A year ago, Robin Thicke was on top of the world, enjoying the success of his No. 1 single “Blurred Lines.” But a very different Thicke was in the hot seat during his return visit to Hot 97’s “Ebro in the Morning” on Tuesday. A more somber Thicke sat down to discuss his new album Paula, which was inspired by his wife of nine years, Paula Patton.
During the honest and deeply personal interview, he revealed that he and Patton still live separate lives.
“I haven’t seen her for four months,” he admitted. “She’s the best girl in the world, a great mother and still a good friend. But I also want to wish her well and let her know that she’s a great person and she deserves to have a good life.”
The couple, who met when they were in high school, may need some time to mend their marriage. “If you’ve been together that long, you kinda became adults together instead of being adults and then meeting,” he said. “But maybe a year or two off, we’ll become our own people without each other and then it will be meant to be.”
He admitted that he had “a little too much” fun with his success. “I’m a man. I messed up and I had to lie for a while, and then I stopped lying,” he said. “This whole album is me revealing everything.”
Patton hasn’t heard the album yet. “She’s only heard a few songs, and I don’t think she wants to hear it right now.”
But his success isn’t the only reason they split up. “We’re apart because we just couldn’t be together anymore for a while. There’s a hundred different reasons. There isn’t just one.”
“I changed, and I got a little too selfish, a little too greedy, and little too full of myself.”
But he’s working to better himself. “My music is my therapy. When I make these songs and I listen back to them, they make me feel good about myself because at least I’m admitting my faults, I’m trying to become a better man and better person, better father.”
Watch Robin put it all out there.