Robin Thicke's Divorce (Almost) Final

Judge grants divorce to him and Paula Patton
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 19, 2015 9:40 AM CDT
Robin Thicke's Divorce (Almost) Final
Paula Patton and Robin Thicke   (Jordan Strauss)

Paula Patton and Robin Thicke are another step closer to divorce. The actress was granted a divorce Tuesday from the "Blurred Lines" singer in Los Angeles. Their legal split will go into effect April 14. The 39-year-old actress and 38-year-old singer, who have a 4-year-old son, announced they were separating last year after nine years of marriage. Thicke promoted his latest album, the not-so-subtly-titled Paula, last summer with several public appearances accompanied by reconciliation pleas that apparently did not work.

In more bad news for Thicke, Marvin Gaye's children filed an injunction in court Tuesday to prevent the copying, distributing, and performing of "Blurred Lines" after a jury determined last week that Thicke and his fellow performers on the song copied elements of the R&B icon's 1977 hit "Got to Give It Up." The injunction against "Blurred Lines" could give Gaye's family leverage to negotiate for royalties and other concessions, such as songwriting credits. (Click to read about 16 of the most expensive Hollywood divorces of all time.)

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