Robin Thicke has reconciled himself to the reality that his marriage with Paula Patton is over, at least for now.
The crooner dropped by Hot 97 on Tuesday to talk about his album Paula, which is dedicated to the Baggage Claim actress. Given that the breakdown of their marriage has been highly publicized, Ebro Darden had to ask where things stand between Robin and Paula right now.
“Yeah, man. I try to keep most of that private, but I haven’t seen her for fourth months,” he told Hot 97 yesterday, adding that they’re still in communication. “We’re cool. She’s the best girl in the world–a great mother and still a good friend.”
With a lead single like “Get Her Back,” many assumed that Paula was his attempt to patch things up with his estranged wife. He clarified, though, that it was actually his chance to lay out all of his thoughts on their relationship and their split.
“Just because we weren’t ever together anymore, and I still had so much I wanted to apologize for and things I still wanted to take responsibility for,” Robin explained. “That’s pretty much what the album is about.”
He added, “I also want to wish her well and let her know that she’s a great person and she deserves to have a good life. So it’s not all a negative album.”
If anything Paula might give listeners a better peek inside his mind and emotions during their breakup because it seems like he blames himself for ruining their marriage.
“The album is exactly what happens when you lose the love of your life, and you’re trying to figure it all out in your head, how you’re going to get through it all,” Robin said. “We had an amazing time together, but I just think right now, this is what’s best as adults for our child and ourselves. ”
After all of their years together, Robin told “Good Morning America” that he thought that making an album for Paula was the least he could do for her. While Paula is an emotional album to be sure, he wanted to end there to be bright and happy highlights throughout the project.
“I didn’t want it to be all depressing, because I didn’t want her to listen to it and make her sad only,” Robin stated. “I wanted there to be moments where she had hope and positivity that her and I can both still have a great life, no matter what happens, and we’ll be great friends and great parents.”