How excited we were back in April to find out that R&B superstar Robin Thicke and his wife Paula Patton gave birth to their first son, Julian. Mr. Blue-Eyed Soul, one of today’s hottest talents, now adds the title of “daddy” to his extensive resume of singer, songwriter and producer. Last week, the cute lil’ man turned two months old, and Thicke couldn’t be happier to be celebrating his first official Father’s Day. Back in December, when his wife was still with child, ESSENCE.com spoke with Thicke and he expressed some of his fears. “I’m afraid of not being patient enough, but most of the time that’s when I’m scared or worried about the future. I want to work on that. My biggest fear is being able to be there, because I don’t know if kids ever think their parents were there enough,” Thicke honestly admitted. Seems like the excitement of being a new dad has shaken loose those fears, as ESSENCE.com checked back in with the new father to see how everything was holding up. ESSENCE.com: Robin! Congratulations on the new baby! ROBIN THICKE: Thank you, thank you! ESSENCE.com: It’s your first Father’s Day, how has fatherhood been? What are some of the best moments you’ve experienced since Julian was born? THICKE: All the songs that are pouring out of me. Every time I’m with him, or see him, it brings up so many new thoughts and feelings in me. I’ve been writing, because there are some amazing things I want to talk about, and they are all coming out of me at an amazing pace. Some of the best moments are when I am holding him, and I start singing my new songs to him — if he cries, I change it. ESSENCE.com: (Laughs) Your own little focus group… THICKE: Yes, and if it soothes him, I go ahead with it. The next album will be a really soothing album, that’s for sure. ESSENCE.com: What would be the one thing you personally weren’t expecting from this new life? THICKE: I didn’t expect it to mean so much. I can’t define this love, it’s a new love. It’s not like being in relationship with someone where love grows and grows. As soon as your baby is born, you’re just in love for the rest of your life. ESSENCE.com: What are some of the things you’ve learned from your own father, Alan Thicke? THICKE: To save some money (laughs). ESSENCE.com: Many are familiar with the expression, ‘a Mother’s Love.’ Define what ‘a Father’s Love’ is. THICKE: Not sure how to define love for every father, but for me the definition of a father’s love is unconditional love.
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