Robin Thicke is speaking out for the first time since his split with wife Paula Patton. Apparently, Thicke was unable to make a performance at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort in North Carolina after he and his estranged wife announced their split following eight years of marriage. But he took the time to thank his fans during this period of personal turmoil.
“I want to thank everyone for the well wishes these last few days. My fans mean everything to me,” Thicke wrote on his website. “I’m looking forward to getting back on out on the road and performing in Washington, D.C., this Thursday, and the rest of the tour. Looking forward to seeing everyone out there!”
Harrah’s wrote a similar note on its website after Thicke’s unexpected cancelation. "Due to unforeseen circumstances, Robin Thicke will postpone his performance at Harrah's Cherokee originally scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 25. This concert will be rescheduled and the new date announced as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience.”
Their separation reportedly came about after multiple counts of alleged infidelity on Thicke’s part. He was photographed blurring the lines a little too much with several different women, and then there was the Miley Cyrus “fiasco” at the MTV Video Music Awards, which practically everyone saw.
According to some reports, Patton promised to keep a brave face in the media to make it through awards season. The two looked happy at the 2014 Grammy Awards, but behind closed doors the duo apparently had problems they couldn’t solve.
In their mutual statement released to People magazine, the two said they would remain friends. They began dating when Thicke was 14 and Patton was 16. They were married in 2005 and their son Julian was born five years later.
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