than ever, sharing a few kisses while on the red carpet.
The pair met at a teen nightclub and dated throughout high school. Thicke said in a recent interview that he knew right away that Patton was the woman for him. “I knew she was special the night I met her,” and years later, their love is still ironclad, he says. “As a relationship progresses, you fall in love again in so many deeper ways. You realize that you need each other and you can’t live without each other.” They now have a 3-year-old son, Julian.
After his racy performance with Miley Cyrus at the MTV VMA Awards in August, it was rumored that their marriage was in trouble, but both Patton and Thicke made it clear that that is not the case. “My wife and I are perfectly in love and very happily married. So no complaints here,” Thicke told Star magazine earlier this month.
Patton also took the performance in stride, telling host Andy Cohen on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live,” "I wasn't surprised at all. 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.”
Amethyst Tate graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College with a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology. During her time at IBT, her articles have been sourced by various...