After a more than two-year hiatus, Paula Patton has officially returned to social media with an apologetic message to fans.
"Please forgive my long absence! Feeling so grateful for every second of this life," Patton tweeted on Tuesday. "If any of you are still out there, thank you & I'm sorry!"
Luckily, Patton's followers didn't seem to mind her extended break, and replied to her tweet with loving messages.
"We all love ya! Great to see you back in Action," celebrity chef G. Garvin tweeted back.
"No need to apologize!" tweeted one understanding fan. "Sometimes it's best to take out time for self away from social media."
Patton also shared a video on Instagram wishing fans a (belated) “happy Thanksgiving,” while showing off her new blonde hair.
"My family has been on my case all day," she wrote at the end of a caption similar to her apology tweet. "I hope you all have had a great Thanksgiving!!!"
Now that she’s back into the swing of social media, Patton has been sharing a bunch of Instagram snapshots. The photo rollout includes Patton celebrating her 41st birthday with friends on Monday (while rocking a stylish new birthday hat) and a to-do list from her mom.
star took a break from social media in February 2014, the same month that she and Robin Thicke announced their separation
. Patton filed to end their marriage in October of that year, while the divorce became final in March 2015.
See how Patton got over
her split from Thicke in the video below.