He's twerking with Miley Cyrus, she's baring it all on the big screen, but high school sweethearts and celebrity power couple Robin Thicke and Paula Patton say their marriage is going strong.
"I don’t know if I would still be alive in some ways if it wasn’t for Paula," Thicke said, in a joint interview with Patton for Prestige Hong Kong. "She’s been my rock, my muse, my inspiration and I love her. The whole way."
Thicke said he leans on Patton for everything -- not just emotionally, but in his career as well.
"She’s the first one to hear almost every song that I write and many times before it’s even finished being written," he said. "She helps me with my art direction and my album covers and my videos and my wardrobe, and she is really the good taste of the family."
After the controversial video for "Blurred Lines" was released, featuring very scantily clad women and lyrics described by some, not flatteringly, as "rapey," Patton came out in support of the highly sexual material.
And after Thicke's jaw-dropping performance with Cyrus at the VMAs, Patton said she had given the twerking a thumbs up well before the show.
Nor did she seem to worry when a photo surfaced of Thicke's hand rather far up another woman's dress at a VMAs after party, and the woman claimed he said he wanted to sleep with her.
She is "just a girl looking for some attention," a rep for Thicke and Patton said. "Paula and Robin aren't concerned."
Besides, Patton turned the tables somewhat by going topless for her recent movie, "2 Guns," with Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg.
The risqué performances don't seem to bother either Patton or Thicke, at least publicly, describing their life together with their 3-year-old son Julian as normal as it could be with their not-normal jobs.
"Talking to each other. We watch movies," Patton said, of their daily lives. "We’re best friends. We laugh a lot. But that’s our down time. We do the things you’re supposed to do, like work out – blah, blah, blah, boring, boring."