Paula Patton and Robin Thicke Announce Split

As Oscar weekend approaches, most news and gossip outlets will focus on the designer dresses actresses will be wearing and who nominated actors may bring as dates to the biggest night of the year for the motion picture industry. But what will Oscar night be without discussions about celebrity relationships? This is where potential discussions about Robin Thicke and Paula Patton may find their way onto airwaves.

The couple recently announced that they would be ending their marriage. Thicke, an R&B singer, and Patton, an actress, recently released a joint statement indicating that they mutually decided to separate and that they will always love each other and be the best of friends.

Despite what is being said in public, rumors abound as to whether they are actually divorcing. It is reported that Patton had reached a breaking point with the rampant rumors about Thicke’s infidelity. The questions were fueled by last summer raunchy rendition of his hit “Blurred Lines” where he was in several compromising positions with Miley Cyrus.

Despite the rumors surrounding their split, it is likely that they will file a joint divorce petition that will include agreements on the relevant issues in their divorce; namely property and debt division as well as custody and parenting time of their son, who was born in 2010. Since they both ostensibly have strong incomes, it is unlikely that spousal or child support will be an issue.

As of this writing, no divorce petition has been filed yet, so it remains to be seen whether their marriage is really over.

Source: ABC “Robin Thicke, Paula Patton ending marriage,” Feb.25, 2014

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