Paula Patton Left Robin Thicke Following Drug and Alcohol Issues, Plagiarism

Kimberly RipleyLife

Share this Post

Paula Patton left Robin Thicke right around February of last year. Now Thicke has admitted that she left him because he was in the throes of drug addiction and alcoholism. The singer admitted recently to the Hollywood Reporter that he didn't do one interview last year while not high, and that he also didn't help write his 2013 hit 'Blurred Lines.'

The children of the late Marvin Gaye filed a lawsuit against the 'Feel Good' singer, Pharrell Williams, and Atlanta-based rapper T.I., claiming that they plagiarized at least parts of Marvin Gaye's 1977 hit 'Got to Give It Up.' When the lawsuit was first filed, Robin Thicke insisted there had been no wrongdoing, but now has changed his stance.

“I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio. So my recollection is when we made the song, I thought I wanted--I--I wanted to be more involved than I actually was by the time, nine months later, it became a huge hit and I wanted credit,” he said in a deposition in April.

“So I started kind of convincing myself that I was a little more part of it than I was and I--because I didn’t want him--I wanted some credit for this big hit. But the reality is, is that Pharrell had the beat and he wrote almost every single part of the song,” he added.

In this same deposition, Robin Thicke admits why Paula Patton left him.

"I told my wife the truth. That's why she left me," he said ."When your wife leaves you, it gives you good reason to sober up."

Robin Thicke released his follow up album, called 'Paula,' dedicated to Paula Patton, in an effort to win his wife back. It doesn't seem as though he's had success thus far.

Do you think Paula Patton will eventually take Robin Thicke back if he remains clean and sober or has he done too much damage to salvage their marriage?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.