Since his public split with wife Paula Patton, Robin Thicke has been on a mission to win her back, naming his new album after her.
This week, the singer sat in the hot seat to discuss the project, opening up about his estranged wife of nine years, as well as the new album, in the deeply personal interview with Hot 97.
“I haven’t seen her for four months,” he admitted. “She’s the best girl in the world, a great mother and still a good friend. But, 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.”
As the interview continued, Thicke said the ouple may need some time to mend their marriage. “If you’ve been together that long, you kinda became adults together instead of being adults and then meeting,” he said. “But maybe a year or two off, we’ll become our own people without each other and then it will be meant to be.”
He also admitted that he had “a little too much” fun with his success. “I’m a man. I messed up and I had to lie for a while, and then I stopped lying,” Thicke explained. “This whole album is me revealing everything.
“We’re apart because we just couldn’t be together anymore for a while. There’s a hundred different reasons. There isn’t just one… I changed, and I got a little too selfish, a little too greedy, and little too full of myself.”
Despite how things played out, Thicke says he’s working to better himself… and music is the beginning. “My music is my therapy. When I make these songs and I listen back to them, they make me feel good about myself because at least I’m admitting my faults, I’m trying to become a better man and better person, better father.”
Paula is available now on iTunes.