Actress Paula Patton and singer Robin Thicke were married on June 11 after first meeting and falling in love during their high school days.
Thicke, son of actors Alan Thicke and Gloria Loring, met Patton at a teen nightclub. The two dated throughout high school. While Paula attended University of Southern California Film School, Thicke wrote songs for Brownstone and other musicians.
The couple stayed on the scene as seen here at the Fall 2003 Baby Phat show during New York Fashion Week. Robin released his first album in 2002, as Patton continued to audition for movie roles.
The lovebirds will always remember 2005. It was the year they wed, and Patton appeared in her first major film, Hitch alongside blockbuster draw Will Smith and Thicke released his critically acclaimed album The Evolution of Robin Thicke.
The newlyweds’ careers continued to thrive. In 2006, Patton starred in Idlewild with OutKast and Deja Vu with Denzel Washington, as Thicke’s CD took him to Oprah’s couch and the Soul Train Music Awards in 2007, where the two stole a kiss.
Robin and Paula were always head-turners on the red carpet. Here they were photographed at the Poiret: King of Fashion Costume Institute Gala at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2007.
After being together for more than a decade, in 2009 Thicke shared what kept the relationship strong. “The No. 1 thing is that any real relationship starts with respect,” he told ESSENCE.com. “You have to respect that person, and that way you’ll listen to them and you’ll care about what they’re saying.”
Though baby rumors swirled in early 2008, Thicke told ESSENCE.com they were waiting a little longer. “We’re going to enjoy running around the world for a little bit,” he said. “We’re going to get our Sex and the City on, then we’re going to have some children.”
As a Hollyqood power couple, Robin and Paula knew how to move and shake with the best in the biz. In May 2008, the stylish pair attended one of the fashion industry’s biggest events, The Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The couple was all smiles at The Casa de Milagros Picnic in Los Angeles in June 2008. Thicke told PEOPLE magazine that he often read to Paula, especially on vacation. Two books they enjoyed together are Marcel Proust’s “In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower” and Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s “One Hundred Years of Solitude.”
This talented pair was always quite at home on the red carpet. Here, Paula dazzled in a curve-hugging orange frock while Robin kept it sexy and subtle in all black at the Hollywood premiere of Swing Vote in July 2008.
The entertaining duo braves the cold in Park City, Utah, in January 2008 to help promote Paula’s buzz-worhty performance in Precious.
Robin and Paula shared a little camera time at the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards in February 2009 in Los Angeles.
Perhaps the secret to Robin and Paula’s loving marriage was respect for each other’s careers. While both maintained hectic schedules, they always seemed to make time for one another whenever possible. Here, the couple worked the room at an event during the 62nd Annual Cannes Film Festival in May 2009.
Although the duo were dating and married for well over a decade, they still appeared to genuinely enjoy spending time together. Here, they shared a laugh on the red carpet of a Heidi Klum event in Hollywood in April 2009.
The handsome couple attended Alicia Keys’ Keep A Child Alive ball in October 2009.
Thicke hosted a New Year’s Eve party at The Bank Nightclub in Las Vegas. There would be no champagne for Paula that year. (Wink.)
As the clock struck midnight, the loving couple shared a kiss to kick off a blessed New Year.
Paula Patton always makes a splash during red carpet season. Here, she arrived at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in January, 2010.
With the success of Thicke’s album Sex Therapy and Patton’s film, Precious, a critical success, 2009 was another great year for this couple. Here, the two exuded pure joy on the red carpet at the 2010 Golden Globes.
Patton displayed her super positive charm at the People’s Choice Awards in 2010 and showed off her baby bump.
Paula and Robin light up the red carpet at the 2010 Academy Awards, where her film Precious was nominated for Best Movie.
The glowing mother-to-be flaunts her baby bump in 2010. She gave birth to son Julian Fuego Thicke in April of that year. Congratulations Paula and Robin!
The proud parents spend quality time with their son Julian, 3, back in 2013.
In February 24, 2014, Robin and Paula shocked fans by announcing their plans to seperate. “We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time,” the couple told PEOPLE in an exclusive statement.