As both of their careers take off, the pressures have success has weighed down on the marriage of singer Robin Thicke and actress Paula Patton, who’ve announced that they’ve separated.
The couple confirmed rumors Monday (Feb. 24), telling PEOPLE they will “always love each other.”
“We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time,” they said in a joint statement, after nine years of marriage.
Thicke and Patton are high school sweethearts, who first met when Thicke was 14. They married in 2005, welcomed their son Julian Fuego in April 2010, and now, are calling it quits.