Paula Patton and Robin Thicke know they want it ... a separation, that is.
Patton and Thicke announced their separation today (Feb. 24). "We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time," the couple said in a statement.
The couple met more than 20 years ago when they were just high school kids. The sweethearts married in 2005 and Patton gave birth to their son Julian in 2010.
Despite their insistence that their love life is great, there were signs of trouble for much of the last year. Thicke was caught in a photo getting handsy with a young blonde fan in September 2013, which you can sear your corneas with below.
The girl in question, Lana Scolaro, later told Life & Style, "He turned off the lights so no one could see us, and he started making out with me. He was grabbing me. He was like, 'I want to get you into bed!'" Scolaro says she rejected his advances knowing he was married, but added, "I don't think he cared what [Patton] thought. I was with him the whole night!" Classy!
The whispers of marital discord grew much louder in January of this year when Thicke was spotted grinding on and getting cozy with a stunning mystery woman in a Paris nightclub.
Looks like someone blurred the lines of what's acceptable in a marriage — even a self-described unconventional one. Are you surprised by this celebrity split?
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