"Blurred Lines" singer Thicke, who caused a sensation with a
raunchy MTV Video Music Awards performance last year with Miley
Cyrus, and Patton met as teenagers and have been married since
2005. They have one son, Julian, who was born in 2010.
"We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we
have mutually decided to separate at this time," the couple said
in a joint statement.
Thicke, the 36-year-old son of actor Alan Thicke of the
television series "Growing Pains," was nominated for three 2014
Grammy awards, including record of the year for "Blurred Lines."
Patton, 38, appeared with actors Denzel Washington and Mark
Wahlberg in the 2013 action comedy "2 Guns" and also stars in
this year's romantic comedy "About Last Night."
(Reporting by Patricia Reaney;
editing by Piya Sinha-Roy and David Gregorio)
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