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Robin Thicke and wife Paula Patton are expecting their first child, has learned.

On Tuesday, the two - who began dating in high school before wedding in 2005 - got cozy at the 2009 Angel Ball in New York City.

Thicke, 32, was happy to sing her praises.

"She could make a marriage work with a chair," he told Us of Patton, 33, who is currently shooting the Queen Latifah comedy, Just Wright. "She's an incredible woman, and she's very beautiful, so I'm just lucky to be with her."

Asked how they work so well together, Patton told Us, "He's ... amazing!"