Paula Patton is not leaving Robin Thicke’s side any time soon, even after a racy photo emerged of him grabbing another woman’s derriere. The 36-year-old crooner recently spoke about their marriage, saying they have “the greatest love of the century, and the most functional, dysfunctional marriage in Hollywood.”
After last month’s VMA awards, there was controversy not only due to Miley Cyrus’ raunchy performance, but also due to Thicke’s questionable behavior. A photo surfaced online showing the singer grabbing a fan’s butt while smiling. The blonde had a short dress on, and Thicke’s hand is clearly shown going beneath her skirt. The young woman, Lana Scolaro, even has her head on Thicke’s shoulder and her arms around him. It is unclear who took the racy shot, but a Twitter user sent the photo directly to Patton, writing, “Look at the reflection girl.” It is believed Scolaro is a grad student and wealthy socialite.
But Patton did not seem to bothered by the photo, as Thicke tells Star magazine, “My only comment about the so-called scandalous photo would be that my wife and I are perfectly in love and very happily married. So no complaints here.” The pair met at a teen nightclub and dated throughout high school before getting married in 2005. They now have a 3-year-old son, Julian.
Thicke said 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 cant live without each other.”