Actress finally breaks her silence on painful break-up

It has been more than a year since Paula Patton and Robin Thicke separated. 

The couple had been together for over 21 years, having met as teenagers, and married for nine years. 

Following the success of Blurred Lines, it seems that Robin’s behaviour such as being photographed with his hand on a fan’s bum, and other rumours began to take a toll on their long-term relationship and their separation was announced last February. 

Then, back in October 2014, Paula filed for divorce from Robin and the former couple share custody of their five-year-old son, Julian. 

Despite Robin’s huge efforts to get his former love back and even naming his album after her, it seems like the pair are over for good. 

Now, Paula has opened up about the split, admitting on Good Morning America that it hasn’t been easy: “I mean, the truth is, it has been challenging. But it’s been a year of growth … learning about new things. I feel like everything happens for a reason and then you have to move on and grow from there.”

Paula also said that their son, Julian, has made the split that bit easier to get through: “The thing is, you can’t wallow in sadness or stay in bed when you have a child. And they’re so full of life and wonder. And he brings me so much joy.”

Robin is also facing some serious hardship at the moment as he and Pharrell Williams are currently on trial accused by Marvin Gaye’s family of copying Gaye’s 1977 hit, Got To Give It Up on their Blurred Lines hit.