To the dismay of several fans of the celebrity couple, Paula Patton and Robin Thicke recently announced that they will be seeking a divorce after nine years of marriage. Although details regarding the couple’s impending divorce have yet to be reported, it appears both Patton and Thicke’s split may be relatively amicable.
In the joint statement made to People on Feb. 24, the couple reportedly stated:
“We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time.”
Many are not surprised at the news of the couple’s split, especially in light of the recent controversy surrounding Robin Thicke’s racy performance with Miley Cyrus at the 2013 Video Music Awards, and his alleged infidelity and escapades with other women. Specifically, several media sources have reported that Thicke was seen kissing socialite Lana Scolaro shortly after the 2013 VMA awards and partying with an unidentified woman in Paris about two months ago.
Hopefully, regardless of what precipitated their separation, Patton and Thicke can continue to express mutual respect for each other as their divorce process goes forward so they can collectively focus on what really matters: the best interest of their young son Julian.