Paula Patton, Robin Thicke split a 'long time coming'

Sources close to Paula Patton and Robin Thicke said the split was a long time coming.
By Gabrielle Levy   |   Feb. 25, 2014 at 12:29 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Paula Patton and Robin Thicke's announcement that they were ending their nine-year marriage apparently isn't much of a surprise.

The singer, 36, and actress, 37, had strongly defended their marriage in the wake of Thicke's controversial performance with Miley Cyrus at the VMAs last August and persistent rumors of infidelity.

But sources close to the couple, who started dating as teenagers and were married in 2005, say the marriage had been falling apart for a while.

"Their marriage was unravelling for a long time," a source said. Added another: "It has been a long time coming."

The pair has a 3-year-old son, Julian, and say they remain close.

[US Weekly]

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