Robin Thicke and wife split

Robin Thicke, left, and Paula Patton have announced they are separating. Photo/AP
Robin Thicke, left, and Paula Patton have announced they are separating. Photo/AP

Robin Thicke and Paula Patton are calling it quits.

A representative for the actress confirmed the couple are ending their 9-year marriage.

Thicke, 36, and Patton, 38, met when they were teenagers and married in 2005. They had a son, Julian Fuego Thicke, in 2010.

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.

Patton has 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.

- AP

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