Through "Thicke" and thin! In a joint interview with Prestige Hong Kong Magazine, Robin Thicke and his wife of eight years, Paula Patton, talk about the ups and downs of their careers and relationship, and how they support each other.
"I don't know if I would still be alive in some ways if it wasn't for Paula," Thicke, 36, tells the magazine. "She's been my rock, my muse, my inspiration and I love her. The whole way."
"I've been there for his down moments and he's been there for mine," adds actress Patton, 37. "Life is full of peaks and valleys. Robin has always been a great person to remind me to celebrate now. Even when it looks like I've got a role but don't know for sure, he's like, 'Let's celebrate!'"
When the "Blurred Lines" singer and Baggage Claim star have free time, they choose to spend it by enjoying simple things together.
"Talking to each other. We watch movies. Just sit and contemplate — we have a house with a bit of a view. Listening to music. Talking about what's going on in our lives," Patton shares. "We're best friends. We laugh a lot. But that's our down time. We do the things you're supposed to do, like work out — blah, blah, blah, boring, boring. We love to travel together and travel with our child. Get out of the house. Because our house is a mad house. We don't have normal jobs. So it's always a work house. Robin makes music at home and my job, when I'm not on set, always brings people into our home."
The spouses are parents to son Julian, 3. Thicke says fatherhood has changed him "in every single way."
"My son is my good-luck charm; he's made me not think about myself all day long," he says. "All of a sudden he shows up with his beautiful smile and perfect energy and makes me go, 'Ah, forget my little problems.' He's an amazing child."
Another fave down-time activity for the trio? Vacations! "We love Paris because we had our most romantic endeavors there and we fall in love again every single time," Thicke tells Prestige. "We love the Caribbean or some of the spots in Mexico, like Baja California. Whenever we can, we like to get close to some sun and some sand and some fruity drinks with alcohol in them. But Julian gets the virgin daiquiri."
Indeed, just last week the family was photographed enjoying a boat ride in Miami. The break came at the right time as Thicke found himself making headlines for a report claiming he cheated on Patton during an Aug. 25 party.
"Paula was with him all night," a rep for the actress told Gossip Cop of the claim on Wednesday. "Just a girl looking for attention." The rep added, "Paula and Robin aren't concerned and are happily vacationing in Florida."