Paula Patton Stronger Since Split from Robin Thicke

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Paula Patton thought long and hard before filing for divorce from Robin Thicke back in October, and as a result has emerged even stronger than she was before. The song that catapulted Robin Thicke to the top of the music charts was 'Blurred Lines,' and it seems he had a problem with a few blurred lines of his own. He stumbled through much of his newfound fame in a blur of drugs and alcohol--and even rumors of a cheating scandal, not to mention there was that twerking escapade with Miley Cyrus in a very provocative live TV performance. Paula Patton didn't see that the lines of holy matrimony should be blurred ones, so she ended things with her husband of almost 10 years.

Last Friday, Paula Patton chatted with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America, and told her that despite the trials and tribulations she experienced during and in the process of ending her marriage, she has emerged a much stronger woman.

“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.

“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,” she added.

Even though Paula Patton has emerged stronger since ending her marriage, that doesn't necessarily mean Robin Thicke has experienced the same result. He wrote a song called 'Paula' that was his last-ditch effort at winning his wife back. It obviously didn't work.

Fortunately Paula Patton and Robin Thicke are friendly these days, despite their split. The two share a four-year-old son named Julian, and it's important, of course, that life for him remains happy and stable.

Do you think one day Robin Thicke will emerge from the demise of his marriage as strong and healthy as Paula Patton?

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.