Robin Thicke, 43, says he goes to couples therapy with fiancée April Love Geary, 26, AND his ex-wife Paula Patton, 45: ‘It opens barriers for us’
Robin Thicke goes to couples therapy with his fiancée and his ex-wife.
The 43-year-old singer has revealed talking things through with a ‘third party’ has done wonders for his romance with fiancée April Love Geary – with whom he has Mia, two, Lola, 23 months, and Luca, two months – as he also admitted he attends regular therapy sessions with his ex Paula Patton, where they discuss the best ways to co-parent their 10-year-old son Julian.
‘Therapy is not for everybody all the time, but it definitely opens barriers for us, even just to go once or twice. If you’re struggling in your relationship, one visit, one conversation with a third party can change things,’ he said.
He works hard for happiness: Robin Thicke goes to couples therapy with his fiancée April Love Geary (pictured) and his ex-wife Paula Patton, he told a podcast this week; seen in 2019
‘Couples therapy has been great for me and April, and it’s been great for me and Paula in coparenting. We’ve had a few sessions and it’s really helped for us, so I am a total believer in therapy.’
The Blurred Lines hitmaker added that while he understands some people may not want to ‘do therapy every week’, there are times when it becomes necessary.
He explained during an appearance on the Black Girls Texting podcast: ‘When you hit a wall and you know you’ve hit a wall and you’re standing still, a great way to knock that wall down is to have a third party or another person help you.’
Talk about it: ‘Couples therapy has been great for me and April, and it’s been great for me and Paula in coparenting. We’ve had a few sessions and it’s really helped for us, so I am a total believer in therapy.’ Seen in 2014
Meanwhile, Robin recently said his relationship with Paula – whom he met in 1991, married in 2005, and separated from in 2014 – has ‘never been better’ now that they’re just friends and co-parents.
He said: ‘There’s so much emotion when you first break up, and there’s so much stuff that spills over. But time heals those wounds, and she’s an incredible person.
‘Once you can put yourself second, your son rises to the top and you go, “It’s not about us anymore.” We’re very lucky the way everything has worked out.
‘[We’ve] never been better. [We have a system of] communication and transparency.
Family over everything: The couple recently welcomed son Luca and have two daughters, Mia and Lola. He also shares co-parenting responsibilities of his 10-year-old son, Julian, with his ex
‘We’re co-parenting at our very best, and it shows in Julian’s results. He’s thriving and has really blossomed this last year. He’s so devoted to school. He’s the opposite of me: I was the class clown in the back row. He’s in the front of class and loves going to school.
‘Maybe he’s not my son! But no, I’m the proudest father because he really is that kind of kid at home.’
Last week Thicke said was ‘in a bad place’ during a time where he was professionally soaring.
The singer recalled his ‘crumbling’ marriage to Paula Patton as he battled ‘using painkillers’ while Blurred Lines became a commercial success in 2013.
Thicke admitted in PEOPLE magazine’s latest issue that there was ‘a melting pot of trouble brewing’ in his personal life was falling apart.
A star is born: His big break came with Blurred Lines as it climbed to the top of the charts in 2013 and ‘became the longest-running No. 1 single of the year after topping the Billboard Hot 100 for 12 consecutive weeks’
His big break came with Blurred Lines as it climbed to the top of the charts in 2013 and ‘became the longest-running No. 1 single of the year after topping the Billboard Hot 100 for 12 consecutive weeks.’
The song, which also included Pharrell Williams and T.I., had an equally controversial video starring a topless Emily Ratajkowski to match the questionable lyrics.
‘My marriage to Paula was crumbling,’ he said. ‘I started using painkillers. It was a melting pot of trouble brewing, and I was so arrogant that I thought I could handle it all.’
Yikes: After a raunchy performance with Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards in August 2013, Robin was caught grabbing a fan in a backstage photo, with his wife was merely inches away
After a raunchy performance with Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards in August 2013, Robin was caught grabbing a fan in a backstage photo, with his wife was merely inches away.
She filed for divorce in 2014 after nine years of marriage and 21 years together, claiming infidelity, physical abuse and drug use. Thicke has denied cheating and abuse allegations.
‘Everything seemed to burn down there for a few years,’ he said.
‘Everything seemed to burn down there for a few years,’ he said after the photo with Lana Scolaro surfaced
He and Pharrell were later sued by Marvin Gaye’s estate for copyright infringement of the ’77 hit Got to Give It Up and were ordered to pay $5.3million in damages when the case was settled in 2015.
‘That year was a whirlwind of fame, and overindulgence all coming to a head,’ Thicke said.’The painkillers (prescribed at first from back pain due to traveling) became part of the release.’
He added: ‘You don’t realize you’re not in control. Fame and a lot of those things — they got to me. I was in a bad place. I’m happy to have closed that chapter.’
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