Robin Thicke and Paula Patton Open Up About Marriage: “We’re Best Friends”
“I don’t know if I would still be alive in some ways if it wasn’t for Paula,” says Thicke. “She’s been my rock, my muse, my inspiration and I love her. The whole way.”
Patton adds, “I’ve been there for his down moments and he’s been there for mine. Life is full of peaks and valleys. Robin has always been a great person to remind me to celebrate now. Even when it looks like I’ve got a role but don’t know for sure, he’s like, ‘Let’s celebrate!'”
The couple’s three-year-old son Julian has changed everything.
Thicke explains, “My son is my good-luck charm; he’s made me not think about myself all day long. All of a sudden he shows up with his beautiful smile and perfect energy and makes me go, ‘Ah, forget my little problems.’ He’s an amazing child.”
“You can have all the success in the world. But if your child is not happy and content, none of it matters,” says Patton. “He doesn’t have to be a billionaire, he doesn’t have to be smart. But he has to be kind and compassionate to others.”
Patton says that the couple influence and help each other artistically.
“Robin got me ready for every single acting audition I’ve ever done,” she tells the magazine. “We read lines together when I’m working on movies. He’s my coach. I listen to every song he writes and help however I can, and I’ve written songs with him.”
Thicke adds, “Our product – what ends up being seen and heard – Paula is way more involved in mine than I am in hers. I help a little bit, give some notes and encourage, do whatever I can. But my music… she’s the first one to hear almost every song that I write and many times before it’s even finished being written.”
With the enormous success of his hit “Blurred Lines” comes big responsibility, says the singer-songwriter.
“One thing it’s done is give me the finances and the power to actually set up my own charity,” explains Thicke. “You can’t get that much and not give most of it back.”
So how do Thicke and Patton spend their free time?
“Talking to each other,” she says. “We watch movies. Just sit and contemplate – we have a house with a bit of a view. Listening to music. Talking about what’s going on in our lives. We’re best friends. We laugh a lot. But that’s our down time. We do the things you’re supposed to do, like work out – blah, blah, blah, boring, boring. We love to travel together and travel with our child. Get out of the house.”
And where do the jet-setters most like to travel?
Thicke tells the magazine, “We love Paris because we had our most romantic endeavours there and we fall in love again every single time. We love the Caribbean or some of the spots in Mexico, like Baja California. Whenever we can, we like to get close to some sun and some sand and some fruity drinks with alcohol in them [laughs]. But Julian gets the virgin daiquiri.”