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2014-02-25 07:12
New York — Robin Thicke and Paula Patton are calling it quits.

A representative for the actress confirmed Monday that she and the singer are ending their nine-year marriage.
"We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time," the entertainers said in a joint statement.

(Robin Thicke and Paula Patton arrive at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards. AP)

Thicke, 36, and Patton, 38, met when they were teenagers. They had a son, Julian Fuego Thicke, in 2010.

Robin Thicke had a breakthrough last year with the international hit Blurred Lines, which was nominated for several Grammy Awards. Patton has appeared in the films Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, Idlewild, and Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push'by Sapphire.

Patton also appeared in Thicke's music videos, including Lost Without U and Love After War. She was the inspiration behind most of his music, and she appeared on the cover of his 2003 debut, A Beautiful World.
Their separation was first reported on People magazine's website.

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