A new report from TMZ suggests that Robin Thicke has given up his quixotic quest to win back his estranged wife Paula Patton, “telling people in his camp” that the marriage “has collapsed.” The L.A. home that the two shared until Patton moved out in February is also up for sale now, which makes the split seem even more final. Apparently recording a deeply creepy and not-very-good record that no one wants to buy isn’t the key to winning back a lost lover.
If Thicke really is throwing in the towel, it raises the question of whether this whole Hail Mary of a concept album/plea for forgiveness was really worth the effort. Calling the mission off after not even an entire month suggests this may have all just been a poorly conceived, poorly executed idea that wasn’t any more effective than leaving your ex a bunch of long, drunken voicemails (which Paula feels like for most of its running time).
But anyhow: If Paula Patton finally calls it quits, and she keeps on refusing to engage the celebrity gossip machine, we could finally be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel of this whole awkwardly tacky episode. And if Thicke doesn’t come roaring back in the next six months or so with the best R&B record ever recorded, we might even be done talking about him at all.