Robin Thicke Steps Out Smiling Post-Split, Says He's "Trying to Get" Paula Patton Back

Celebrity News Feb. 27, 2014 AT 6:30PM
Robin Thicke Robin Thicke lands in Washington DC for concert. Seen for the first time since divorce rumors 2/27/14 Credit: Todd DC/Splash News

He wants to twerk it out! Robin Thicke has made it clear that he's not ready to throw in the towel on his marriage just yet. The R&B crooner stepped out for the first time since announcing his split from Paula Patton in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, Feb. 27 and said he wants his estranged wife back.

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"You know, just trying to get her back man," Thicke, 36, told TMZ cameras at a D.C. airport on Thursday. Bundled up in a peacoat, the "Blurred Lines" entertainer was all smiles while walking to his car outside. Whether he was wearing his wedding band is unknown, as he kept his hands hidden in his pockets during the duration of the quick chat. (On Feb. 26, actress Patton, 38, stepped out for the first time post-split without her ring in L.A.)

As previously reported, the high school sweethearts -- who are parents to 3-year-old son Julian -- announced their separation in a joint statement on Feb. 24. "Robin wanted to save their marriage, but it was Paula's choice and she ended it," an insider told Us of the twosome. "Robin does not want this divorce." 

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Robin Thicke and Paula Patton
Robin Thicke and Paula Patton
Credit: Larry Busacca/WireImage

"Robin was not blindsided -- he knew this was coming out," another source added. "But he was committed to saving their marriage. He didn't want this." 

Thicke may have been vocal about his hope for reconciliation, but the singer kept tight-lipped when a cameraman asked if Miley Cyrus played a part in the split. On Feb. 25, Us exclusively reported that Thicke's VMAs performance with the "Wrecking Ball" songstress tested the couple's marriage.

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"The Miley Cyrus fiasco was a big test of their relationship," an insider told Us of Thicke and the Baggage Claim star. "He asked her to help him out as a friend and a wife, and defend him and the performance. He begged her to speak out for him and be there for him."

"She agreed to be the good wife after he begged and pleaded," the source further explained. "Then he asked her to stick with him through awards season, and she agreed. She attended the Grammys with him as a favor."

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