Turns out Paula Patton's not the one with the jealousy issues. The Baggage Claim actress, 37, opened up to The Associated Press in a recent interview, telling the outlet that it's actually her husband Robin Thicke who gets a "little jealous" of some of her more risque film scenes.
"I always prep him for the sexy scenes," she said, referring to her makeout scenes with Derek Luke, Boris Kodjoe and Djimon Hounsou in the upcoming romantic comedy. "I mean, the moment he's not a little jealous is the day that I'm very worried, okay? And I think he feels the same way. You have to have a little bit of jealousy."
The pair and their son, 3-year-old Julian, took some time out of their busy schedules for a little family bonding time in Miami just days after Thicke's much-talked about MTV Video Music Awards performance on Sunday, Aug. 25.
Patton wore a tiny deep purple string bikini while Thicke, 36, opted to keep his shirt on as the threesome jogged through the waves.
The couple, who wed in June 2005, have been together since they were in high school, and Patton explained that their relationship has remained solid because they've already been through so much.
"Mostly it's happiness for each other because we've known each other since we were kids and we dreamt the same dream together and we know how hard it's been," she told The AP. "It's had its peaks and its valleys. It's a marathon. So when you have great moments like this, or when you just get to work, quite frankly, you're just so thankful that you can kind of overlook the things that might hurt a little bit."
And, Patton added, she and Thicke also make it a point to celebrate their successes together.
"We celebrate in the kitchen late at night after we put our son to sleep, and we're like, 'Can you believe this?'" she said. "And then we do things like [tell each other] 'drive the speed limit,' 'don't mess around.' It's like 'don't mess this up!'"