Robin Thicke Says He ‘Wasn’t Actually’ Trying to Get Paula Patton Back With Album, Tried to ‘Sell the Idea'

In a new episode of 'Drink Champs,' Robin Thicke discussed whether or not he tried to get his ex-wife back with his 'Paula' album.

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Do we all remember when Robin Thicke tried to win back his ex-wife, Paula Patton, with his 2014 album Paula?

Well, the singer reminded us during his recent appearance on Drink Champs.

“I was confused ‘cause I knew that we weren’t supposed to be together anymore but I had just had a child and the last thing I wanted to do was spend half of my life away from my child,” Thicke explained when asked about the album. “The next 18 years, only seeing him three-and-a-half days a week. So there isn’t a single thing you wouldn’t try.”

He continued, “That album was the most jumbled and confused album because that was the most jumbled and confused part of my life. So I said everything I was going through. One day I wanted to get her back, the next day, I knew it was over. One day I wanted to make it work, the next day there was no chance.”

When N.O.R.E. responded that he “tried to get her back,” Thicke said, “No.”

“I tried to sell the idea of getting her back but I wasn’t actually working on getting her back at the time. Because we were already done," Thicke explained. "I wrote the songs in real time. I wrote the whole album in maybe two months. But I knew we weren’t going to be back together and that was okay. … We grew apart and that’s just something you have to respect instead of take as an L.”

Thicke and Patton married in 2005 and welcomed their son, Julian in 2010. The former couple met as teens and were together for 21 years. Their marriage saw a lot of ups and downs but the last straw for Patton appeared to be around the time of the MTV VMAs in 2013, when she claimed she discovered Thicke in bed with two naked women.

They separated in 2014 and Patton filed for divorce that year, citing irreconcilable differences, infidelity, physical abuse, and drug use. The pair also fought over custody of their son in court, with Thicke denying her allegations of cheating and abuse.

"What I thought was romantic was just embarrassing,” he told The New York Times of the album in 2015. 

"I was struggling through my toughest time, and I decided to share it ... In hindsight, the only thing I would have done differently was, I wouldn't have promoted it or sold it," he added. "I would have given it away. That would have kept the purity of the message intact."

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