After months of keeping a low profile in the aftermath of her split with husband Robin Thicke, Paula Patton stepped out to attend the Emmys HBO Party on Monday. The 38-year-old actor was seen smiling and laughing as she spoke to fellow celebrities and industry insiders at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, apparently in good spirits. She looked stylish in a see-through black mini dress and black pumps, and ready to mingle after staying out of the Hollywood spotlight for months.
The last time that Patton was at a red carpet event was on March 2 at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, which happened days after she and singer Thicke announced their separation. Before that, she had also attended the Independent Spirit Awards, which was her first red carpet event since the breakup.
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At the time, Patton and Thicke released a statement that said, “We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time.” The couple had been high-school sweethearts and married for nine years before Patton allegedly decided to leave Thicke because she could no longer handle the rumors of him cheating on her.
Soon after that, Thicke launched a campaign to win her back by releasing his album Paula. He was reportedly making shoutouts to her during his promotional tour for the album, but Patton’s retreat from the public eye during this time indicated that she wasn’t responding to his efforts. Thicke admitted in a Hot 97 interview in July that he had not seen Patton in four months. The prospect of a reunion for the two is also made bleak by the fact that they recently put their Los Angeles home on sale.
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Patton and Thicke have one child together, Julian Fuego, who is four years old.