High School sweethearts Robin Thicke and Paula Patton announced that they’re separating after eight years of marriage.
The 36-year-old singer and 38-year-old actress, who will be filing for a divorce shortly, released the following statement:
“We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time,” the couple tell PEOPLE on Monday.
For the past year, Paula has been battling with Robin’s ‘alleged’ cheating affairs, which were splashed across every media blog last year.
The “Blurred Lines” hit maker was first spotted with his hand up a female’s skirt at a VMA afterparty in New York City last Summer.
Days later, the woman identified as Lana Scolaro, came forward to spill details about her ‘magical’ night with the singer.
She told Life&Style magazine that “not only did she hook up with Robin that night, but she did so while Paula was just a few feet away”. She added, ““I don’t think he cared what she thought,” Lana tells Life & Style. “I was with him the whole night!”.
Robin’s rep later assured the magazine, “Lana is just a girl looking for some attention. Paula and Robin aren’t concerned.”
A few months later, [Robin] was also seen again with another woman, cuddled up, inside a UK nightclub.
The couple got married in 2005 and welcomed (now 3-years-old) a son named Julian Fuego in April 2010.