R&B singer Robin Thicke recently admitted during an interview with Essence Magazine that dating his African American wife Paula Patton for more than 18 years was one of the driving forces behind his successful music career.
Although Thicke’s wife Paula is bi-racial, he continued by confessing that he in fact has never dated a white woman. Thicke also stated that he’s broken relationship with his mother and Paula’s with her father allows them to lean on each other (and their adorable son Julian Fuego who was born this past April) for love and support.
Paula, who is currently promoting her biggest role to date starring alongside Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible, Ghost Protocol, is not only known for her skills as an actress but her slamming body as well. Paula recently posed semi nude for GQ Magazine where she discussed the physical strains regarding her new role. But when Essence asked Thicke about what he considered his wife’s sexiest quality, he surprisingly responded;
“It’s her intelligence and her strength. I’ve never met a stronger person who stands by their will and their moral values.”
Thicke continued by stating that race was something of a hurdle towards the beginning of their relationship.
“I met her and we were 16 years old and she was the president of the Black student union and I was just a silly White boy who didn’t understand or have compassion.”
When asked how he felt regarding the media’s opinion that African American women are better off dating white men, Thicke responded;
“I think that’s ridiculous. There are so many good Black men out there that are hardworking, decent, and handsome, you know? To start that rumor is as bad as starting any other negative rumor.”
He then continues with a slight laugh;
“There are great Black men out there. There are only a few good White men — trust me.”
Thicke also switched his focus by claiming some black woman may need to humble themselves if they wish to find quality black men.
“Good luck finding a good White man who understands your journey. I only have three White friends. I’ve got 20 Black male friends, who are all good men who take good care of their wives, and good care of their children. I know amazing Black men. Maybe the women have to take better care of their men. Maybe you’re being too stubborn. Maybe you’re not saying you’re sorry. You have to take good care of him, too. You have to give love to get love.”
Interesting indeed….Be sure to check out Robin Thicke’s full interview on Essence.com for more juicy highlights.