Last year, "Blurred Lines" propelled Robin Thicke to a new level of fame — but it also marked the end of his marriage to Paula Patton. After an infamous twerk session with Miley Cyrus (and some rumblings about cheating), Thicke and Patton target="_blank">announced their separation in February. But while the couple's initial statement claimed the separation was mutual, Thicke is openly courting his wife with his upcoming album, Paula — and the first single, "Get Her Back," isn't exactly coy about his intentions.
"I kept trying to warn you you were pushing me too far," reads the text message that opens the new music video for "Get Her Back." As Thicke croons about keeping "her" satisfied and atoning for his mistakes, a series of text messages — presumably from "her" — appear: "You drink too much." "You embarrassed me." "I can't make love to you anymore."
The replies: "I hate myself." "Can I come see you?" "I wrote a whole album about you." Subtle, Robin. Very subtle.
We don't want to jump to conclusions, but it certainly looks like Thicke just shared a bunch of uncomfortably personal messages from his estranged wife with the rest of the world (or, at the very least, wrote some messages that he knew everyone would assume came from Patton). If that's the case, he might want to rethink his whole "get her back" approach. For what it's worth, Thicke seems fairly committed to the strategy: "This is just the beginning," he promises as the video ends. --Scott Meslow