Paula Patton On Life Since Robin Thicke Split

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Paula Patton filed for divorce from Robin Thicke back in October, and for the first time since then she spoke publicly of what life without him is like. Patton spoke with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America Friday.

"I mean, the honest truth is it has been challenging, but it’s been a year of growth--lots of healing, learning about all new things. But, I’ve come out of it stronger, and my son’s happy, and I’m very, you know, I feel like everything happens for a reason. And then you have to move on and grow from there," Paula Patton said.

Roberts was surprised to see how positive Paula Patton is these days, in spite of the pain her split from Robin Thicke--and the events leading up to that split.

"The truth is, it’s hard for me to say this, because I don’t always do this, but it’s being grateful for what you have. I mean, it’s so easy for all of us to focus on the negative things, but usually the positive in your life outweighs that, and you have to just be thankful for what you have right now. That’s what I try to work on. My son also helps me with that. The thing is you can’t wallow in sadness or stay in bed when you have a child. And they’re so full of life and wonder, and he brings me so much joy," Patton explained.

Paula Patton and Robin Thicke have remained friendly since their split. He didn't want to give Paula up without a fight, however. He even wrote a song about winning her back, that was a flop. It didn't draw Paula Patton any nearer to him either.

It's good to see that Paula Patton is doing so well since her split from the 'Blurred Lines' singer. Do you think he is doing nearly as well?

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.