Robin Thicke, Wife Separating He and Paula Patton 'will always love each other,' they say By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Feb 24, 2014 2:49 PM CST 12 comments Comments Robin Thicke, left, and Paula Patton arrive at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) (Newser) – Robin Thicke is not having a good week, and the latest news is a bit more serious than an anti-"Blurred Lines" petition: He and wife Paula Patton are separating. The pair met when Thicke was 14 (he's now 36 and Patton is 38), and have been married since 2005, People reports. They have one son, born in 2010. "We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time," they say in a joint statement.