Robin Thicke Naming New Album Paula, After Estranged Wife Paula Patton
Laying it on thicke! Robin Thicke is pulling out all the stops in his attempt to win back estranged wife Paula Patton. The "Blurred Lines" singer, 37—who split from the Baggage Claim actress, 38, earlier this year—is even naming his new album after her, his rep confirms exclusively to Us Weekly.
Thicke's upcoming record, due out July 1, will be called Paula, his rep tells Us. It will include the single "Get Her Back," which the chart-topping star debuted at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards in May. Introducing the song onstage, Thicke said, "All right, y'all, help me get her back."
Together since high school, the longtime sweethearts announced their decision to separate back in February, after nearly 9 years of marriage. A source told Us Weekly at the time that Thicke "wanted to save their marriage, but it was Paula's choice and she ended it." The insider added, "Robin does not want this divorce."
Since then, the "Give It 2 U" singer has made several public attempts to woo his ex, with whom he shares son Julian, 3. Days after their split, he dedicated a song to Patton at a concert in Fairfax, VA., telling the crowd, "For y'all that don't know, me and my wife separated but I'm trying to get my girl back."
Patton, for her part, told Vanity Fair in a recent interview that there was and would always be a "deep love" between her and Thicke. "We've known each other since we were teenagers," she said. "All I can tell you is there's a deep love there—always was, and always will be. He wasn't my first kiss, but he was my first lots of other things."