Paula Patton and Robin Thicke’s marriage is over. Thicke, who has tried for the past few months to woo back his estranged wife, is finally giving up. On Monday, the couple put their Bel Air home on the market, with an asking price of close to $3 million. And days later, the 38-year-old crooner is reportedly telling friends that he is moving on.
A source tells TMZ that Thicke is working with an attorney to reach a financial settlement.
In February, Patton and Thicke went their separate ways after nine years of marriage, but the separation came as little shock to fans, after Thicke was photographed in compromising positions with a number of women while at nightclubs.
"We will always love each other and be best friends; however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time," they said in a joint statement to People magazine in February. But the “Blurred Lines” singer is keen on winning Patton’s heart back. “Robin desperately wants to save his marriage,” a source told TMZ at the time, adding that he wants to show Patton he can be a “good husband.”
Thicke tried hard to win back the affections of his wife. His latest album was titled “Paula,” dedicated to her. Sales, however, did not go well, and in the U.K., “Paula” only sold 530 copies in its debut week.
Patton and 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.