Paula Patton Says She's 'Becoming an Adult' After Split from Robin Thicke

by Jackie Willis 10:10 AM PDT, March 31, 2015
Playing Paula Patton Says She's 'Becoming an Adult' After Split from Robin Thicke

After splitting from her high school sweetheart Robin Thicke, Paula Patton says she realized she had some growing up to do.

The 39-year-old actress shared on The Meredith Vieira Show that she feels that her nine-year marriage and 21-year relationship with the "Blurred Lines" singer has held back a bit. "I went from my parent's house to moving in with Robin, and now I'm becoming an adult," she confessed on Tuesday. "I'm really, like a real woman now."

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Patton goes on to say that she's "doing really well" and though it's "been a long year," she lives in a "place of gratitude."

The Baggage Claim star was the first to file for divorce and the marriage is to be officially over on April 14. Thicke, 38, and Patton have a 4-year-old son together named Julien Fuego.

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The couple's split seems amicable. In addition to Thicke's album, Paula -- dedicated to his estranged wife -- Patton also had nice things to say about her ex to Vanity Fair. "We've known each other since we were teenagers," she said in the June 2014 issue. "All I can tell you is there's a deep love there -- always was, and always will be."