With 20 years of what seemed to be nothing short of a fairy tale relationship, Robin Thicke and Paula Patton are finished. This headline has single-handedly sent shock waves throughout social media. The announcement of their split was followed by what could be perceived as closing remarks. It appears as if this could be a separation with the promise of reconciliation. The statement released summed up the fact that they still love each other, and will always be friends. However, at this moment in time, they have mutually decided to separate.
This was a very unexpected move to most. The two met in 1993 when they were very young. In fact, it was when Robin and Paula were in high school, and Thicke was only 14-years-old. One would never expect to meet the love of their life so young. He often told the story of serenading her with “Forever My Lady,” and calling her endlessly. This was a couple that appeared to be deeply in love, despite normal marital issues. Nevertheless, there is no such thing as a perfect relationship.
However, in the public eye, the perception of perfection is often all that matters. Therefore, the fact that Paula and Robin appeared inseparable created the initial shock. Being in the public eye for so long has been known to create some friction in most high-profile relationships. Then add a media circus and a racy album, and there you have it. RobinThick and Paula Patton are finished, but given the circumstances, it does not sound that outlandish to many that this is the case.
In the middle of last year, Robin Thicke performed his hit song Blurred Lines with Miley Cyrus at the MTV Awards. There was a lot of press surrounding the provocative stage show. Miley sang along with Robin as she shamelessly twerked on him. The backlash got so bad that Paula began receiving messages of prayers and well wishes. However, she recalled congratulating them on a great performance. It was not the jealous reaction the public assumed. However, the media still says that is when things began to fall apart between them. Others cite that is got rough before then with Thicke’s X-Rated video for Blurred Lines.
Nevertheless, all the media print is just assumptions; nothing is confirmed. Only the two of them know the real reason for the separation of a 10-year marriage, and 20-year friendship. With the history and emotions between them, it appears likely to most that their son will keep the bond alive. If anything, the time apart may allow them to see the beauty in the love they have, and what it created. It is not far-fetched, as Thicke not only wrote a song, he also proclaimed to Oprah on Next Chapter that he is lost without Paula. A love that began so young and effortless may well still have the ability to flourish. Optimistic fans are ignoring all the headlines that speak of their separation, possible infidelity and dishonesty. They appear determined to remember how pure and unadulterated love seems when people are young, and imagine it lasting 20-years. They are asking themselves if it the headlines are really true. Are Robin Thicke and Paula Patton really finished, or is it just a much-needed time out?
By: Schelett Rickenbacker