Everything Robin Thicke & Paula Patton Have Ever Said About Parenting Son Julian
ON SON JULIAN
"He wants to be just like his dad. I mean, obsessed with it. We're so proud of him."
—Paula Patton, to Jimmy Fallon in 2013
ON NEWFOUND PARENTHOOD
"I've gotten to spend a lot of time with the baby lately, learning how to be a dad. I look forward to every day with him, watching him grow and learn I want to teach him basketball and Al Green. I want to teach him Michael Jackson and all that fun stuff."
— Robin Thicke, to PEOPLE in 2010
ON HOW BECOMING PARENTS CHANGED THEIR LIVES
"It was hard when we became parents, because we had to balance our careers with this new person in our lives. [Having a baby] changed everything. It was tough at first. She was stressed. I took time off. I lost my mojo. After a while, we hit our rhythm and we are more in love and supportive than ever."
— Robin Thicke, to PEOPLE in 2011
ON SPENDING MORE TIME WITH FAMILY
"I took some time off to just be with my son and my family. It helps you gain perspective on what's important in life."
— Robin Thicke, to Good Morning America in 2015
"[We're] on the best terms. The good thing is when you have that long of a friendship and you have a child that you can put first, the most important thing is giving him a healthy happy life."
— Robin Thicke, on Watch What Happens Live in 2015
ON FINDING PEACE IN HER SPLIT FROM THICKE
"Memories … I always try to only remember what was fun and made me smile … We were babies and we had a beautiful baby. What an amazing time in my life."
— Paula Patton, on Instagram in 2016
ON HER BREAKUP FROM THICKE
"The thing is, you can't wallow in sadness or stay in bed when you have a child. And they're so full of life and wonder. And he brings me so much joy."
— Paula Patton, to Good Morning America in 2015