Earlier this year–February to be exact–Robin Thicke and Paula Patton separated, ending a relationship they started in 1993, and made official in 2005 when they were married. It was certainly a jarring occurrence for all involved, but through the public eye, it appeared to be a lot more tragic to Robin Thicke, who felt he had a lot of apologizing to do. Less than a year after releasing his chart-topping Blurred Lines album–many speculate the title track to said album may have contributed to the couple’s decline–Thicke released Paula, an album dedicated to the reparation of his damaged marriage.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem as if Thicke’s elaborate scheme was met with Paula’s open arms. According to a TMZ report, Robin has officially instructed his lawyer to begin dividing the assets, as he expects Patton to officially file for divorce very soon. Furthermore, the couple officially put their Bel-Air home–in which they haven’t lived since their initial separation in February–up for sale.
For the record, Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 177,000. Paula debuted earlier this month at #9 with first-week sales of 29,000. Talk about insult to injury.