But, seeing that they've been together for over two decades, it's safe to say that the once-couple has weathered a few storms. In hopes for both to be happy – whether it be together or not – here's a look at Paula Patton and Robin Thicke's relationship seen and heard through his music. Patton's been a part of Thicke's musical career way before he decided to dedicate his upcoming seventh studio album to her.She graces the cover of Thicke's 2003 debut album, "A Beautiful World," naked. "Paula also makes a debut in the video for Thicke's "Love After War" title track, which features them making up after a fight.Thicke later casted Patton as the leading lady in the music video for "Lost Without U," his second single from his second album, "The Evolution of Robin Thicke." "I was going through an insecure period and wanted my lady to tell me how fabulous and how sexy and how wonderful I am," he told MTV about the song. "For y'all that don't know me and my wife separated, but I'm trying to get my girl back," he said. Thicke has sung about Patton through out his discography; there's no surprise there.He recently dedicated the 2007 single to her during his first tour stop in Washington D. In the 2009 "Something Else" single, "Dreamworld," Thicke touches on the racial discrimination him and his wife face: "There would be no black and white, the world just treat my wife right/ We could walk down Mississipi and no one would look at us twice."Once, in the middle of an argument, Paula told Thicke that "no matter how hard you try, or how compassionate you are, you'll never know what it's like to be a Black women." Thicke told Essence that he got up, then and there, and wrote 2011 "Love After War" single, "I Don't Know How It Feels to Be You," in five minutes.23, when they were photographed on vacation in Brazil.Latifah and Nichols were together for more than a year on the heels of Latifah’s 8-year-relationship with previous girlfriend, fitness instructor Jeannette Jenkins.Latifah, whose real name is Dana Elaine Owens, is reportedly dating actress Paula Patton, 40, the ex-wife of singer Robin Thicke.She also contributed to the making of Thicke's successful, yet controversial, song, "Blurred Lines.""Some of it was my wife's idea. So she's my creative partner and muse," he told NOW, via The Frisky.
At one point in the "Get Her Back" video, Thicke writes: "I wrote a whole album about you." "I don't care," she responds. Thicke sang Steve Wonder's "Jungle Fever" to Patton as they danced.
(Damn.)Neither of them have publicly spoken on what exactly contributed to the separation, whether it be one recent thing or if it's been brewing. At the time, Thicke was 14-years-old and she was 15-years-old. They dated all throughout high-school and college, breaking up once. Five years later, Patton gave birth to their baby boy, Julian Fuego Thicke, on April 6, 2010.