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Paula Patton Hands Robin Thicke His Latest Courtroom Defeat

Paula Patton and Robin Thicke are one step closer to being officially done.

Paula Patton was granted a divorce this week from singer Robin Thicke. The divorce will not be official until April 14.

Their divorce settlement terms are private, but are known to include specifics about the custody and child support of their four-year-old son Julian, spousal support, property division and attorney fees.

For weeks, Robin Thicke’s attempts to woo back his estranged wife were tabloid fodder. He named an entire album Paula, and let the world know that he really wanted another chance. But Paula Patton was done for good.

The divorce from Paula Patton is just the latest disappointment that Robin Thicke has been handed in the courtroom. Last week he and songwriting partners Pharrell and T.I. were ordered by a judge to pay the family of Marvin Gaye millions of dollars due to what the jury deemed to be an infringement on the copyright of Gaye’s music.

The song “Blurred Lines”, for which Robin Thicke had already caught a lot of heat due to its video, was determined to be a rip-off of Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up.”

Robin Thicke, Pharrell, and T.I. expressed disappointment in the ruling. They had actually preemptively challenged the notion that their song was so derivative of Marvin Gaye that it infringed his intellectual property. But they lost.

Now that Paula Patton has her date for their divorce to be final, Robin Thicke has some rebuilding to do in his life and career. But his song i still quite popular. With his name in the news as much as it is, he is not likely to go away anytime soon. And in the media game, visibility equals fame, and fame equals money when you know how to handle it right.


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