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Robin Thicke was definitely feeling down after his split from his ex, Paula Patton, but now admits he regrets how he handled things after they were over! Robin Thicke Paula Patton Regret: ‘I Embarrassed Myself.’ In an interview with The New York Times, Thicke got candid about how he regrets the decision to dedicate his BET Performance of “Forever Love“, as well as the way he marketed his album Paula, which was also clearly directed to his ex.

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Thicke admits that after the performance, a close friend him said that he was going about the break the wrong way, and it didn’t look good in the public eye. “What I thought was romantic was just embarrassing. And he said, “You should just go away for a while.” So I shut everything down. I took some time off to be with my son, and to be with my family and close friends. And the more time I took off, the more everything became clear.” Thicke also admitted how his record label was apprehensive about the direction that his record “Paula” took, and didn’t want him to release it.

“Look, my songwriting has always been autobiographical, and always will be. The ‘Paula’ album was no different. I was struggling through my toughest time, and I decided to share it. And I remember my team and my record company didn’t want me to put it out, but they stuck by me. In hindsight, the only thing I would have done differently was, I wouldn’t have promoted it or sold it. I would have given it away. That would have kept the purity of the message intact.”

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Thicke is currently taking some personal time to prepare his appeal to the Blurred Lines case, in which both he and Pharrell lost a lawsuit in which they were ordered to pay the Marvin Gaye estate $7 million.

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