The last half-year has been dedicated to tabloids about Robin Thicke, his VMA performance with Miley Cyrus, his racy music video for “Blurred Lines” and now his recent split from his wife and high school sweetheart Paula Patton.
Now, three months after their separation, the Precious actress is speaking out for the first time in Variety magazine and going topless while doing it (Take that, Robin!).
Patton started dating the “Give It 2 U” singer when she was just 15 years old after meeting him at an 18-and-under nightclub in Los Angeles. She told the publication he sang Jodeci’s “Forever My Lady” to her in his dad Alan’s living room before they shared their first kiss.
“He wasn’t my first kiss,” she explains. “But he was my first lots of other things.”
So how does a woman forget all that history? Patton’s answer: you don’t.
“All I can tell you is there’s a deep love there,” she answers on whether or not they’ll eventually get back together. “Always was and always will be.”
Most recently, Paula has been in Vancouver filming her latest film Warcraft, based on the online gaming series, but she wasn’t always in front of the camera. She worked on the production side of things until she was late into her 20s.
“I felt uncomfortable in my own skin, so I liked the other side of the camera,” she says. “It took until I was 27 to say, ‘You only have one life to live, so you might as well go and see if you can act.'”
And that year she landed her first big part in Hitch alongside Will Smith.