Anyone who thinks marriage kills a couple’s sex life hasn’t been paying attention to Robin Thicke and Paula Patton. The couple, who wed in 2005, apparently can’t keep their hands off each other — and they’re not shy about revealing what goes on behind closed doors. In a new interview with Elle, the “Blurred Lines” singer even admits that he and his wife might be too sexy for their own good.
“The spice is not our problem,” Thicke, 36, tells the mag of how they keep their relationship interesting. “We’re overspiced. We could probably take a few spices off the shelf.”
Indeed, the couple like to get creative in the bedroom. Asked whether Patton, 37, ever listens to his music to get in the mood, Thicke replies, “Yes. In fact, she likes to do it more than ever now. Sometimes she’ll even play groupie for me.”
The musician, who made headlines this summer for his sexed-up “Blurred Lines” video and downright raunchy VMAs performance with Miley Cyrus, clearly needs no help in the romance department. But that wasn’t always the case. Growing up, he learned about women by watching his dad, Growing Pains star Alan Thicke, who divorced Gloria Loring when his son was 7.
“My dad was single my whole pubescent period,” the “Love After War” songwriter tells Elle, laughing. “He had Ms. Alabama, Ms. Dominican Republic — every week. I was like, Dang, Pops. He had an indoor Jacuzzi, and he frequented it.”
His father’s love life actually brought about a milestone in the singer’s own journey from boy to man. “The first time I saw a naked woman,” he recalls, “was when I went to take a shower one morning before school. I was like, Who is this girl in my shower?”
Thicke says his dad, now 66, “was always very intuitive” with women. “And very smooth,” he adds. “He didn’t really tell me what to do. He told me what not to do, which is actually more important.”