Paula Patton is finally opening up about her split from husband Robin Thicke, three months after the couple announced they were separating. Patton, 38, and Thicke, 36, were high school sweethearts and have a son together, but that was not enough to keep them together forever.
In the June 2014 issue of Vanity Fair, the actress says that though they called time on their relationship, reconciliation is not out of the question. "We've known each other since we were teenagers. All I can tell you is there's a deep love there -- always was, and always will be," she declared.
Patton and singer Thicke married in 2005 after dating throughout their teenage years. They met at an 18-and-under nightclub in Los Angeles when she was only 15 and he was 14. Thicke said in an interview last year 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 said at the time. “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.
But cheating rumors seemed to get the best of the pair, ever since Thicke's raunchy VMA performance with Miley Cyrus last year. Thicke was thought to have crossed the line with a young female shortly after, when a picture surfaced on the Internet showing the crooner grabbing college student Lana Scolaro's butt while smiling. Then in January, he got a bit too close for comfort to a beautiful curly-haired woman while performing at a Paris nightclub.
But Thicke has made it no secret that he wants Patton back. "I want everybody here to know: I'm trying to get my girl back," he told the audience at his show in Fairfax, Virginia, in February, before dedicating his hit song “Lost Without U” to her. "She's a good woman."