Robin Thicke and Paula Patton seemed to be the perfect couple, and now Patton is opening up for the first time since announcing their divorce back in February — and the heartbreak she has gone through since then.
“We’ve known each other since we were teenagers,” she told Vanity Fair. “All I can tell you is there’s a deep love there — always was, and always will be.”
Patton and Thicke met in the ’90s when she was 15 and he was only 14. They had been together ever since, and were married in their 20s. The couple had grown accustomed to being together and didn’t think they’d ever be with anyone else.
“He wasn’t my first kiss,” she said, “But he was my first lots of other things.”
Patton has her own successful career as an actress, but it took her years to open up enough to want to appear in front of the camera.
“I felt uncomfortable in my own skin, so I liked the other side of the camera,” she said, according to People. “It took until I was 27 to say, ‘You only have one life to live, so you might as well go and see if you can act.'”
The actress is currently filming Warcraft, a role she first thought she might be a stretch, but she loved the script. She said, “I’ve never been big into video games. But the Warcraft script reads more like a complex, epic novel.”
Thicke and Patton both seem to be dealing well with the breakup. Earlier this year, he said they were “both doing well. We’re both very happy right now — much happier.”