The Crazy Sexy, Yet Totally WTF Relationship of Paula Patton and Robin Thicke

Madison Vanderberg

After eight years as man and wife and nearly 20 years of dating, Paula Patton and Robin Thicke have decided to separate.

From their constant TMI talk to those open marriage rumors, let’s take a look back at one of Hollywood’s most confusing yet totally sexy relationships.


They met when they were 14 years old…at a NIGHTCLUB FOR TEENS.

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But they didn’t get married for another 13 years.

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Commence adorable/obnoxious PDA photos.

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And commence gushy and overly TMI quotes about their super hot marriage.


“The spice is not our problem,” Robin said in 2013 about maintaining the “spice” in their marriage. “We’re overspiced. We could probably take a few spices off the shelf.”

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“She’s my mama and I’m her daddy. I even call her mama and she calls me daddy,” said Robin in 2011.

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“I like to try to get her into double-digit orgasms as much as possible. It doesn’t happen all the time, but when I’ve got my mojo and my swag, it happens!” Robin famously revealed in 2013.

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Paula confirmed the rumors that Robin does in fact have a “big d*ck.” She said, “Robin’s like, ‘Listen, if I’m, you know, in the Miami Heat’s locker room, I don’t know where I stand, but…’ But I think that statement is fairly accurate!”



When asked what is the secret to their marriage, Paula simply said, “Sex!”

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And then of course, Paula played the love interest in Robin’s video for “Love After War” and it was as sexy and cute as one might expect.



But then Robin Thicke had that whole Miley Cyrus situation.

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Which had everyone up in arms…except Paula. She stated, “I don’t really know what the big deal is.”


But then there was THIS situation.


The now-infamous hand-up-skirt photo only encouraged rumors that Robin had cheated on Paula.


But a day after the photo went viral, Robin and Paula stepped out looking as loved up as ever.

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Ok? They even did a joint interview where Robin said, “Paula’s my rock, my muse, my inspiration and I love her.”


And then Robin was spotted getting his freak on with some young Paula Patton look-alike at a nightclub in Paris. You can see the pics here.

Of course, this just brought out all those “Robin and Paula have an open marriage” rumors, which you can believe or not believe…

Cut to today and Paula Patton and Robin Thicke’s supposedly open marriage could only handle nine years of Miley grinding, cheating allegations and lots and lots of interviews about their sex life.

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