Fans were shocked when Robin and his wife, Paula Patton, announced that they were calling it quits after 22 years. But while Robin and Paula may have seemed like a strong couple, a new report reveals that Robin’s racy VMAs performance with Miley Cyrus took a huge toll on his marriage.
Rumors swirled that Robin Thicke and Paula Patton‘s marriage was on the rocks after the singer’s racy VMAs performance with Miley Cyrus. Sadly, it seems there might be some truth to those rumors after all. A new report claims that Miley and Robin’s twerk-filled performance may have led to the demise of his marriage.
Robin Thicke & Miley Cyrus At VMAs: ‘Big Test’ On Paula Patton Marriage
Robin and Paula’s split was a long time coming, a source revealed to Us Weekly, saying, “It is not a shock to Robin or Paula, and it is something they have discussed for a long time.” It turns out Robin’s racy VMAs performance with Miley may have been the last straw for the troubled couple. “The Miley Cyrus fiasco was a big test of their relationship,” the source tells the mag.
After the VMAs, Robin reportedly begged Paula to defend his performance and to stand with him in a united front against all the criticism. “He asked her to help him out as a friend and a wife, and defend him and the performance. He begged her to speak out for him and be there for him,” the source says.
But the seemingly happy couple’s marriage was called into question again after Robin was spotted out in Paris with another woman. Even after that incident, Paula still seemed to be standing by her man. She accompanied Robin to the Grammys on Jan. 26 — but the source claims that Paula only attended the event as “a favor.”
Is Miley Cyrus To Blame?
While Miley and Robin’s performance was arguably inappropriate, we don’t think it’s fair to blame Miley for Robin and Paula’s split, especially since it seems like the couple were having trouble long before the VMAs. Plus, Robin has been caught misbehaving several times in public, including grabbing another woman’s butt at a VMAs after party and practically kissing another woman in Paris.
As saddened as we are by Paula and Robin’s split, we hope they will remain friends, especially for their three-year-old son Julian’s sake.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Was Miley to blame for Robin and Paula’s split? Let us know!
— Caitlin Beck