What do you call a man who names his album after his estranged wife—an album featuring a rather creepy stalkerish music video and single titled "Get Her Back"?
If you’re R&B singer-songwriter Jason Derulo, only one word really comes to mind.
However, it’s not like the 24-year-old musician doesn’t understand where Thicke is coming from.
"As a musician, as a songwriter, that's what we do,” said Derulo. “We put our hearts on our sleeves and what's ever on our mind we just go to our safe zone, which is writing songs.”
— OnePopz (@OnePopz) July 31, 2014
Derulo said that he spoke with Thicke recently. Though the two “aren’t the best of friends”, he definitely sympathizes with the dejected singer.
“...You can tell when somebody is in dire need of having that special person back. And I think that's all it is.”
Robin Thicke’s album Paula was perhaps meant to be that musical equivalent of his entire soul laid bare.
But neither Patton nor the public were having any of it.
— TMZ (@TMZ) July 22, 2014
In addition to the music failing to move his estranged lover, it has performed terribly on the charts.
With his career on the ropes and his marriage potentially down for the count, what is left for Thicke to do?
He seems to be close to admitting openly that his efforts to regain the favor of his 38-year-old wife have fallen flat.
— Soul Music News (@mhq_soul) August 1, 2014
And even if he isn’t, the sale of their home seems to signal just that.
Many onlookers are expecting that the announcement of a divorce will be coming any day now.
It’s hard to believe how fast things changed for Thicke in a year’s time, but then where success and celebrity relationships are concerned, it’s never wise to take anything (or anyone) for granted.
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